- Why don't we make the chocolate cake we made as children? -
Making me falling from the clouds.
Actually I remembered my beautiful kids with apron, whisk, spatula, working and arguing around the bowl of the chocolate mixture, but I had no idea how they made it. I knew at that time, as I thaugh it to them.
The recipe was given me by a doctor, the gynaecologist who assisted me in the delivery of my daughter. She is from Trieste, in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, a norther eastern region of Italy bordering with Slovenia and Austria. She told me that this is the real Sacher Tort, which, in the original form, has not apricot jam and no flour.
After 22 year my daugher, instead, remembered exactly the weigh and amount of each ingredient. Fantastic! It is now one of the "best seller" at GiglioCooking school.
SACHER DI MARCELLA
120 gr ( 4 Oz) dark chocolate
120 gr ( 4 Oz) butter
100 gr ( 3 Oz) sugar
3 tbs bread crumbs
120 gr ( 4 Oz) dark chocolate for the frosting
Optional apricot jam
Cut the chocolate and the butter in pieces. Put them together with the sugar in a bowl over a pot of boiling water until melted.
Keep on stirring to cool down.
Add one egg at a time alternating with one spoon of bread crumbs.
Bake at 150° ( 300 F) for about 30 minutes.
Optionally, make 2 thinner cakes. Assemble them with the apricot jam in the middle.
60 gr ( 5 Oz) Powdered Sugar
1/4 Cup Water (60 ml)
150 gr (5 Oz) Semi –Sweet Chocolate
Make a syrup using the sugar and the water, bringing it to 106° C. Let it cool . when it is still warm, Add the chocolate, cut into pieces, and whisk until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
Instead of using the chocolate icing, you can decorate your cake in other ways: in the photo there are strips of cocoa powder , candied orange and raspberries in syrup.