98 Sacher Torte

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The Chefs' Knowledge: The modern culinary repertoire

By Chandos Elletson

Published 2022

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In Vienna all the best cakes have stories attached to them and the recipes are closely guarded secrets. The Sacher Torte, a chocolate cake flavoured with apricot, is so famous that it spawned a hotel, a cafe and an international delivery business. The recipe is still a secret but a close resemblance can be achieved.

Here’s how the story goes: Franz Sacher was 16 and an apprentice in the kitchens at the Vienna palace of his employer Prince Metternich