Ladyfinger Torte with Rum Cream


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Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafes of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague

By Rick Rodgers

Published 2002

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When choosing a pastry from the coffeehouse display case, whipped-cream lovers usually gravitate toward Malakofftorte, named for a decisive battle of the Crimean War of the 1850s. (This was this war where Florence Nightingale served so bravely, and which inspired Alfred Lord Tennyson’s epic poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade.”) There are a few variations on the theme—some feature almond buttercream instead of rum cream, or use Cointreau rather than rum,