Gerbeaud Slices


Preparation info
  • Makes

    12 slices

    • Difficulty


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

By Rick Rodgers

Published 2002

  • About

The word “Gerbeaud” is never translated. It’s assumed that everyone who orders it knows that it is thin, tender layers of sweet yeast dough alternating with apricot jam and ground walnuts, covered with a shiny chocolate glaze. This is an unusual yeast dough; the small amount of yeast and high proportion of sugar keep the dough from rising high, so don’t expect this to be a puffy yeast pastry. Thanks to Gerbeaud’s executive chef, Sandor Kovacs, who shared the prized recipe with me.