Friday, 28 October 2011

Mini rant

Why am I so hungry today?

Seriously whenever I eat something I'm hungry again about 30 minutes later.  What is wrong with meee?!

Possibly because I've had Come Dine with Me on in the background while I've been working.  Although I'm not sure why that food is making me hungry, it's not always the most appetising of things.

Anyway in the last 3 episodes I've watched there's been one thing that has really annoyed me.  That is people calling a tart, a torte.

Torte, believe it or not, is not just a fancy word for tart.  A tart is a pastry case filled with something delicious.

A torte is a CAKE.  It's a special kind of cake though.  It has no fat in it and little to no flour.  The reason it rises is because you separate the eggs and beat lots of air into the egg whites.

A famous version of a torte is the Austrian Sachertorte.  It's on my list of things to try baking in the future so you'll probably get to see the aftermath of that sometime soon!

It's basically just a lot of chocolate.  The cake itself is chocolate.  This is then covered in a layer of apricot jam and beautifully smooth and glossy chocolate ganache.  The final touch is a decoration in melted milk chocolate, this usually spells the word "Sacher".

Sounds delicious, no?

1 comment:

  1. Drooooool fest!!! That Sachertorte is just....*drools more*.....I could actually faint just from imagining what it would taste like.
    Also lawl at your typical nazi-correcting ways :P


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