Monday, 27 October 2014

The Daring Bakers October 2014: Sachertorte

The October Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to us by Korena of Korena in the Kitchen. She took us to Austria and introduced us to the wonders of the Sachertorte.
Sachertorte is one of my favourite cakes. I discovered a recipe when I was a teenager and I made it a lot of times. I hadn't made it for a lot of years and this challenge travelled me a little back to time.I really enjoyed making it and I didn't face any problems and I really enjoyed tasting it again. It is really a chocolate cake with marmalade, covered with chocolate but I don't know what is that something that it has, that makes me like it so much. The only thing I did differently from the original recipe is that instead of a chocolate glaze, I used a chocolate ganache which I am sure that it never disappoints me and because I wanted a softer texture on the top. So, here is the recipe and on the link you will find the original recipe given along with some history of the Sachertorte.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Apple crumble bars

After a long pause, here I come back with those delicious apple crumble bars. It was a very busy summer, been very busy with work but now I hope everything will be a little more quiet. Still stressful but baking takes a lot of it away and I enjoy to do it now that it is getting cold again.The fall is officially here and the apple season at its finest, so what is better than a warm piece of apple pie? This recipe is adapted from Donna Hay's strawberry bars but the dough would work with a lot of different fruit depending on the season. I have also tried it with peach and it was also delicious. So, here is the recipe: