Holiday Mailbag I

Martha writes in from Amsterdam:

Someone very nice brought a Demel chocolate Torte from Vienna for our Christmas dinner in Amsterdam. It came daintily packed in a signed wooden box.

I had never tasted a “real” one before, and it was very nice and not really dry or dryish, although we did have whipped cream with it. They (Demel) must use quite good chocolate, because the taste was deep and pure.

The chocolate glaze on top was not thick! The apricot glaze was only under the coating and not halfway through.

I have been baking “Sacher tortes” for years, (with the very personal secret of a few bitter almonds added.) and I will try your recipe!

Thanks Martha! Good luck with the recipe and tell me how it compares!

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