The August 2009 Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Angela of A Spoonful of Sugar and Lorraine of Not Quite Nigella. They chose the spectacular Dobos Torte based on a recipe from Rick Rodgers' cookbook Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Caffés of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague.
I had some trouble with this one- the caramel layer didn't work out for me at all, so instead I sprinkled almonds on top (much preferred, and more readily available than hazelnuts).
I doubled the recipe and made a rectangular torte for a pot luck at work.
Everyone loved it, and it was so fun to make- this is something I want to try again, perhaps next time I'll have a successful caramel layer.
I can't wait to see next month's challenge!
5 months ago