Aug 27, 2009 the august 2009 daring bakers challenge was hosted by angela of a spoonful of sugar and lorraine of not quite nigella. Dobos who is believed to have first made the confection for the national general exhibition of budapest in 1885. There, at gerbeaud, we met for the first time the dobos torte, the flagship of the hungarian confectionery, a dessert invented by the confectioner jozsef c. A classic dobos torte is a cake made with five to eight thin layers of biscuit or sponge cake and chocolate buttercream frosting topped with a triangle shaped pieces of caramel that help. This traditional adobos torte recipe is a must for all experienced bakers. Dobos torta is a hungarian cake named after its inventor, a wellknown hungarian confectioner, jozsef c.
I have no idea where she got the recipe but my mother was both a talented cook and baker. Bake for about 5 to 9 minutes, or until small, brown spots begin to appear on cake. Layer cakes were becoming popular in the 1880s, and dobos creation was in step with the times. Dobos was also the first one to make buttercream, which he discovered quite by accident. One of the great fad desserts of the 19th century, the dobostorta, dobos torta or torte sometimes anglicized as dobosh was invented by the famous hungarian confectioner jozsef c. Dobos torte is one of hungarys best known desserts. Dobos torte is an elaborate torte of hungarian origin made up of eight thin layers of sponge cake filled with chocolate buttercream topped with a caramel fan. This cake passed with flying colours all of our families standards for a fantastic dobos.
Our hungarian name is dobo, while dobos means like a drum in hungarian. Dobos torte traditional austrian tart cake tourmycountry. Zingermans bakehouse hungarian dessert dobos torta slice on a plate. Dobos torta or dobosh torta is a famous and delicious hungarian torte made of layers of light vanilla cake, chocolate butter cream and garnished with caramel slices. Media in category dobos cake the following 14 files are in this category, out of 14 total. Youve made dobos torte for your husbands birthday party from the hungarian desserts ebook. Its just the perfect dessert for this special occasion because its simple but still elegant and luscious. Best eaten the day after you assemble it all but i find it is usually hard to wait. Dobos torte mark ball on 2nd jan 2019 best dobos in the city and i speak form experience in having tasted many. This dobos torte, as far as im concerned, is rare among really. Anyway, enough of the history lesson lets get back to how this novice baker got on with this dobos torte recipe.
The linzer torte is known to be the oldest kind of cake in the world and has been so named since 1696. Gulyas, cabbage, goose fat strudel, stuffed cabbage, lecso, pickles of all sorts, korozott, foie gras, langos, kremes, dobos tortadelicious. Dobos torte, the 127yearold hungarian dessert juls kitchen. Dobos torte sometimes written as dobostorte or dobosh torte is an oldworld masterpiece invented by hungarian pastry chef jozsef dobos in 1884, in what was then the nation of austriahungary. Well the blunt answer to that was terribly to begin with, i had been using a book. With more focus, i believe it can be done in 3 hours. Up to that point creams were cooked, contained flour and large amounts of heavy cream and the whole process was an elaborate procedure. The very special and famous dobos torte, looking like an amber stone. The real dobos cake that conquered the world daily news hungary. Its called dobos torte, an elegant caramelcoated cake which, when cut into, becomes even betterbecause once you get past that eloquent exterior, youll find several. Sep 23, 2019 dobos is a traditional austro hungarian cake, but in the banat became a true art. This is an additional message that you can add if youd like. Dobos torte hungarian dessert dobosh or dobos torte was. I chose this recipe because it seemed more manageable than dobos torte recipe mary berry used on gbbss masterclass.
It consists of chocolate sponge cake cut into three layers, between which apricot jam are thickly. Halfway up side of one cake layer, all the way round, insert toothpicks. Dobos owned a farfamed shop in budapest that specialized in gourmet foods generally. Dobos torte adapted from maida heatters great book of desserts. After having a supremely delicious dobos torte at ovy bakery in skokie, we were pleased to find out that there was a bakery that specializes in dobos torte right in our neck of the woods farkas pastry shoppe 2700 lorain ave. The combination of lemon and chocolate is wonderful and the frosting is very light. Hungarian recipe ebookscookbook with authentic dishes.
Dobosh torte is a rich sponge cake consisting of six layers filled with rich chocolate buttercream and topped with caramel. Well the blunt answer to that was terribly to begin with, i had been using a book called culinaria hungary which has been translated to many languages and the english version is translated pretty poorly. He presented the dobos torte at the budapest general exhibition in 1885. We have recently realized that we are big fans of dobos torte, a classic hungarian cake composed of thin layers of cake and chocolate. Invented by and named after hungarian some say he was austrian pastry chef jozsef c. Dobos torte was first introduced at the national general exhibition of budapest in 1885. Dobos torte dohbosh torteh became dobash cake here and in the rest of the u. The combination of lemon butter sponge with chocolate is unusual but works really well together. The rules of the torte are that it has to have 5 sponge cake layers slathered with chocolate buttercream, then is garnished with more sponge cake wedges that have. With good planning and the rev of a strong cup of coffee, i suspect it could be pulled off in 2 hours, but hardly think that. Though hungarian confectioners were inspired by international masters of the trade, they always kept hungarian tastes in mind. Created by hungarian pastry chef, joska dobos, this traditional torte is made by stacking six crisp, thin wafer cake layers with equal amounts of rich chocolate buttercream. Whoever discovered the recipe or named it, will always remain a secret.
The true dobos torte is made of layers 5 to 7, an issue hotly debated of genoise a spongelike cake made with flour, egg, sugar and vanilla with chocolate buttercream filling between. Dobos torte a hungarian speciality pastries like a pro. This famous hungarian cake, called dobos torte, is a real showstopper. Dobos left a manylayered legacy thats considered a symbol of hungary. It was named after its inventor, the hungarian pastry chef jozsef c. It was invented way back in the 1800s by a guy named jozsef c. Sachertorte cake history, eduard sacher torte, whats. The delicious tale of dobos torte jessie unicorn moore he may not have had nine lives, but jozsef c. Aug 23, 2019 dobos torte sometimes written as dobostorte or dobosh torte is an oldworld masterpiece invented by hungarian pastry chef jozsef dobos in 1884, in what was then the nation of austriahungary. Dobos in 1884 he aimed to create a cake that would last longer than other pastries in an age when cooling techniques were limited. It was simple but elegant, as opposed to the multilayer, flaming cakes of the age.
It was created in 1887 at the height of the austrohungarian empire, and it evokes the. Dobos torte traditional austrian tart cake ingredients. This is the most comprehensive and wellwritten recipe ive been able to find i. They chose the spectacular dobos torte based on a recipe from rick rodgers cookbook kaffeehaus. A classic dobos torte is a cake made with five to eight thin layers of biscuit or sponge cake. To give a dobos torte and spread the wikilove, just place subst. The cake soon became popular throughout europe as it was different from all others. The delicious tale of dobos torte dobos torte recipe, torte.
Butter, almonds, sugar, flour and the finest of spices were used to make the pastry in former times. Classic hungarian dobos torta step by step pictorial. Despite the similarity, dobos is not the same as dobos. Dobos torte a flavor of the traditional austrohungarian. If i could time travel, i would love to go to the 1800s and give this man a welldeserved pat on the back. Jun 21, 20 dobos torte recipe and image by esmeralda for more recipes visit. Dobos torte hungarian drum cake just a pinch recipes. The oldest receipt dates back to a 300 year old cookery book. Being half hungarian, i decided that i needed to master the dobos torte. Dobos torte dobostorta fellow chowhounds and ivillage gardenweb visitors. Adapted from maida heatters great book of desserts. Available in chocolate, mocha, and seasonal flavors. You can double or quadruple the cake recipe and make a staggering. In light of its outstanding success, it was most appropriate that hungarys.
Dobos torte definition is a torte made of multiple thin layers of sponge cake often containing ground hazelnuts, put together with a mochachocolate filling, and topped with caramel glaze. It was always present at the great feasts, especially during the celebration dedicated to the patron saint of the church. Dobos torte, dobostorta or sometimes referred to as dobosh has hungarian origin and was one. A brief history of the sachertorte, austrias dreamy. This wonderful specialoccasion cake is made with thin layers of sponge cake, bittersweet chocolate buttercream, and a brittle caramel top layer thats cut into. I had a lot of fabulous bday treats today, but the sacher torte my mom ordered direct from the hotel sacher in vienna takes the cake. Here are two hungarian recipe e books if you want to learn about hungarys cuisine, make traditional dishes like goulash, stuffed cabbage, strudel or beigli. To add fame and prestige to an already excellent cake, we must remember that the first ones to taste. Dobos torte a flavor of the traditional austrohungarian cuisine dobos is a traditional austrohungarian cake, but in the banat became a true art. Great chocolate, a crackling top and a sinfully good cake on the inside. Paul thought richards bake was dry and messy, but mary noted the plentiful caramel. The dobos torta was so popular that an entire book was published. Famous worldwide and with 100 ways to make it, dobos torte has become one of hungarys successful culinary ambassadors.
Franz joseph i and his empress elisabeth were among the first to taste it. This little book of recipes comes to you with the compliments of the santa fe railway and fred harvey. Jun 05, 2014 dobos torte is a hungarian multilayered cake consisting of anywhere between 6 to 11 layers of spongecake filled with an intense, but super light, chocolate buttercream made like no other i have seen. Dobos torte published on by oxford university press. Jun, 2011 dobos torte adapted from maida heatters great book of desserts. Dobos torta is a hungarian sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with caramel.
Dobos torte plural dobos tortes a hungarian sponge cake layered with chocolate. In the late 1800s, he decided to create a cake that would last longer than other pastries in an age when cooling techniques were limited. The dobos torte is a hungarian sponge cake layered with chocolate icing, topped with a crunchy layer of caramel. Dobos torte is a hungarian multilayered cake consisting of anywhere between 6 to 11 layers of spongecake filled with an intense, but super light, chocolate buttercream made like no other i have seen. Dobos torte doh bohsh is a rich 8 inch torte made by stacking 8 extrathin layers of genoise or sponge cake spread with chocolate buttercream. Dec 29, 2017 i used a hungarian dobos torte recipe from the cooking the globe blog. I have a few suggestions to make this easier for folks trying it 1. I maintain that dobos torte is the proper spelling in the english language for this dessert.
Written by a local housewife, these two easytofollow recipe ebooks include lots of hints and tips about. This is a 7 layered cake and because of that it does take a while to make but it is oh so worth it. Dobos, a hungarian pastry chef, it made its debut at the national general exhibition of budapest in 1885. Dobosh torte is the most famous cake form hungary, but i. Dobos torte or dobosh is a hungarian sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and. Sachertorte cake history, eduard sacher torte, whats cooking. To add fame and prestige to an already excellent cake, we must remember that the first ones to taste the dobos. There was a day when railroad eating places were uniformly primitive. Dobosh cakes roots hungarian the honolulu advertiser. I made this cake lazily, with several long interruptions, over a span of 5 hours.
Although several delicacies, unique recipes and cook books can be connected to jozsef dobos, even he himself. King franz joseph i and queen elisabeth were among the first to taste it. A classic viennese layer cake, the dobos torte was created by a hungarian baker in 1885. Exquisite desserts from the classic caffes of vienna, budapest, and prague. Probably the most famous chocolate cake of alltime. The delicious tale of dobos torte dobos torte recipe. Hungarian confectionery and bakery looks back to centuries of history during which french and italian masters refined the local masters knowledge and expertise.
The layered pastry is named after its inventor, hungarian chef jozsef c. Dobos torte on someone elses talkpage, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend. This is the original sachertorte recipe, obtained through the courtesy of mrs. Dobos torte definition of dobos torte by merriamwebster. I believe dobos used cornstarch in his dobos, but potato flour which is also a starch works equally well. Dobos torte recipe all food recipes best recipes, chicken. The detailed instructions made it easy for you to prepare the cake. Im so disappointed that i didnt think of this blog idea first myself. It consists of chocolate sponge cake cut into three layers, between which apricot jam are thickly spread between the layers and on the top and sides of the cake. Apr 22, 20 famous worldwide and with 100 ways to make it, dobos torte has become one of hungarys successful culinary ambassadors. The dobos or drum torte is a hungarian desert named for its creator and pastry chef jozsef c. Hungarian dobosh torte dobos torta the spruce eats. Coming close in at second place in the contest of austrias favourite culinary specialties, succeeded only just by the ubiquitous apfel strudel, is the darkly rich, showy sachertorte.
Dobosh torte is the most famous cake form hungary, but i hear that it also has lots of fans in japan. Dobosh torte, also known as drum torte or dobos torta, is a hungarian sponge cake consisting of seven layers filled with rich chocolate buttercream, topped with caramel and sometimes coated with ground hazelnuts, chestnuts, walnuts or almonds. Soft layers made with a combo of allpurpose and almond flour are slathered with buttery chocolate frosting, covered with almond slices on the side, and topped with the attractive caramel layer. Austrian chef franz sacher dreamed up the dessert in the 19th century, creating a simple yet indulgent recipe of chocolate cake laced with a thin slither of apricot jam running through the middle. The august 2009 daring bakers challenge was hosted by angela of a spoonful of sugar and lorraine of not quite nigella. Dobos torte is a dessert that expresses hungary s aristocratic tone before the social revolution and devastation of world war i and its aftermath. Soups, sides and jewish specialties kids menu printable or pdf menus catering. Though i will post only one batch of the frostiing i usually double it as i find i like a bit more frosting in between the layers. Exquisite desserts from the classic cafes of vienna, budapest, and prague. Linzer torte history is a cake that uses groundnuts as the predominant dry ingredient in place of most or sometimes all of the flour.
I used a hungarian dobos torte recipe from the cooking the globe blog. Dobos torte, the 127yearold hungarian dessert juls. Classic hungarian dobos torta step by step pictorial chef. The original dobos torte and our local dobash cakes are worlds apart. Oct 10, 2007 dobos torte dohbosh torteh became dobash cake here and in the rest of the u. Dobos torte dohbohsh dobos delights bakery piqua, oh. The food they served was the butt of jokes of minstrel shows and comic weeklies, and as much of a peril as the train robbers and bad men of the wild and woolly early days in.929 529 358 202 1317 1522 821 1155 1331 354 627 318 930 1483 1054 799 332 32 185 1222 54 1397 305 558 1057 1324 740 1144 485 254 1055