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Hungarian Janci Torta
Posted: 05 October 2009 06:47 PM   [ Ignore ]
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As some of you might know, I joined Heavenly Cake Place bake-a-long. I thought I’d post to let you all know,  cheese . Here’s the link to the blog, if you want to read it: http://www.knittybaker.blogspot.com/

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Posted: 05 October 2009 06:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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That recipe caught my eye as well. Looks very yummy! Does it taste as good as it looks?

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Posted: 05 October 2009 06:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Silke - yes! This cake is very tender and moist. All the components are well balanced, I can taste slight nutty flavor and chocolate-y. The taste is much better than I expect. It’s not very sweet at all - actually I hardly taste sugar sweetness, but at the same time, it is not bland. Not sure I am explaining well. It makes me think of a walnut chocolate brownie but lighter in texture, softer, and yummier -> and this is just eating it plain.

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Posted: 05 October 2009 06:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Here’s my entry - I chose to use Black Walnuts because I really like the way their flavor pairs with chocolate.  I topped my torta with a combination of ganache and mascarpone - YUM!!  The texture of this cake is so light and airy - almost souffle like.  Will definitely be making this one again!

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Posted: 05 October 2009 07:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Jenn - 05 October 2009 09:56 PM

Silke - yes! This cake is very tender and moist. All the components are well balanced, I can taste slight nutty flavor and chocolate-y. The taste is much better than I expect. It’s not very sweet at all - actually I hardly taste sugar sweetness, but at the same time, it is not bland. Not sure I am explaining well. It makes me think of a walnut chocolate brownie but lighter in texture, softer, and yummier -> and this is just eating it plain.

Beautiful Jenn - did you enjoy making the torta?  I loved it, but found it wasn’t so easy to do while talking on the phone. wink

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Posted: 05 October 2009 07:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Jenn & Patricia, Your tortes look delicious and so well presented.  I wonder if it could be made with pecans?  It’s a recipe I hadn’t considered trying, but I think you have changed my mind.

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Posted: 05 October 2009 07:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I’d think any nut could be used.  I’d love to try it with almonds sometime…. or pistachios, oh my!

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Posted: 05 October 2009 07:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Patrincia, yours looks beautiful as well! It almost reads like the cake my friend’s grandmother used to make, also with nuts and chocolate and just a tiny bit of flour. She was from East Prussia - the area around Kaliningrad, so not too much of a stretch to Hungary… I think I’ll try that next. Oh wait, I first have to something with the egg whites that I have left over…. grin

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Posted: 05 October 2009 07:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Thanks Annie! It would be interesting to make this with different nuts. Though I would imagine that it would have stronger taste if you use pistachio?
Silke - I did enjoy making it. I enjoy cooking and baking in general - it’s really fun. I usually listen to music when I cook/bake. No talking on the phone. It’d be impossible. As it is, sometimes I make mistakes when trying new recipes, and that is after reading everything twice smile.
For all your egg whites, you can always make French Chocolate Macarons. I’m not sure if this is something you’re interested in. It’s really fun to make and it taste great - especially if you make the ganache smile. I can give you the recipe if you’d like.

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Posted: 05 October 2009 07:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Jenn - thanks much for the offer with the macar0on recipe - I have my eyes set on the financiers. Interesting name, and somebody brought some to me as a gift from Japan, and they were soooo good. About 1/3 of the size of the ones in Rose’s book, so I went out and got a baking form with very small squares. I’ll report how they turn out. Tomorrow perhaps? We still have leftovers from the Genoise Rose, though they may end up at the neighbors….

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Posted: 05 October 2009 08:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Jenn y Patrincia Felicitaciones, las tortas se ven deliciosas!!!!!

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Posted: 05 October 2009 08:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Silke - you’re welcome. Let us know how the financiers turn out. I agree that the name is interesting. Did you get the silicone mold for them?

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Posted: 05 October 2009 08:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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ceci - 05 October 2009 11:32 PM

Jenn y Patrincia Felicitaciones, las tortas se ven deliciosas!!!!!

Thanks Ceci - I can only guess at a translation, but I think you say the cake looks delicious…. yes?

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Posted: 05 October 2009 09:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Great job Jenn and Patricia!

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Posted: 05 October 2009 09:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Rozanne - 06 October 2009 12:18 AM

Great job Jenn and Patricia!

Grazie!

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Posted: 05 October 2009 10:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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@ Jenn: Though I hate silicone molds that’s all I was able to find. And I only got square ones, about 1” x 1”. I wanted smaller than what’s in the book, more along the size of cookies than little cakes. I hope to make them tomorrow or Wednesday. I’ll post the results grin

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