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Classic European Tortes: Dobos, Sacher & More

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Impress guests and loved ones with delicious European tortes! King Arthur Flour's Wilhelm Wanders shares the simple secrets.

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  • Hours of close-up instruction
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Discover accessible techniques for bringing classic European tortes to life with guidance from King Arthur Flour pastry team manager Wilhelm Wanders. To begin, learn how to make Black Forest cake. From building your chocolate genoise layers to filling your torte with cherry brandy-flavored mousse, you'll relish adding this crowd-pleasing dessert to your repertoire. Next, whip up the Sacher torte, an Austrian coffee shop staple. Start with the dense chocolate crumb, add an apricot coating and finish your torte with a cooked chocolate glaze. The Hungarian Dobos torte is next. Find out how to build six free-form layers, fill them with chocolate buttercream and top your torte with an eye-catching caramel fan. Finally, create the always elegant princess torte and finish it with a show-stopping marzipan dome.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Tortes
Dive into the fascinating history of European tortes and find out what makes these treats so unique. Then, review professional baking tools and the importance of weighing your ingredients.
2. The Black Forest Torte
3. The Sacher Torte
4. The Dobos Torte
5. The Princess Torte

Taught by

Wilhelm Wanders
Wilhelm Wanders
Wilhelm Wanders grew up working in his father's pastry shop in Germany. He owned his own chocolate shop in Northern Virginia before settling in New England. Now, he leads King Arthur Flour's pastry team in their Norwich, Vermont, bakery.

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