Well…we did it. Today we unmolded the Opera Torte which turned out to yield 56 pieces of luscious mocha buttercream, cake, chocolate truffle….well….I will let you be the judge
It is called Opera Torte because it was served at intermission at the opera houses in Paris. And it was an amazing feat to create. I am very glad that I did it. I had this piece for supper that I split with the roomies…..it was very tasty….and very reminiscent of Tira Misu. It is renowned for being difficult to make and now I know why. We had to cut it frozen as you can see from the condensation on the pieces.
After this, we made three types of cookies. The last one has yet to be dipped in chocolate, which will be tomorrow. First, we made a piped cookie that was like a shortbread and it was done in two halves, which are then sandwiched together with raspberry jam and dipped in chocolate. The cookies are called Strassburg cookies and are German. However, when you sandwich them like this and dip them in chocolate, they are called hedgehogs. You can see the resemblance to our mammal friend.