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Ukrainian Bread Torte

Although the name of this recipe lacks glamour, the torte itself is very delicious. The original recipe in the old country cookbooks calls for rye bread crumbs, but white bread crumbs give equally good results.

Ingredients

Torte

Mocha Icing

Instructions

  1. Mix the bread crumbs with the wine, grated lemon rind, and lemon juice.
  2. Beat the egg yolks until very light. Add the sugar gradually and continue beating.
  3. Stir in the bread crumbs, salt, almonds and baking powder.
  4. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into the batter.
  5. Spoon into a buttered 9 x 12-inch baking pan.
  6. Bake in a moderate oven, 350 degrees F, for about 40 minutes.
  7. When the torte is about done, prepare the following syrup of the remaining Ingredients: Mix the sugar with the water, wine and spices, and heat gently without boiling it. Strain.
  8. Pour the hot syrup slowly over the hot baked torte until all of it is absorbed.
  9. Cool the torte and then remove from the pan. Ice with a Mocha Icing.
  10. Mocha Icing: Cream the butter.
  11. Add the sugar gradually and beat until creamy.
  12. Blend the coffee with the cocoa and add to the mixture.
  13. Stir in the vanilla extract. Beat thoroughly. Cool.
  14. Before spreading the icing, beat it again.

Posted by Olga at Recipe Goldmine 3/23/2002 9:25 pm.


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