Saturday, 26 May 2012

Austria you were wonderful…My tastebuds could easily enjoy living here for a while!

Well I have thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Austria. The smells and the tastes were well worth the trip and I would happily come back sooner rather than later.

Enjoy the ratings and video J
Preparation time: (how long does it really take?)
Wiener schnitzel
5 minutes – does not take long at all to set up your production line of bread crumbs, flour, and egg whites.
Sachertorte – 10 minutes – takes a little time to measure everything out and separate the eggs, but overall this is nothing compared to how long it takes to put it all together.

Ease to cook: (what does it involve?)

Wiener schnitzel Very simple –anyone could do this – place in a pan and turn it over. Place on paper towel to drain off excess oil… easy.  I cooked mine of the BBQ plate –just as easy and with a little less oil.

Sachertorte– This is one of those desserts that the end justifies the means. It took me over an hour to put this beast together. First you have to combine of all the ingredients and bake the actual cake – it is not as easy as putting everything in a bowl, stir it together and bake. As the recipe shows there are a few steps you need to follow.  Then there are the glazes to make and finally you have to put it all together to get the final result, but saying all that it is well worth it
Overall: (i'll use a scale of empty bowls - 5 empty bowls is the best - 1 empty bowl not the best J)

Wiener schnitzel 5 empty bowls. Simple and delicious the veal combined with the buttered potatoes and salad it made for a wonderful meal.  Easy to prepare and cook this is definitely something I will be making again.

Sachertorte – 5 empty bowls. This is one for the lovers of chocolate. I found it to be super rich and considering the amount of dark chocolate that what went into it the side of cream provided a nice balance to neutralise the bitterness of the dark chocolate. The apricot glaze added to the flavour. It wasn’t overpowering. More subtle, but you knew it was there. Was a just reward for all the effort that was required to make it happen.
As always it’s all documented through a video slideshow –there’s even a few snaps of my kitchen helper Baz – Enjoy! J.

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