Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D.417, "Tragic,"
by Franz Schubert
Berlin Philharmonic, Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Admittedly, this is a very special recipe, but after all, it's Franz Schubert's birthday. No ordinary recipe would do. And although you can gain a pound just by looking at the picture, what an indulgently decadent way to go!
According to The Worldwide Gourmet:
"The history of the world-famous Sacher Torte dates back to 1832, when the still omnipotent 'Coachman of Europe,' Wenzel Clemens Prince Metternich, gave the order to create a particularly delicious dessert for his pampered aristocratic guests. 'And don't disgrace me tonight!' he told sixteen-year-old apprentice Franz Sacher, who created this delicacy while covering for the chef who was on his sickbed. His efforts proved a huge success: the beginning of what is perhaps the world’s most famous cake."
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