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Hungarian Apricot Torte

4243_HungTorte.jpgFans of my book KAFFEEHAUS (or more specificially, Austro-Hungarian cooking), often ask me when a new edition is going to appear.  All i can say is...I'm working on it!  Until that day arrives, here is a torte in the Hungarian tradition worth bringing out a $500 bottle of aged Tokaji for.  That's what my friend Arto Szabos did last week.  He found a rare bottle of the Hungarian sweet wine tucked away in his house, and decided to open it.  Arto, whose late wife Ella was one my mentors when I was writing the book, asked me to provide a recipe that would go well with the wine.  His friend, Dee Lewis, made this Hungarian Apricot-Hazelnut Torte, which I created for an article on wine pairings in  Bon Appétit a few years ago.  And, as the picture proves, it turned out pretty well!  Make it for a special occasion...or a a special wine. 


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