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Chocolate Glaze

April 05, 2021
Chocolate Glaze

On the Bavarian side of my family, as far back as I can remember, birthdays were celebrated with Sacher Torte, a silky chocolate cake topped with a thin film of apricot jam and a chocolate glaze. The first thing I did when I went to Vienna was to take my daughter Daniela for a real Sacher Torte with schlag (whipped cream).

Featured in: How To Make Sacher Torte, the Legendary Dessert With a Jewish Pedigree


  • 8ounces semisweet (70%) high-quality chocolate
  • ½cup sugar
  • ½cup water


  • Step 1

    Combine the chocolate with the sugar and water in a saucepan set over low heat, stirring constantly until the chocolate melts and the glaze thickens slightly, about 10 minutes.

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