I got my first rejection letter on Saturday, which if I am honest put me in quite a bad mood! I do still have one other application pending at the moment, I am hoping to have a response within the next 3 weeks. Receiving the letter has made me realise I probably need a plan B in case I don’t get a place on an Ausbildung (Apprenticeship). This resulted in several hours internet searching! I have a few ideas so we will see what happens!
Yesterday I spent my afternoon making a Schichttorte, which is the 20 layered grilled German cake which was on the latest series of the Great British Bake Off. I used Paul Hollywood’s recipe which is here if you fancy a go!
It is a very time consuming cake to make… it resulted with me sitting on the kitchen floor next to the oven with my book! I think it does look amazing and I have had some great comments about it. But unfortunately the taste doesn’t match it. I found it to be incredibly dry. Which considering you are cooking such thin layers shouldn’t come as a massive surprise! I have just been eating mine with yoghurt which does make it much better!
My verdict – if you want to make something that is technically challenging and unlike most other cakes I would definitely give it a go! It was quite fun and I am glad I made it! However, if you want a nice tasting cake, I think you can make another cake with a lot less effort which would taste a lot better!
Let me know if you have made this cake and how it turned out!