by | Mar 13, 2014 | Desserts

The story of Indiáner relates closely to the Theater an der Wien whose intendant was Count Ferdinánd Pálffy in the first half of the 19th century. The count took notice of an Indian artiste who he managed to engage for guest appearance in the Viennese theater. The intendant asked the chef to create a sweet that resembles the artiste’s skin color. He liked the cookies so much that he ordered to give each visitor one for free upon entering. Next day the new confection, Indiáner was in request in all of Vienna’s confectioneries.

Nowadays Indiáner can be found just in a few cake shops because it’s best when fresh, but if you have a free afternoon, it’s easy to prepare it at home. Bake little sponge cake cookies, dip into melted chocolate and fill them with whipped cream. It sounds easy, doesn’t it? Let’s see the details.

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Hungarian cottage cheese

This is what Hungarian túró looks like

You often ask me what kind of cottage cheese (or curd cheese or farmer's cheese - call it what you want) I use in the recipes. In Hungary the store-bought cottage cheese is dry and crumbly as you can see in the picture. So if a recipe calls for túró, I mean this type. If you can't obtain túró, you can try to make your own from whole milk. Click on the link below.

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