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Rigo Jancsi, Part 2 of 2

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Category: Hungarian, Desserts

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: Continued from Part 1

TO MAKE GLAZE: In a small, heavy saucepan, heat the sugar, water and
chocolate over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar and
chocolate are dissolved. Make sure the sugar is fully dissolved or you will
get a grainy glaze. Cover the pan and let the glaze cool for about 20

Set a jelly-roll pan on a table with one short edge propped up. Put the
rack with the cake on something else so that it is suspended level over the
pan but offset about 2 inches so that you can reach down into the lower pan
with a spoon. Hold the pan with the glaze about 2 inches over the cake and
pour the glaze on the cake. Using a large spoon, scoop up the glaze that
collects in the jelly-roll pan and put it back on the cake. Keep doing this
until the glaze begins to stop flowing smoothly. You should end up with a
thick, even layer of glaze on the cake.

Refrigerate the cake until the glaze is firm, 10 to 20 minutes. Serve by
cutting into 35 small, equal pieces, 5 in each row across and 7 in each row
down. For cutting, use a sharp knife that has been dipped in warm water and
wiped off between slices. Keep refrigerated, but for maximum flavor, allow
to come to room temperature before serving.


* Serving these chocolate cream slices will guarantee the success of any
endeavor. The name is pronounced, approximately, rrigo yanshi (trilled r).
This recipe comes from "The Cooking of Vienna's Empire" and is, of course,
Hungarian. A friend of mine describes the Hungarians as the people who
taught the Viennese how to bake. Yield: Makes 35.

* Fine granulated sugar is not the same thing as confectioner's sugar.
Regular granulated sugar will work ok for the glaze, just make sure it is
fully dissolved. You can avoid lots of chopping by using chocolate chips;
one cup of chips equals about 6 oz. chips.

: Difficulty: Quite difficult. For experienced dessert cooks only.
: Time: several hours.
: Precision: measure carefully.

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