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Herrentorte

200 g (7 oz) [7/8 cup] sugar
10 egg yolks
7 egg whites
180 g (6 1/3 oz) [1 1/2 cup] flour
80 g (3 oz) [6 Tb] unsalted butter, melted
1 lemon
chocolate glaze

150 g (5 1/3 oz) [2/3 cup] unsalted butter
50 g (1 3/4 oz) [1/4 cup] Crisco (shortening)
250 ml (8 3/4 fl.oz) [1 cup] vanilla pudding
200 ml (7 fl.oz) [3/4 cup + 1 Tb] Riesling (dry white wine)
100 g (3 1/2 oz) [3/8 cup + 1 Tb] sugar
1 egg yolk
25 g (1 oz) [1/4 cup] cornstarch
50 ml (1 3/4 fl.oz) [3 Tb] Cognac or Grand Marnier
150 g (5 1/3 oz) marzipan (almond paste)
juice of 1 lemon

Cream 10 egg yolks with 150g (5 1/3 oz) [2/3 cup] sugar. Beat egg
whites with the rest of the sugar (50g = 1 3/4 oz = 1/4 cup) until
firm.

Add the flour to the egg/sugar mixture, then the eggwhites, finally
the melted butter.

Draw 5 circles on parchment paper. Divide the dough into 5 equal
parts, and spread inside the circles. Bake for about 5 minutes at
200C (390F). Then peel the paper off.

Mix wine, sugar, cornstarch, egg yolk and liquor in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil. Add to pudding. Cream butter and shortening.
Knead almond paste with a little bit of milk, until soft. Mix with
butter/shortening, then add pudding mixture little by little. Mix
until nice and fluffy.

When the cake layers have cooled off, put cream between all layers,
as well as on top and around the cake. Then glaze the whole cake
with chocolate.

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