I've been avoiding the movie, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," because I thought it would be stupid. It was actually uniquely good. I'll post about that some other time. However, on the DVD was a video of how to make the glorified pastries featured in the movie proper. ("The movie proper," ha, how about that?)
Now: I despise everything sugar - and wheat - and dairy! Which is half of all Germany. I sometimes have dreams of being chased by a giant ice cream cone. Sugar causes diabetes, cancer, and cake insanity. I think that the main reason that exercise is good for you is because it burns off any remaining sugar. So, I will never make these little cakes. But they may be interesting to you, if you bake. It's a tricky, fun, elabourite recipe...
The Grand Budapest Hotel's fiercely guarded recipe for Mendl's Courtesan au Chocolat.
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