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Dobosh Torte in Rhode Island??

karlssoni Dec 5, 2006 02:10 AM

I was raised on Dobosh Torte in California and New York. I have been unable to find a source in the 38 years I have lived in Rhode Island. Can anybody help?

  1. pork_chop Dec 5, 2006 02:29 AM

    I don't know for sure, but have you tried Ursula's on Broad Street in Cranston?
    I would guess that if they could not make it, would know where to find it... Good luck.

    1. atheorist Dec 5, 2006 03:36 AM

      Please describe this Dobosh Torte. Were you brought up on store bought or home made?

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      1. re: atheorist
        karlssoni Dec 5, 2006 11:33 AM

        As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so look here: <http://www.amazon.com/Hickory-Farms-D...>.

        In California and New York Dobosh Torte was commonly available in bakeries. We lived in west Texas for a few years, so I suffered through a bit of a "dry spell." My mother tried making one for my birthday. It was good, but it just wasn't the same. The mail order tortes just aren't up to snuff.

        1. re: karlssoni
          Karl S Dec 7, 2006 05:49 PM

          I am glad I saw the picture, because growing up on Long Island, no one called this a Dobosh Torte (or Dobostort(e)) but it was called a chocolate seven-layer cake. The OP might have better luck checking under alternative names with inquiries to bakers.

          1. re: Karl S
            karlssoni Dec 8, 2006 02:09 AM

            Both names work, but the "real" name is goodfor anyone likely to make it. Try "seven layer cake" in an uncultured place, and you would get the same blank stare as you would with "Dobosh Torte."

            1. re: karlssoni
              Bob W Dec 8, 2006 06:33 PM

              I grew up in RI -- and frequented a lot of bakeries LOL -- and like Karl S we knew this as a seven-layer cake.

              Glad you found a place that can make one for you.

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        Garris Dec 7, 2006 01:01 AM

        I would love to try this. Please let us know if you find it!

        1. k
          karlssoni Dec 7, 2006 04:26 PM

          Pork Chop gets a gold star! I called Ursula's (they don'tseem to be really swift replying to e-mail) and learned that they occaisonally make Dobosh Torte for the case, but it's more of a special order item.

          1. r
            rkstrat Dec 7, 2006 04:36 PM

            There is a bakery in Fall River called Confections. This guy is very talented,(trained in Europe) give him a try.

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