looking for authentic hungarian dobos torte in nyc
who sells a good / authentic version of this cake from my childhood?
looking to get one for a family birthday. but a bit intimidated to try to make my own. it sounds hard.
Hungarian Pastry Shop has it, but quality these days can be very hit or miss--especially for cakes.
Maybe Cafe Sabarsky (Austrian)?
Dobostorte is my ultimate FAVORITE. Café Sabarsky has it on occasion. Call ahead. Andre's Café on the UES has an ok version.
I moved away from the Columbia area a few years ago, but I always thought HPS' dobos torte was authentic and typical for an average-to-good pastry shop in Budapest (the bakers are Hungarian after all). Thus, it couldn't been any more authentic.. Their pogacsa is also very good. I wasn't too fond of much else.
Sabarsky is a whole other story - that's a beautiful high end pastry place, like the best in Vienna, and only very few in Budapest. If they have dobos, I'm sure it's great and beautifully presented (and twice as much as HPS').
Nita's European Bakery on Greenpoint Ave. in Sunnyside. It's Romanian, and makes all the Austro-Hungarian classics. It's inexpensive, and great.