Sacher Cake à la Sacher
Foto: Willfried Gredler-Oxenbauer
Either boil the ready-made pasta, or make it fresh. Tomake it fresh,make smooth, elastic pasta dough using the flour, egg, egg yolks, salt and water. On a working surface dusted with flour, roll out the dough thinly with a rolling pin and cut into small squares. Leave to dry. Bring a large saucepan of water to boil and cook the pasta until al dente, 3–5 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water and drain again.
In a bowl, beat together the butter, eggs, egg yolk, and a pinch of salt until the mixture is fluffy. Dice the ham and add to the egg mixture. Whisk the egg white with a pinch of salt and then fold into the eggmixture togetherwith the sour cream, cream and pasta.
Mix thoroughly, and season with pepper, salt and nutmeg. Place the noodleham mixture into a deep baking tray greased with butter, and sprinkle over the breadcrumbs and freshly grated parmesan. Place a few flakes of butter on top to melt while cooking.
Preheat the oven to 180 °C and bake for about 45 minutes. Remove, and serve on warmed plates.