Think the Mallomar owns the chocolate-covered marshmallow? Think again. The sweet, spongy treat was actually created in Denmark in the 1800s and has gone by several names, mainly the flødeboller, which translates into "cream bun" or more loosely, "snowball."
A baking class in Germany's Black Forest set the tone for what was soon to become my new life as a student and budding pastry chef. Here, on a misty morning among the region's densely wooded hills, I learned how to make the classic Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, or Black Forest cake.
Created by Franz Sacher in 1832, the Sachertorte is not only the most famous cake in Vienna, but also arguably the world. As the legend goes, when the head chef fell ill, his 16-year-old apprentice was tasked with making the chocolate cake for a statesman's dinner party. The rest is history. - As seen on SmarterTravel.com