Not only are these cupcakes kosher; they’re also gluten and dairy free.
Writer Leah Koenig (left) as a preschooler, with her father, Richard Koenig.
The young Jewish man who created this beloved confection in 1832 couldn’t have imagined that Americans would one day celebrate National Sacher Torte Day. But we do.
Enough with the oil. Cut the grease of the festival of “lets-celebrate-religious zealotry-by-inducing-heart-disease.” Its time to talk about eight nights of truly miraculous golden liquids — ones that are indeed flammable, but ones that would only confirm your insanity were you to put a match to them. Give the kids their toys and retire to a comfortable chair to sit with friends and family and sip one of these nectars, which will, miraculously, transform neurotic in-laws into charming raconteurs and bigoted relatives into kindly old uncles.