Black Forest Cake 嚐一口來自童話世界的黑森林蛋糕 This regional dessert from Germany is now a favorite treat worldwide.
Black Forest cake is a famous chocolate layer cake from Germany. It first appeared around the beginning of the 20th century, and there are a few different stories about who might have invented it.
The name of the cake refers to a densely wooded and mysterious area in southwestern Germany, the Black Forest. In this region, people make a special kind of cherry alcohol◆ called kirsch◆. This is the most important ingredient in the classic recipe for Black Forest cake. Each layer of the chocolate cake is soaked in this liquor◆ to give it a special flavor and make it heavy.
Of course, alcohol is not suitable for children’s cakes, so the recipe has changed over time. A modern Black Forest cake includes layers of chocolate, with whipped cream◆ and cherries between every layer as well as on the top and sides of the cake. Additionally, many forms of the cake have chocolate shavings covering the outside. Black Forest cake is a dream for dessert lovers and is now enjoyed all over the world.
1. regional [ `ridjJnL ] a. 地區的，地方性的
Robert Frost was a regional poet who lived in and wrote about New England.
2. layer n. 層
The piano had not been used for years and was covered in a thick layer of dust.
3. refer to... 意指／指的是……
These figures refer to our book sales in Asia.
4. densely adv. 密集地
England was once a densely wooded country.
5. mysterious a. 神祕的；難以解釋的
There have been many mysterious disappearances of ships and planes in the Bermuda Triangle.
6. ingredient n.（烹調的）材料；成分
The master chef created a fancy dish out of simple ingredients.
7. recipe n. 食譜；烹飪法
Mom is trying out her new recipe on us.
8. additionally adv. 除此之外（= in addition）
Mary is beautiful. Additionally, she is very helpful.
◆ alcohol n. 酒；酒精 ◆ kirsch n. 櫻桃白蘭地 ◆ liquor n. 酒（尤指蒸餾的烈酒或白酒，如威士忌及白蘭地） ◆ whipped cream n. 鮮奶油
除了沉浸於本文黑森林蛋糕的美味，我們也來學學「沉浸在……之中」的片語 be soaked in...，還可引申為「沉浸在某種氣氛中」或「充滿某種特質的」之意。例：
The dirty clothes were soaked in soapy water.
We were soaked in so much history and art when we were in Florence .