Tuesday, April 14, 2009
TWD: Chocolate Amaretti Torte
This seems to be chocolate month at Tuesdays with Dorie. Except for the bananas last week, the remaining three recipes call for chocolate
Holly of PheMOMenon made an excellent choice this week. I believe this torte is one of our favorite recipes from BFMHTY. Rich and almond-flavored (one of my favorite flavors), it is easy to make and just keeps getting tastier the longer it sits.
Thursday evenings, my daughter goes to Knit Night at the local yarn shop and visits with her knitster sisters. She kindly ran an errand for me on the way last Thursday. Close to the yarn shop is a small Italian deli, and I figured it would be the best and closest possibility for amaretti. Luckily, my guess was correct, so my girl picked up a bag of cookies for me, to be used for Friday's torte baking operation.
I also had almond meal in the freezer which I substituted (by weight) for the whole almonds. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. I did have to bake it a few minutes longer than stated, but otherwise it came out perfectly.
I retrieved and saved the bits of glaze that came off the cake. It seemed such a waste to throw it away. I'm thinking it should taste really good over ice cream.
The almond flavored whipped cream was just the right accompaniment to the rich cake, although the cake does taste delicious all on its own.
For a quick, easy, and tasty dessert, I would highly recommend this amaretti torte. Be sure and check the TWD blogroll to see if the other bakers agreed.