Tuesday, April 14, 2009

TWD: 15 Minute Magic: Chocolate Amaretti Torte


This week's pick was made by Holly of Phe/MOM/enon. Another great pick this week that I would not have tried otherwise if it were not for this great group! The torte is very rich and would definitely remedy a chocolate craving. I thought it was really good warm. I smelled so good out of the oven that I couldn't wait for it to cool or for the glaze to cool. I think this would be really good with some vanilla ice cream or a tall glass of ice cold milk. YUM!


Of course I didn't follow the recipe exactly because I rarely do. I don't have a food processor so I think that my almonds were in larger pieces than they were supposed to be. I didn't have any Amaretti so I used some glutten free pecan shortbread cookies so that my friend could have some too. For the glaze I didn't want to use the heavy cream called for so I just used whole milk. I think that could explain why my glaze was more like chocolate milk. My torte ended up sitting in a pool of glaze. Not very attractive but so good when I spooned the glaze over slices of the torte.

Go check out what other bakers have done this week.

7 comments:

Cheryl said...

I think the glaze looks great pooled under the torte, looks delish!

Pam said...

Oh the glaze has me drooling. I am sure your torte was amazing.

Tracey said...

Haha I thought the pool of glaze was really cool :) I agree - I think this would be good with ice cream or milk because it is SO rich.

Jill said...

It looks like it turned out great with your changes!

Dragon said...

The glaze is so amazingly over the top!

TeaLady said...

But it looks really tasty.

Kevin said...

That torte certainly does look like it would satisfy a chocolate craving. I like the pool of chocolate that it is sitting in!