Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I'm so glad TWD Holly, of Phe/MOM/enon selected this chocolate torte to bake this week. Cakes usually made with ground nuts are tortes and this made a perfect choice for the Passover holiday. The name of the cake really says what it is. 15 minutes! Done. Quicker to make than to run out and buy. Almonds throughout, almost fudge-like, like brownies. Balanced in flavor. Almond and chocolate. The torte's flavor gets its intensity with the crumbled Amaretti di Saronno almond meringue cookies. Those are usually found in Italian specialty stores in bright red tins. An additional splash of Disaronno liquor was added for good measure. Almond whipped cream is dolloped on top. Check out Dorie's post where she suggests making waffles with the same flavors.
Bake along with me next week as I select the Four Star Chocolate Bread Pudding, on pages 410 and 411. Upper East Side Chronicle will also be moving to a new site A Baking Blog. Till then.