Tuesday, August 26, 2008

TWD:Chocolate Banded Ice Cream Torte

Amy of Food, Family, and Fun picked this week's TWD recipe: Chocolate banded ice cream torte. The no-bake aspect of this recipe really excited me considering I've been doing nothing but baking;, non-stop!  This week I decided to stay true to the recipe, with only one exception; the addition of crushed Oreo's. In my opinion, it is essential to add a crunch factor to any ice cream related dessert, such as chocolate chips, peanuts, sprinkles, etc.  So, I did just that by layering Oreo crumbs atop each ganache layer. 

The torte consisted of raspberry ice cream, chocolate ganache, and crushed Oreo's resulting in a summery, chocolaty, berry-filled treat! The lack of oven/baking time in this recipe was surely made up with waiting time. Even though the recipe said to allow the ganache layer to set for 30 mins, I bumped it up to 45 mins and allocated 25 mins per ice cream layer. Next time I make this I will most definitely use a chocolate-based ice cream flavor without berries...think: chocolate cookie dough ice cream banded torte!

12 comments:

Rebecca said...

Wow, this looks great! Perfect layers, and I totally agree about the crunch factor. The Oreos were a great call!

Steph said...

That looks fabulous! Your layers held up really nicely. Cookie dough sounds like a great idea.

kim said...

it looks so good with that chocolate drizzle! great job :)

Engineer Baker said...

Crunch factor indeed - textural contrast is always a good excuse to throw oreos in something.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Your torte looks great! The layers are perfect! I made chocolate crunchies for mine too.

Erin said...

I love the addition of Oreos! It looks fabulous!

Cristine said...

Yours looks great! I used cookie dough and it was delish!

Alwayzbakin said...

Okay! That's it!! Yours looks way better than mine. LOL You did a great job on that. I'm so jealous.

Teanna said...

I fully agree! All ice cream should have those crunchies!!!

Barbara said...

Oh my! That looks luscious and totally decadent!

The DeL Sisters said...

Oreo crumbs! Brillent!

n.o.e said...

I'm with you on the crunch - I used Heath bits. Your torte looks snazzy and delish.
Nancy