Tuesday, April 14, 2009

TWD: 15 MINUTE MAGIC CHOCOLATE AMARETTI TORTE


Holly from PheMOMenom chose this week's TWD recipe. I've been a huge fan of Holly's blog for a long time now and I fully entrusted her with this week's selection; the woman clearly knows her desserts. 15 Minute Magic Chocolate Amaretti Torte is a title that rolls off the tongue. Anything that takes 15 minutes to prepare is right up my alley. This torte requires the use of amaretti cookies which I ended up making from smitten kitchen. The cookies alone were delicious and so easy to make. The almond flavor was so prevalent and they were super chewy. I made these cookies a few days in advance so by the time I ground them up they had a crunch to them.

This torte is a combination of chocolate, ground almonds/amarettis, eggs, sugar and butter. That's it, folks. I baked it in an 8 inch square pan, smothered it in a bittersweet chocolate ganache, then topped it off with a delicious almond whipped cream. I added some small gold dragee's to give these bars a bit of color. As for the taste, these were OK. I mean, they were good; don't get me wrong, but this entire recipe wasn't really my thing. I could have eliminated the chocolate ganache topping and just gone with the almond whipped cream. However, everyone in the office really enjoyed these. If you're interested in testing this quickie out then check out the recipe at Holly's blog.

5 comments:

Kara said...

Oh what a good idea. I never thought of double frosting them ... sorta. Hm. Yet another variation I can try. I can see I'm going to be making this recipe a lot. :)

Tracey said...

Those look gorgeous! I'm with you, though - this recipe just wasn't up my alley.

Megan said...

Yep - it wasn't our thing either. But it sure looks pretty with the gold!

TeaLady said...

That looks delicious. Love the gold decorations.

vibi said...

Oh! I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it as much as we did...

You went all out into making it look very pretty anyways! Dressed it all up in little silver shinny beads! Very cute, Melissa!