TwD: CHOCOLATE AMARETTI TORTE


Chocolate Amaretti Torte, chosen by Holly of Phe/MOM/enon. Dorie describes it as 15 minute magic. Magic...yeah, I would have to agree, though not because it takes so little time and is so easy to make. Honestly, any time I have to break out (and break down and clean) the food processor (and its very sharp blade), the recipe slides into the dangerous, way too much clean-up category and I start to sneer at the ingredients list wondering if a mixer will suffice.
This time I escaped with only a tiny cut from washing the blade and a delicious, rich, velvet-textured chocolate cake. I cut the recipe in third and made four mini tortes. They rose up about three inches in the oven, then sank to a meager one while cooling. I thought they might be too little, but boy was I underestimating. Half of one little chocolate amaretti torte drenched in chocolate cream sauce and I was chugging milk and crying done.
I definitely enjoyed every bite. I loved the Amaretti, which is odd because I do not like meringue. I even smashed some up and sprinkled on top. I didn't actually know what amaretti was before I hunted it down in Epicurious - a lovely little specialy food store on the beach. Amaretti has a nice little love story attached to it, dating from the early 1700s during the Renaissance of a couple who made these for a visiting bishop and were blessed with a happy marriage.

7 comments:

Teanna said...

What a nice back story about the amaretti! They would have had an even happier ending with a bite of your gorgeous mini tortes!

chocolatechic said...

Oh...the gooey insides look sinful.

Kara said...

My confession - I didn't use a food processor. I killed mine a couple of months ago making pizza dough and haven't bought a replacement yet. I whirled the cookies and almonds in the mini-prep and then just used a regular hand mixer for the batter.

pinkstripes said...

I love the cookie crumbles on top. Wasn't this delicious?

Tracey said...

Your torte looks so pretty with the crumbled amaretti on top!

Mary said...

I have kitchen timer envy...so cute!

TeaLady said...

Fudgy and moist. Yummy
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