This weeks treat from 'Baking: From my Home to Yours' by Dorie Greenspan was picked by Amy from Food, Family and Fun. The recipe can be found on Amy's blog.
I swapped the frozen raspberries for frozen summerfruits: raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and cherries. Since I bought way too much fruit I used the leftovers for a coulis to decorate the tortes with when serving them. I also used 'slagroomijs' instead of vanilla, translated that would be whipped-cream-ice-cream.
I made 4 small tortes, muffin size, and 2 somewhat larger (but still tiny) springforms. The muffin size tortes consisted of two layers of ganache and a layer of ice cream in the middle. The twoo smaller springforms consisted of three layers ganache and two layers of ice cream.
As delicious as the Chocolate Banded Ice Cream Torte looks in Dorie's book, it disappointed me a little at first.
Yesterday I tried one muffin size torte and found the ganache overpowering, way too chocolately ( I never thought I would say that!!!). But then again, maybe that's because I'm not a big fan of semi-sweet chocolate, I prefer milk chocolate!!
Today I brought a small springform torte to my parents, to my surprise I liked this one much better, probably because the ganache layers were much thinner!!
I'm looking forward to the next two challenges:
For September 2, Stefany of Proceed with Caution chose,
Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters on page 73.
For September 9, Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart chose,
Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops on page 85.
Check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers on: Tuesdays with Dorie