dinsdag 14 april 2009

TWD: 15 Minute Magic - Chocolate Amaretti Torte

Holly of Phe/MOM/enon chose our TWD-recipe for today: the 15 Minute Magic - Chocolate Amaretti Torte. This torte was easy to assemble: it only took 15 minutes to make the torte and get it in the oven. I wanted to make half the recipe and thus create two four-inch tortes instead of one big torte. However I made one mistake: I forgot tho halve the recipe.... Hahahah! I found this out after I filled the two torte-pans and had some batter leftover. I filled a muffintin with this and ended up with 6 muffin-size tortes too!

The four-inch torte, pre-glazing

After topping the tortes, big and small, with the glazing and popping them into the fridge I started making the optional almond cream. I whisked the cream untill I had soft peaks and then proceeded to add the confectioners sugar and the almond essence to the cream. When I started to mix the almond essence with the cream, disaster struck: the cream curdled.... :(
So I served the torte with a crumbled amaretti on top.

The muffin-size torte

The torte tasted good, but to me it wasn't the best of Dorie's recipe.... The outside of the torte was dry (pre-glazing ofcourse), but the inside was still nice and moist.
In total I had 14 portions, which would be 5,5 WW Points per portion.
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25 opmerkingen:

Steph zei

I always have cream curdle on me! I think the cracked top looks so good!

Kara zei

After trying the torte, I decided not to make the cream topping. I thought it would make the whole thing too rich. I think it might be good with crème fraîche, though, instead of the more Americanized sweet whipped cream.

Engineer Baker zei

Ooops! I skipped the whipped cream, but the crushed amaretti sound fabulous on top! And I've totally halved recipes and then forgotten to halve just one ingredient - that goes worse, I promise :)

Tracey zei

Bummer about the cream but your crushed amaretti on top looks wonderful! I skipped the cream entirely. This wasn't my favorite Dorie recipe either so glad to hear I wasn't alone :)

natalia zei

Dear Marthe ! Sometimes I mess up with halving the recipe too ! At least you didn't do much harm , you only made more people happy !

Clivia zei

Your torte looks lovely, even though making it was a mixed experience. It really didn't need the whipped cream anyway.

Jessica zei

I'm sorry that your cream curdled, how unfortunate! I often start to make a half of a recipe and then find that I'm following the recipe exactly as it's written.

Michelle zei

Your mini chocolate tarts are adorable.

Great job!

Peggy zei

I thought it was good but not the best either. YOurs looks amazingly chocolatey though. I skipped the almond cream altogether.

Teanna DiMicco zei

Sorry you weren't crazy about it! The mini torte looks gorgeous though!

chocolatechic zei

Oh...Marthe...that first picture is killing me.

It just looks so good.

Cathy zei

I agree that this was good, but it wasn't my favorite either. Yours look delicious -- love the crushed amaretti on top!

Maria zei

Looks good to me! I love my chocolate!

Jamie zei

I agree, it was good, but not a favorite. Love your mini!

n.o.e zei

I agree: it was very good but not my absolute favorite. And too funny about halving/not halving. That sounds like something I would have done.

Jacque zei

I'm always too lazy to make the whipped cream... I'm usually tired of baking by that point.

Your cakes look delish! You had plenty to share :)

CB zei

Love the idea of making it in your muffin pan! Bummer about the whipped cream curdling. I hate when that happens. I agree it's not my favorite recipe but I am glad I made it. Who can argue with 15 minutes? ;)
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Banjo zei

Oh gosh, now I feel a bit better skipping the glaze! Regardless it looked lovely... :)

Leslie zei

It looks great with the amaretti on top! I think whipped cream may have been a little much with this one (but how do I know since I had to sit this one out!)

Heather zei

I love the idea of muffin-sized mini tortes!

farah zei

Marthe, i love your muffin size torte - so adorable!

Natashya zei

Looks great! Really liked this one too. So funny that you got so many out of it!

Heather zei

What a cute torte! I really like your blog - was just surfing and came across it. I can understand Dutch - I grew up in S. Africa and learned Afrikaans.

Liz zei

14 portions! I know I didn't get 14 slices out of my full-sized cake... *innocent whistling* Making smaller tortes/muffins is a great idea for portion control.

kimberly salem zei

it looks yummy, Marthe:) lol about not halving... at least you got the proportions right! whenever i do that i have to write down every single amount or something is sure to be off.