Tuesday, 14 April 2009

TWD: Chocolate Amaretti Torte


Chocolatey pastries or desserts are something that I'm not particularly fond of, so I was actually thinking of giving chocolate amaretti torte a miss this week, since I won't be able to get Amaretti di Saronno in SA.

But after reading the P&Q from TWD site, I found out that some of the TWD-ers are making their own amaretti, so I decided to follow suit and made a batch of the cookies using a recipe from here.

My version of the cookies certainly looked very different from D. Lazzaroni's Amaretti di Saronno, but I guess it doesn't matter, because all that was required was the flavour.

The chocolate torte was very simple and it really took about 15 minutes to prepare, as what Dorie claimed. The cake was really moist and fudgy, and I'm sure that chocolate cake lovers would like it. But it's too rich for my liking and I literally shuddered when I took the first bite. That was all I had. I left a small slice for my hubby and gave the rest to my neighbour. Well, nothing's wrong with the recipe, it's just me. In fact, I think it would make a great dessert for potluck party or when there are guests coming over.

Head over to Holly's blog if you want to give the recipe a try!

15 Comments:

chocolatechic said...

I love that you made it in a rectangle....and your slivered almonds look great.

Snooky doodle said...

wonderful presentation and the cake looks amazing :)

Helene said...

Oh my this looks so good. I'm so tempted to make it.

pinkstripes said...

Your torte looks fantastic. I love the shape and the way you decorated it. How cool that you made your cookies.

Karen said...

Beautiful photos as always! :) Glad you made it even though you gave most of it away.

Banjo said...

Looks lovely... well done!

Stardust said...

Me no chocoholic too but I love the classy finish of yours, beautiful!

Tracey said...

Your torte is gorgeous! Great job. It was way too rich for me too. Maybe without the ganache I would have liked it.

vibi said...

ARGH! How I whish I could talk like you... with easiness and total detachement about chocolate! I'm jealous!!! LOL

But nahhh... I would bathe in it if I could! LOL

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy this, at least you have the fun of baking all those chocolate treats, and we have the pleasure of admiring them.

n.o.e said...

Lucky neighbors, to get this beautiful torte! Your cookies look perfect; I'm sure they're far more delicious than Lazzaroni's.
Nancy

steph- whisk/spoon said...

gorgeous! i really liked this cake, and have to say that i'm jealous of your neighbors! :)

Fit Chick said...

Your torte looks wonderful, too bad it wasn't to your liking. I don't care for a lot of chocolate either and so many of the recipes have it in them, LOL.

TeaLady said...

It does look rich and moist. Lots of chocolate. Sorry it wasn't your bag, but you did a great job on making your own cookies and the cake.

Leslie said...

Beautiful! I hope you aren't in chocolate overload by the time we get done with April!

The Food Librarian said...

It may not have been your favorite, but it is stunning! It is so shiny and beautiful.