Monday, April 13, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie- Chocolate Amaretti Torte

After a weekend of MAD holiday baking.... (cookies for the kidos, bread, home-made ice cream and cheesecake.. phew..) I was just about to skip this weeks Tuesdays with Dorie. I was just exhausted and a bit baked out. Given the fact that this was "promised" to be a 15 minute prep recipe, with using only a food processor... and I happened to be at Starbucks yesterday afternoon with a coworker, saw some Amaretti and figured the baking gods had intervened!


This weeks recipe was chosen by Holly of Phe.mom.enon. This recipe was just as promised, super easy and fast.(it really did only take 15 minutes.. woot woot!) I can see why Dorie says she uses it as a base for hot fudge sundays... as it is very Brownie like. I halved the recipe and used a mini cake pan. I also skipped the glaze.. as I was just too darn'd tired. Regardless, it was delicious... and would be fabulous with some vanilla ice cream! Thanks Holly for a great choice... :)

24 comments:

chocolatechic said...

I love the blueberries in the center.

Fabulous.

natalia said...

Ciao ! Your mini cake looks wonderful !!

SUGAR B said...

I love the powder sugar on top!

Glad you hung in there and baked us another cake!

:)

Lynne said...

Oh you're so GOOD. That looks gorgeous!

Heather said...

I like the powdered sugar on top, too. Looks good!

Jessica said...

I love the blueberries in the center -- blue and brown are so pretty together. I almost skipped this week too but I'm glad that we both ended up making it.

Kara said...

Oh cute. I love the powdered sugar and the blueberries nestled on top. I might have to try that next time instead of the glaze.

Pamela said...

It looks wonderful! I'm definitely feeling bad that I skipped this week. Nice job.

bakingwiththeboys said...

I thought it was very brownie like as well. Love the sugar and berries. My sauce was a disaster.

peggy said...

Nice job and I love the sugared top! And the blueberries. . YUM

pinkstripes said...

Your torte looks fantastic. I love the way you decorated it with powdered sugar and blueberries. YUM!

leanne said...

Your cake looks great. The blueberries mmmmmm!

Madam Chow said...

You,at least, decorated yours! I didn't, and it was still delicious.

n.o.e said...

I'll have to try this without the glaze (that's how I froze mine.) Glad you made this one after all.
Nancy

CB said...

Love the color from the blueberry garnish! Glad we both made time for this little piece of torte magic! Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Anonymous said...

as you saw, i didn't make the torte :(
that makes 3 weeks in a row....i must get back in the baking groove!
i like that you eliminated the icing; i think i would prefer it with only powdered sugar.
have a great day!

vibi said...

Ahhhhh! YES! There is it! (I came earlier today and the tort was nowhere to be seen! LOL) Finally... it's here and beautifully dressed in all its beautiful Spring blueberry spledor!!!

Niiiiiice!

I hope you had a great Easter, Banjo!!! That through the work, mahem and hectic baking... you had a little time for yourself to make new projects, get the feeling of renewal... and last, but of course not least... took time to savour a couple of bunnies! LOL

Linda said...

Kudos to you, sounds like you had a baking marathon this weekend!

I think "mini" is way to go for this torte - great job.

Now, hopefully you'll have time for a well-deserved break!

Tracey said...

Your torte looks awesome! I love that you skipped the ganache and just used powdered sugar. I wish I'd done the same thing because the ganache just made it way too rich for me!

Natashya said...

I don't even think it needed the glaze. I love yours with the berries!

Piggy said...

I find that the torte tasted too rich with the glaze though, so I think it's great that you paired it with blueberries instead!

spike. said...

Nice work fitting this in, looks perfect with the powdered sugar

TeaLady said...

A beautiful bowl for blueberries. Gake looks just right.

mike said...

VERY NICE presentation - love the berries and the sugar - much lighter and it really shows off the texture of the cake!