Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie 36: 15 Minute Magic- Chocolate Amaretti Torte



Well in the end, I would hardly call this cake '15 minute magic'. I searched high and low for Amaretti, to no avail. I thought it would be easy to find them, but after checking all of my regular foodie places (five or so of them), nothing! I really didn't want to skip this week's recipe though, so I ended up making my own. Understandably, this took a lot longer than 15 minutes! It proved to be a lot more work than I had bargained for, but thanks to Holly of Phe/MOM/enon for choosing this week's recipe.




I found the recipe for my Amaretti at Amanda's Cookin'. She too decided to make her own, so I really appreciate her help! I wouldn't exactly call my cookies authentic though, as I didn't have any almond extract or Amaretto on hand. The cookies still had a distinct almond taste though from the almond meal, which worked well in the torte. I had read Amanda's concern about the cookies being too chewy for the torte, so I dried mine out in the oven a little longer.



With Easter just gone, the last thing I felt like baking/eating was more chocolate! This cake was really tasty though, so I'm not complaining. It was definitely very rich though, so as Dorie recommends, serve small slices.


8 comments:

chocolatechic said...

Sorry it took you so long.

I couldn't find cookies either.

Marthe said...

Whaha, that looks just like my torte... Really good and tasty!

Kim said...

Your torte looks great and kudos to you for making your own amaretti cookies.

pinkstripes said...

How cool that you made your own amaretti. Your torte looks fantastic.

vibi said...

Beautiful Bria! ...and very couragous to have made your own amaretti cookies!

Two thumbs up for you!

TeaLady said...

With you. Couldn't take any more sweets. Maybe next week. Yours looks great.

Tracey said...

Glad you gave it a shot! It looks like it turned out wonderfully! This one was really rich, perhaps a bit too much for me.

Bria said...

Thanks everyone! I'd love to make this again with real amaretti biscuits. But yes, this was incredibly rich!