TWD #60: Do you believe in magic?
♪Do you believe in magic?♪♫
I have no idea why that song is stuck in my head! It’s driving me nuts. I don’t even know who sings it and where it’s from. I think it’s a show? or movie? Argh! I am gonna go crazy trying to figure it out… Don’t you hate when that happens?
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I was iffy about making last week’s Banana Cream Pie b/c well… I am a banana hater. By the time I decided on an Unbanana Cream Pie Tuesday turned into Thursday. Where does the time go? (Sorry Amy!)
I was already feeling guilty about skipping the last 2 weeks so I knew I couldn’t skip this week especially since our hostess is Holly of Phemomenon. Isn’t her blog name so stinkin’ cute? Seriously pink puffy heart this girl! You can find the complete recipe on her blog. Honestly don’t stop at just this recipe either. She’s a super blogger. She’s even been on TV!
*bowing down, mumbling… I’m not worthy*
Sorry I’ve been such a Tuesdays With Dorie slacker. Haven’t been that motivated to get in the kitchen lately. I guess I am in a little baking funk. It happens.
What I learned this week:
I’ve never had an amaretti cookie before and I’m kinda iffy about whether I like it or not. I might need another cookie (or 10) before I can make up my mind. But lucky for me I am willing to take that challenge all in the name of science.
Fifteen Minute Magic: Chocolate Amaretti Torte
Recipe from Baking: From My Home To Yours, Dorie Greenspan
I halved the recipe and used 2-4inch springform pans. I was kinda lazy and omitted the parchment paper hint. Bad idea! The torte stuck to the bottom of the pan. It wasn’t terrible but I did lose some of the torte to pan stickage. You should do as Dorie says and not what I do mkay?
I bought my amaretti cookies from Starbucks (Go figure!) and used the whole 1.75oz box (minus one cookie that I ate to make sure they weren’t poisonous. Obviously) processed with whole unblanched almonds.
Since I halved the recipe it was a little tricky halving 3 eggs so I kinda just estimated 1 egg and 1/2 of another. I wonder if there’s an easier technique to halve eggs? maybe by weight?
Look at all the sugar, egg, butter, chocolate, amaretti and almond goodness…
I divided the batter between 2-4inch springforms and I baked my mini tortes for about 25 minutes.
Pouring the ganache over the torte was my favorite part!
The innards remind me of a brownie texture. Call me weird but I love innard pictures of desserts.
Husband rating: A-
He ate his little mini torte in one sitting but said it wasn’t his favorite.
Wifey rating: A-
I liked the torte (it reminds me of a brownie texture) but I guess I am not a BIG chocolate on chocolate person so it was a little rich for me. Also wasn’t too keen on the little almond bits. They kept getting caught between my teeth!
Next week: Four Star Chocolate Bread Pudding pages 410-411
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