Saturday, December 3, 2011

#290: Intense Chocolate Torte

This is not a recipe blog.
This is a blog about what locals do on Nantucket.
Here's something this local does:
make torte during the Christmas season.
Here's the recipe:

crust, mix together: 
1 c toasted, chopped pecans
(watch while toasting, these are too expensive to burn)
1 c graham cracker crumbs
(one packet finely rolled)
2 t unrefined sugar
1/2 stick unsalted butter
Press into 9" springform pan

filling:
Melt 16 oz (1 1/2 packages)
Ghirardelli 60% Cacao chips
Add 1 c whipping cream, gently

Beat 6 large eggs
Add 3/4 c unrefined sugar
and 1/3 c unbleached flour
Beat until thick and lemon colored--
could take up to ten minutes
fold 1/4 egg mix into chocolate mix,
then mix all together, gently.

Pour into crust. Bake at 325 degrees
for 45 minutes 
(until edges puff halfway to center)
Cool 4 hours, haha,
before serving.

No torte I ever made was still in existence
four hours later.
See?
The portion on the right was for friends.
The portion on the left wasn't even cool yet.

Errhmmm:
A side note-
The Whalers won the Super Bowl! 
Woohoo!
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