Tuesday, April 14, 2009

TWD: 15 Minute Magic Chocolate Amaretti Torte


A while ago I implemented a Tuesdays With Dorie rule for myself. I decided that I would finish writing my post on Monday night and publish it before I went to work on Tuesday in order to not have that horrible last-minute homework assignment on Tuesday evening when I come home. This also prohibits me from glancing at others’ posts before I write mine, which I don’t like to do. And up until this week, I have followed the rule and it’s been great. (And tonight totally convinced me to stick with my rule, since our internet has been down for the better part of the night.) I got a little behind this week, between other baking (hopefully some will make it here soon), taxes, and Easter; so it was extremely fortuitous that this week’s recipe was called 15 Minute Magic Chocolate Amaretti Torte.



This is a fabulously quick, easy, and delicious dessert – Dorie isn’t kidding when she says fifteen minutes. I managed to throw mine together on Monday night while I was making dinner. I quartered the recipe since I’ve had quite a bit of chocolate recently, but I would certainly make a full-size version of this torte in the future. There was much discussion on the P&Q board about amaretti cookies; I did not find Dorie’s favorite brand, but I found some wonderful ones sold individually (perfect since I made a mini) at A.G. Ferrari Foods, they were even wrapped up in pretty Easter colors.



I gave this recipe a 9 for Deliciousness (I’m sure it would be a 10 with the glaze and almond whipped cream) and a 2 for Effort, giving it an EDR of 4.5. Many thanks to Holly of Phe/MOM/enon for selecting this lovely torte at just the right time. You can find the magic recipe on Holly’s site, and be sure to check out the TWD blogroll to see what the other bakers thought of it.

11 comments:

Tracey said...

I set the same rule for myself after way too many late Tuesdays rushing to get my post done at the last minute :) Your torte looks wonderful! I wish I'd skipped the ganache as it really made the recipe too rich for me.

Megan said...

Ha ha - I wait until the last minute too, but you have a better reason than I do. (going to work)

shortbreadsouth.com said...

I try to do my posts at night, too, so I don't waste too much time working on them during the day.
If you enjoyed the cake, then you will LOVE it with the ganache on top!

Heather said...

Great job! I really like your rating method - agree completely.

Sweet as Coco said...

Your torte looks beautiful...I should have just tried the thing anyway...even though I have about 4 desserts in my fridge at the moment. I literally just got rid of my amaretti cookies too--you girls are all killing me this week looking at your yummy photos!

Jennifer said...

I usually make the dessert on Sunday and write about it on Monday, too, and still sometimes feel rushed!

I love the prettily wrapped cookies, so cute.

Teanna DiMicco said...

Oh man, this was the perfect cake for a hectic week! I hope that made the pain of taxes a bit easier! :) It looks delicious!

Babette said...

Well, mine was a Wednesday with Dorie. I fear I am notorious for that. Yours is lovely lovely lovely.

Annette said...

Your torte looks delicious! That's a great rule. I think I'll use it, since I am posting/baking so often at the last minute. I'm going to keep this one in mind for company and make the whipped cream to go with.

Elyse said...

This torte looks totally delicious. I love that it's so easy to make yet scores so highly on the taste-o-meter. Fabulous!

n.o.e said...

Aww, I don't know what's cuter, the mini torte or the individual cookies! I try to post my TWD just after midnight on Tues am, the first minute! Glad you liked the torte, it was good with ganache and cream, but I'm sure I'd have liked it with simple dusting of sugar too.
Nancy