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.