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ChrisUK 11-29-2008 06:59 PM

Chocolate Torte
 
You will need:

12 Digestive biscuits (or similar)
59g/2oz butter, melted
2 egg whites
85g/3oz caster sugar
250g/9oz plain chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids)
284ml/9˝fl oz double cream
Cocoa powder, to decorate
single cream, to serve

I didn't have chance to take pics of the process, because there's lots to do all at once, but here's how to make it:

In a food mixer, crush the biscuits to crumbs. Stir in the butter with a little cocoa powder until evenly mixed. Spread evenly over the base of an 8in loose-bottomed cake tin and smooth down with the back of a large metal spoon. Chill the base while you make the filling.
In a mixing bowl set over a pan of simmering water, whisk the egg whites and sugar for about 5 minutes until it forms a stiff meringue that stands in soft peaks.
Break up the chocolate and melt in a small bowl set over the pan of hot water left over from making the meringue. Whip the cream until it just holds its shape.
Fold the chocolate into the meringue, followed by the cream. Pour into the tin and smooth the top. Chill for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight, so it is softly set.
Just before serving, remove the torte from the tin, slide on to a plate and dust lightly with cocoa powder. Cut into wedges with a warm knife and serve with cream.


In the fridge:

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...DSC_0002-1.jpg

All finished, dusted with cocoa powder:

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...DSC_0004-1.jpg

Look inside :drool:

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...DSC_0006-1.jpg

I don't make too many desserts, so thought I'd give it a shot. Very impressed with how it turned out :thumbsup:

Whammy 11-29-2008 07:02 PM

:drool:

I feel fat just looking at this! Great job Chris!

Rayce185 11-29-2008 07:07 PM

PLEASE make me one and send it over :drool:

ChrisUK 11-29-2008 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Whammy (Post 8982012)
:drool:

I feel fat just looking at this! Great job Chris!

:thumbsup:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Racing.Ray (Post 8982034)
PLEASE make me one and send it over :drool:

:rofl: I don't think it would survive the trip...

theribdoctor 11-29-2008 07:12 PM

digestive biscuits?

looks awesome

ChrisUK 11-29-2008 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theribdoctor (Post 8982053)
digestive biscuits?

looks awesome

Yeah, you don't have those there? It's similar to the base of a cheesecake...

theribdoctor 11-29-2008 07:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisUK (Post 8982058)
Yeah, you don't have those there? It's similar to the base of a cheesecake...

oh so we can use graham crackers.

ChrisUK 11-29-2008 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theribdoctor (Post 8982083)
oh so we can use graham crackers.

Whatever makes you happy, J.

Rayce185 11-29-2008 07:28 PM

LOL yeah I think it's called graham crackers in the US. I didn't hear the expression "digestive biscuits" before either...

ChrisUK 11-29-2008 07:31 PM

http://www.123healthybalance.com/i/p...-digestive.jpg

theribdoctor 11-29-2008 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Racing.Ray (Post 8982109)
LOL yeah I think it's called graham crackers in the US. I didn't hear the expression "digestive biscuits" before either...

actually different...but graham crackers wouldn't be bad.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digestive_biscuit

FlasHGordoN 11-29-2008 08:05 PM

DAMN CHRIS






I WANT





NOW


:drool:

ChrisUK 11-30-2008 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FlasHGordoN (Post 8982228)
DAMN CHRIS






I WANT





NOW


:drool:

:rofl:

Breyton-BMW 11-30-2008 01:40 PM

A sprinkle of chopped nuts should finish that off nicely.:drool:

ChrisUK 11-30-2008 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Breyton-BMW (Post 8985329)
A sprinkle of chopped nuts should finish that off nicely.:drool:

Would also finish my fiance off - she has a nut allergy :P

Breyton-BMW 11-30-2008 02:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisUK (Post 8985386)
Would also finish my fiance off - she has a nut allergy :P

:rofl:

Well if ever you wanna call things off....:eek:


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