Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate-Banded Ice Cream Torte

slice of torte

[recipe here]

Man, doesn't that just scream decadence?! A 5-layer torte, with alternating layers of rich ganache and premium ice cream. Amy of Food, Family and Fun chose this ridiculously awesome recipe for this week's TWD, and my tastebuds really want to thank her, but my waistline is kind of pissed ;)

The recipe wasn't all that difficult, since after the ganache was made, it was an assembly job rather than a baking job. The tough part, though, was the WAITING... each layer had to be frozen for a length of time before adding the next layer, so the layers didn't blend together at all. Makes sense... but it was definitely a patience-tester!

That's why I needed (more than) one of these to get through :)

tasty white wine

A few TWD'ers did express concern about the ganache in this recipe. There were raw eggs added to the melted chocolate/butter mixture, which was cooler than 140 degrees Fahrenheit (I checked). I don't really have a problem with it (considering my constant batter-eating habit), but I know it is a definite concern for a lot of people, so I would recommend using pasteurized-in-shell eggs if you are worried. I didn't look around for them, but I know they exist in some stores.

melted choc and butter

ganache after eggs are added

Dorie's recipe calls for raspberries frozen in syrup to be mixed in to the ice cream. I couldn't find any of these at my local store, so I got the not-in-syrup frozen berries, and added a squeeze of golden syrup to the mix. I also got some Chambord, since I couldn't find the framboise.

chambord and raspberries

I also used Haagen-Dazs light vanilla ice cream. I know, I know, what's the point of light ice cream when you are already eating all that ganache? ;) But it was actually really good, very creamy, and I wouldn't have known it was light at all.

haagen dazs

We really loved this recipe, and now I just wish that I either had more people to share it with, or a smaller springform pan ;)

ice cream layer in pan

Don't forget to check out the TWD blogroll for the 250+ (!) weekly bakers. The recipe can be found in Dorie's book or on Amy's blog!

25 comments:

n.o.e said...

Your torte turned out perfectly! Using the light ice cream was a great idea. I'd love to play with this recipe next time.

The Food Librarian said...

Your turned out great. Yes, easy but that wait! Luckily, I was baking something else and had two timers going! :) I love all your photos!

Jessie said...

Great photos, your torte turned out beautifully. Oh, my waistline is pissed too, but it's totally worth it!

ostwestwind said...

Gorgeous! Great work als always!

Sarah said...

Looks great! Sounds super tasty!

Engineer Baker said...

I appeased my waistline by handing this one off to the boyfriend :) Yours looks just about perfect though

Tracey said...

Looks great! I love your pics!

Marie said...

Ohh your pictures as per normal are wonderful! Just perfect. I Love that you were able to use the light ice cream and it was still really good!

VeggieGirl said...

FABULOUS!

Prudy said...

Kim, it's just gorgeous! Your photos take the cake-or the torte in this case.:)

Maria said...

Love your pictures!! The torte looks delicious!

TeaLady said...

OOHHH!!! Yummy! Looks delish. Great job.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

yum--that's nice!

karen said...

wow, beautiful photos. it looks great. oooh, wine would have been good for me to have on hand... next time. :)

Erin said...

Your torte looks fabulous! Your pictures are beautiful!

The DeL Sisters said...

Perfect looking torte! Your pictures are beautiful as always!

Jacque said...

Oh my gosh, yours looks FAN-tastic! I'm loving your pictures... especially that one of the Chambord. Isn't that the greatest bottle?

rainbowbrown said...

Ooh. Love the way you pass time in between layers. Very much like my own. :) Looks beautiful!

Susie Homemaker said...

oooh. Chambord. Say no more.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Your torte turned out perfectly! It looks great! I also love the photos. Beautiful!

Teanna said...

Your photos are so great! And way to soothe yourself with some wine while waiting!

Carol Peterman said...

I had a lot of friends over and fed them each a piece. Looking at all the great photos I wish I had another serving stashed away in the freezer.

Heather B said...

It looks wonderful! Great job!

Jaime said...

beautiful torte! i think every little bit helps, so if you can use light ice cream, even better :) i used breyer's ice cream made w/splenda :)

Anne said...

Your torte is absolutely beautiful Kim! I have a blog award for you too...

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