Tuesday, April 14, 2009

TWD: Chocolate Amaretti Torte

Up until this recipe... the only thing I knew about amaretti cookies was that Giada is always putting them on things and the way she says 'amaretti' kinda drives me crazy. It's like... you're Italian, I get it. You were born in Italy, again, I get it. I was born in Nashville and I don't pronounce certain words with a southern accent and certain words without. I mean, think about that for a second. I don't drawl out my 'whites, lights, or mights.' I just talk how I always talk.

Digressing... So, I bought some amaretti cookies from the grocery store, not really having any idea what to expect from them. They weren't bad... not the type of cookie I'd sit down and inhale, but crunchy and almondy.

But once they are ground up (along with almonds) and placed in this cake... they become... TO. DIE. FOR. Like, seriously folks. This is one bad ass torte. It reminded me a lot of a brownie. I nixed the idea of the chocolate glaze or the whipped cream. Deciding that the torte on it's own was enough for me. It was fudgy and almondy. The top formed a nice little crispy layer (I didn't flip it out, because I used a springform pan). It was delicious. So light, but yet so yummy.

To check out the recipe, head to Holly's Blog, Phe/MOM/enon and to check out how the other TWDers fared with this recipe check out the blogroll at Tuesdays with Dorie.

6 comments:

Jamie said...

I love Giada, but that drives me but-so about her too! Your torte looks great!

chocolatechic said...

The texture on your cake is perfection.

Jules Someone said...

Mmmmm. That looks really good. I agree that it didn't really need the glaze or whipped cream.

Jill said...

That's so funny about Giada - it grates on me when she does that! Your torte looks fabulous!

Tracey said...

Funny post! I feel the same way about Giada's accent.....drives me crazy (though I do enjoy her show otherwise). Great job on your torte!

Elyse said...

OH MY GOODNESS! This torte looks divine. I love how the amaretti cookies totally transform this torte. Mmm, how chocolatey and delicious. Oh, I can't stand the Giada says amaretti either! So annoying...that an past-a and ree-co-ta, etc. It gets old!