Passover Chocolate Torte
I should preface this by saying I am NOT an experience baker, so my problems with this recipe could very well be due to my own lack of skill. I thought the torte was fine, but not anything special. I could have made brownies from a box and they would have been a lot easier and possibly tastier. I threw away the leftovers after the party. Here is what I had problems with:
The torte ended up being pretty flat and fell apart when I released it from the pan(Not enough grease on the foil? Didn't let cool for full 10 minutes? Why the tin foil anyway?)
It took a lot longer to bake than stated to get the center to be "set" and not gooey (maybe too long? Edges seemed a bit crispy, but the center was just no longer gooey when I took it out)
The ground almonds did not grind very fine in my chopper, so it looked like it had bits of cous cous in it (I do not own a coffee grinder)
I tried to follow the recipe pretty closely, except I did use real butter instead of pareve margarine (yes, I know it defeats the purpose of it being a "passover" torte). Also, I don't know if it matters, but I used semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of squares. The torte just didn't have the density and rich taste I was expecting. I will probaby not make this one again.
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Mar. 24, 2007