Grand marnier chocolate pecan torte
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Grand marnier chocolate pecan torte
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Last updated 6/12/2012 12:52:13 AM. Recipe ID 13882. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Grand marnier chocolate pecan torte
 Categories: Chocolate, Cakes
      Yield: 8 servings
 
MMMMM-------------------------FOR TORTE------------------------------
      8 oz Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet
           -Chocolate
    1/2 c  Butter
    3/4 c  Sugar, divided
      6    Egg yolks
      2 tb Grand Marnier (orange
           -liqueur)
    1/2 ts Vanilla
  1 1/3 c  Very finely chopped pecans
    1/4 c  Dry bread crumbs
      7    Egg whites

MMMMM------------------CHOCOLATE GANACHE GLAZE-----------------------
      4 oz Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet
           -Chocolate
    1/2 c  Heavy whipping cream
      2 ts Grand Marnier (orange
           -liqueur)
    1/3 c  Very finely chopped pecans
           Grand Marnier Whipped Cream

MMMMM-------------------------DECORATION------------------------------
    3/4 c  Heavy whipping cream
      2 tb Powdered sugar
      2 ts Grand Marnier (orange
           -liqueur)
      1    Fresh orange, thin skin
           -variety
 
  Servings: 8
  
  DIRECTIONS: Torte: Melt broken chocolate in double boiler, stirring
  constantly, or microwave on medium for about 3 minutes. Set aside. In
  the small mixer bowl, cream butter, gradually adding 1/2 cup of the
  sugar; mix until very fluffy. Add egg yolks, liqueur and vanilla;
  beat until creamy. Transfer to larger bowl. Fold melted chocolate
  into creamed mixture. Use a food processor or blender to chop pecans
  to a coarse powder. Combine nuts with crumbs and fold into chocolate
  mixture. Beat egg whites with salt, gradually adding remaining 1/4
  cup sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Stir 1/4 of egg whites into
  chocolate mixture; fold in remaining egg whites. Pour batter into a
  buttered 9" springform pan lined with waxed paper. Bake at 350-F on
  bottom rack for 45-50 minutes or until center is firm. Cool on rack.
  Cake will sink slightly in the center. Remove pan and liner. Top with
  Chocolate Ganache Glaze and Grand Marnier Whipped Cream Decoration.
  
  Chocolate Ganache Glaze: Finely chop chocolate. Heat cream until hot.
  On very low heat add chocolate, stirring until smooth and thick.
  Remove from heat. Stir in liqueur. Turn torte, top side down, onto
  serving plate. Arrange strips of waxed paper under cake edge to catch
  excess glaze. Pour glaze over top and sides of cake. After a short
  time, run excess glaze up sides of cake. Cover sides of cake with
  nuts. Remove waxed paper strips. Chill cake while preparing topping.
  
  Grand Marnier Whipped Cream Decoration: Whip cream with sugar and
  liqueur until it holds a shape. Do not overbeat. Pipe rosettes or
  form a ring of whipped cream around top of chocolate glazed torte.
  With a sharp knife cut peel from orange. Slice into circles; cut into
  quarters. Place oranges around cake on top of whipped cream. If
  preferred, sprinkle grated orange rind over whipped cream. Cake
  should be stored in a cool place until served.
  




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Recipe ID 13882 (Apr 03, 2005)

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