Chocolate walnut torte #1
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Chocolate walnut torte #1
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:16:03 AM. Recipe ID 45712. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Chocolate walnut torte #1
 Categories: Dessert
      Yield: 4 Servings
 
      1 c  Granulated sugar
      5 oz Semi-sweet chocolate; cut
           -into small pieces
      6 tb Unsalted butter; softened
      8    Eggs; separated
      2 c  Coarsely ground walnuts
      2 tb Fresh bread crumbs
      1 pn Salt
           Mocha buttercream (see
           -recipe)
           Walnut halves; for garnish
 
  Preheat oven to 375. Butter 10-in. round, 2-1/2 in. deep spring-form
  pan. Line w/ a round of waxed paper. Butter,flour paper & sides of
  pan. Tap out excess. In saucepan, combine sugar w/ 1/4 cup water,
  cook over med. heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves,
  about 5 min. Add chocolate, remove from heat,stir until chocolate is
  melted. Cool 15 min. In med. bowl, beat butter until light. Beat in
  egg yolks one at a time, beating until each is incorporated before
  adding another. On low speed, add 1/2 chocolate syrup, then 1-3/4
  cups of ground walnuts, then remaining syrup & bread crumbs, mixing
  just enough to blend after each addition. In large bowl, beat egg
  whites w/ salt until stiff peaks form. Stir 1/3 egg whites into
  chocolate mixture to lighten it, then pour chocolate mixture into egg
  whites, letting it run down one side of bowl. Gently fold the 2
  together until thoroughly blended. Gently pour into prepared pan,
  bake in center of oven 35-40 min. or until center feels set when
  pressed. Remove torte from oven, allow to cool in pan 15 min. Release
  sides, invert onto rack covered w/ paper towel. Remove pan bottom &
  waxed paper. Let torte cool completely,at least 2 hrs., before
  frosting. Split cake in half, place top side down on platter. Cover
  cake w/ Mocha Buttercream. Place second layer on top of first,smooth
  side up; frost top & sides of cake. Reserve 1 cup Mocha Buttercream
  for decoration. Press remaining ground nuts into sides of cake. Using
  pastry bag fitted w/ star tip,decorate top edges of cake, then press
  walnut halves into stars.
  
  THE TRELLIS
  
  DUKE OF GLOUCESTER ST.;WM'SBURG
  
  WINE:SCHRAMSBERG CUVEE DE PINOT
  
  From the , downloaded




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Recipe ID 45712 (Apr 03, 2005)

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