Tuesday, 6 May 2008

TWD - Peanut Butter Torte


Peanut Butter Torte was the the choice this week for the Tuesdays with Dorie baking group - This selection was chosen by Elizabeth from Ugg Smell Food. The recipe can be found on her website - I'm not being lazy by not posting the recipe on my blog (well, perhaps I am!) but I think it is only fair that Elizabeth gets more traffic looking at her blog on her chosen week - Thanks for choosing, Elizabeth.

The picture for this in Dorie's book looks amazing - I really wanted to like this and to be blown away by the taste. I like peanuts and don't mind peanut butter so thought this might be a winner. From reading the many blogs that I enjoy, I find that peanut butter doesn't seem to be as popular here in the UK as it is in the US - I made some peanut butter cookies (recipe to be posted soon!) as few weeks ago and loved the subtle taste of the peanut, however the torte was nowhere near as subtle. I found the mousse really rich and couldn't manage more than 2 bites - The base was OK but just ok...I would much have prepared to just eat the Oreos dipped in a cup of coffee! I was so disillusioned with the recipe that I didn't bother covering the whole torte with the chocolate ganache - I just didn't want to waste any more cream.

Scores:
Ingredients - 3 out of 10 - Not hard to find but it used loads of cream, peanuts, peanut butter, Oreo cookies

Ease of putting together - 9 out of 10 - The directions for the recipe were simple and it came together just as it should have - I couldn't see the point in putting extra salt in the base as there was loads of salt already in from the salted peanuts.

Taste: Only me I'm afraid this week - DH didn't want to try, DD1 wouldn't go near and DD2 is too young for peanuts so 2 out of 10 - I might like this better if it was in tiny balls instead of being overfaced with a huge torte - I also like other bloggers' ideas of freezing the torte and eating like ice-cream.

11 comments:

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

It's MUCH better frozen, but if you don't care for peanut butter anyway, you're right: Save your cream!!! ;)

Rebecca
http://www.ezrapoundcake.com

steph- whisk/spoon said...

oh, htat's too bad. i lightened mine way up, and liked it a lot. the frozen idea is a good one--wish i had a piece left to try that!

CB said...

How funny! I love the chocolate chip "TWD" torte garnish. Great job!
Clara @ I♥food4thought

Tammy said...

Your torte looks great - I think you do have to be a fan of pb to really enjoy it though

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

This is a very good looking torte. I like the way you have frosted it all over.

Melissa said...

I agree it's very rich!!!

Heather said...

Great job! Looks delicious! Love the TWD on top!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Hey, I like the way you used the chocolate chips to decorate! Well done! I agree, the torte was a bit too rich for more than a few bites and the ganache just put it over the top.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Too bad it wasn't a family favorite. Great job and I love the TWD as well!

lemontartlet said...

How cute! You need the love of peanut butter for this one, and even then it's a bit bleh.

Dianne's Dishes said...

Oh I like the tiny ball idea...