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.
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.
Posted by Casa Costello at 22:17