Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Chocolate Banded Torte


I knew I owned a spring form pan. Maybe I didn’t. Maybe I always just borrowed my Mom’s spring form pan. I realized this when it was time to put the first layer of chocolate in the pan. And my Mom was two and a half hours away. What to do.....what to do. I decided to use a pound cake pan that the bottom lifted out off of the sides. I had serious doubts. But it actually worked. AMAZING. And then I found the spring form pan that I knew I owned.

I further discovered that I do not own a whisk. Who doesn’t own a whisk??? I remember throwing it away because it had rust on it. I knew I did not own a whisk. So I used my wire beater from my Kitchen Aid mixer.

The torte was pretty and was very easy to make. I think I would prefer in the future to just use mint chocolate chip ice cream directly from the container rather than creating a flavored ice cream. That would be like crack in my house.

I'd like to show you pictures of everything, but my internet is being a total piece tonight and doesn't have the capacity to upload too many pictures......something about a former hurricane now a tropical depression has a way of doing that to a signal.

8 comments:

The Food Librarian said...

Great looking torte! Ha ha about the whisk...very resourceful to use your KA whisk! Happy shopping for a new whisk.

n.o.e said...

That's the best thing about TWD - you will be forced to dig out every piece of kitchen equipment you ever owned. Great job using the pound cake pan - a multi use pan is always great to have. As is a springform, ha ha. I have several, but none were 8", so I used a loaf pan.
Nancy

The DeL Sisters said...

Looks great! Funny about the whisk!

Cathy said...

It looks great! I cannot believe that you were able to do this without an honest to goodness whisk. You were so cool under pressure to think of using your KA attachment -- I myself would have just melted to pieces right there on the kitchen floor upon discovering that I was whiskless when already elbow-deep in a whisk-intensive recipe. Great job, Julie!

Teanna said...

Wat to be resourceful and use the attachment from your KA for a whisk! Your torte looks great!

PANTRY REVISITED by Peggy said...

It looks great. My layers do not seem as thick as others. I wonder why? You have nice layers.
Get a whisk. Don't make me hurt you! :)

Jules Someone said...

Nice torte! And nice job improvising!

Barbara said...

Nice torte!