Tuesday, October 27, 2009

TWD: Cherry Fudge Brownie Torte

First off, I'm typing on the husband's computer, so I have no photos. They are on my computer. The one with the crashed hard drive. Keep your fingers crossed that the data recovery magicians can pull off a miracle.

On to the food! Want to know what's a really good idea? (Other than backing up your computer. Often.) Reading the recipe. It's helpful. It tells you little things. Things about saving four ounces of chopped chocolate to add at the end. Things about the mousse part needing at least four hours to chill. Oy.

This ended up being a really rich brownie cake studded with cherries and a hint of rum. It was slightly fussy. The chocolate and butter needed melting. (only seven ounces of chocolate!) The dry ingredients needed blending. The cherries needed boiling and flambeeing. And then it all needed to be mixed together.

Mine baked for about an hour. It came out cleanly from the pan. I sprinkled some powdered sugar on top and served it as is. I think that the mousse would have been tasty, but this was really rich on its own. The extra chocolate melted in added to the richness, I'm sure.

Thank you to April of Short + Rose for picking this recipe. Go to her blog to see what this should look like. Hmmm, I seem to be saying that a lot lately....

6 comments:

Romaine said...

I did the same thing about the 4 ounces of chopped chocolate. But they still tasted good.

Megan said...

Yes - I too almost added all of the chocolate at the beginning! I caught it just in time - although I really don't think it would have been disastrous.

I hear you about the computer, though - this has been the year of computer catastrophes for me.

SUGAR B said...

I am waiting for those pictures! ;)

sarahe said...

i also added all the chocolate w/the butter. then i threw in a handful of semi-sweet chips when it said to fold in the extra chocolate--it was good though!

Susan said...

Sorry to hear about your computer. I hope the recovery gods can help. :) Glad I made this, but don't think I will repeat it.

lasinthekitchen said...

I hope the pc magicians are able to save your photos - I'd love to see your brownie torte!
I've had the same experience about not reading the recipe ahead...