Sunday, July 17, 2011

Almond Torte

Last month, NutriPlus got this promotion,buy NutriPlus product Rm 30 and above can get cookbook for FREE!! I quickly grab it, although still got many eggs ,chicken franks in my fridge,I don't care!I just want that cookbook!!'ll show you later.
And,today, I tried this Almond Torte recipe by Mei Kei from this cookbook.Very nice.I cut down the sugar, cause,I think about the chocolate ganache is quite sweet.

Meringue discs:   
155 gm toasted whole almonds
55 gm cornflour ,sifted
55 gm icing sugar
300 gm egg whites (from about 8 eggs)
3/16 salt(I just add 2 pinches)
110 gm sugar ( I used 80 gm)

Chocolate Ganache :
320 gm dark chocolate
340 gm whipping cream

Cocoa powder

To make the meringue discs:
Draw 5 circles of 8 inch diameter on parchment paper.
Grind the toasted almond until fine.
Mix in the sifted cornflour and icing sugar until well combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites with salt until foamy.
Add in sugar gradually and continue to whisk until whites are stiff, but not dry.
Fold  the almond mixture into the egg whites.
Spread mixture equally onto the prepared parchment papers.
Bake in pre-heated  fan oven at 160C,several layers at a time for approximately 15 minutes or, bake all at once in a single layer in a conventional oven at 180 C for 15-20 minutes until discs are golden brown.
Cool discs, peel off baking sheet.

To make chocolate ganache:
Heat the chocolate and 170 gm of the whipping cream in a double boiler until chocolate has melted, leave it to cool.
Whip the remaining cream and fold into the chocolate cream.

To assemble:
Brush a disc with a little water.Spread chocolate ganache onto disc.
Repeat until disc and chocolate ganache are used up. There should be 5 layers of meringue and 5 layers of chocolate ganache filling,ending with chocolate ganache.
Refrigerate torte until ganache is set.
Before serving,sift an even layer of cocoa powder over the top of the torte.

Front page....This is the book that I craze

Back page.....I made this Torte.....her's looks perfect, but mine.....need


Quay Po Cooks said...

This looks like a lot of work but I am sure it is worth the effort cos it sounds and look delish. I think you did the right thing cutting down the sugar. I also cut down sugar for a lot of cake recipes. Oh I want to let you know that my son's band ROSEVELT made it to rank No.1. They got 993 votes of which one came from you:D I want to thank you again for the support. Please know that it is greatly appreciated.
They now stand a chance to let INCUBUS give them the balance of the 4 points and they will announce on 22nd the band that will open their concert for them. I will keep you posted.

Santosh Bangar said...


SiAuKiA said...

On behalf of the band, I would really like to express my gratitude and thanks to you, and all the wonderful ppl in the food blogging community that has helped voted for us. You have helped us move a step closer to our dream of opening for INCUBUS!!!

we are truly thankful for the support and help that everyone has shown us. THANK YOU!!!!

Best Regards,

Bryan Chin

Angie's Recipes said...

This almond torte looks to die for!

Jeannie said...

THe cookbook really looks beautiful, I would grab too if I were you:D Such a lovely looking torte, but too much work for lazy me lol!

lena said...

that's a very nice meringue cake! i guess it must the meringue must be nutty and aromatic too! I've seen this book at MPH, they are selling it, didnt know we can get this free for buying their products!

Amelia's De-ssert said...

wow, this is delicious.

My Little Space said...

Congrats! You've done such a beautiful job here. How I wish I can have a bite right now.

yummylittlecooks said...

Dear Quay Po,
I'm very happy and glad to hear the news.Congratulations to them and to you too!And thank you for the update:)

yummylittlecooks said...

Hi SiAuKiA,
I'm so happy and really glad to hear the good news.All the best wishes for you.JYJYJY (gambateh)

fern said...

did you scan the cookbook to ebook? can u email me the cookbook in pdf fie?