An oreo cookie crust. A filling full of chocolate. The most amazing double chocolate fudge torte ever made.
Mumika ending up ruining the sheen finish by putting foil on top of it while it was cooling in the fridge.
“What are you doing?” I ask Mumika.
“You can’t let it cool down like that!” Mumika replies.
“Leave it alone.”
“No. I don’t let anything cool down in the fridge without covering it.”
“You are going to ruin it.”
“No I won’t”
And she covered it with foil.
The next day, the gorgeousness is ruined because the bloody foil clinged to the damn torte.
I don’t know why she can’t listen to me.
Double Chocolate Fudge Torte
20 Oreo cookies with the white centers removed
6 tablespoons melted butter
8 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
10 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pinch of salt
In a small bowl crush the Oreos. Much like the way you crushed graham crackers in earlier recipes. This is a good way to target your upper arms.
Add the melted butter to the crushed Oreos and combine until the Oreos are wet.
Press the Oreo mixture into a tart pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Take out of oven and let cool down.
For the filling:
Melt butter and chocolate in a saucepan.
Whisk until silky and smooth. Remove from heat.
In medium bowl crack eggs and whisk until frothy. Add vanilla, cream, sugar and salt.
Slowly mix chocolate into egg mixture. Whisk until well combined and pour over tart crust.
DO NOT OVER FILL.
Place torte into over and bake for 25 minutes at 360°.
It should have a nice glossy look to it. Place in fridge for 2 hours to chill.
Makes 10 slices. Calories: 364, Carbohydrates: 33 grams, Sugar: 25 grams, Fiber: 2 grams, Protein: 2 grams.
This torte was simple to make. If Mumika hadn’t ruined the sheen, it would be perfect.
Nothing is better than chocolate upon chocolate.
When I asked Mumika if she liked it, she told me it wasn’t as good as my chocolate ganache tarts. It was good, but I’ve made better.
To me, it was amazing.
The next day as she, D, and D’s mother ate the torte, Mumika’s opinion of the torte changed drastically.
“Its the most amazing thing she had ever eaten.” Which ironically was the theme of all the meals I had made in two days.
What changed? She took it out of the fridge and didn’t dig into it for about 45 minutes allowing the torte to come to room temperature.
The moral of the story – listen to the person making your food. They know what they are doing and unless you are a chef who went to culinary school, butt out.
This recipe called for 1/2 cup brown sugar in the crust. I obviously took it out. I mean seriously, its made out of bloody cookies which are made out of sugar. It called for 2 rows of Oreo cookies crushed. That’s about 24 cookies. What’s 4 cookies you ask? Its two servings of Oreos! Do you want 10 servings or 12? I’ll pick 10 if I can get away with it. And that’s exactly what I did.
This recipe called for semi-sweet chocolate. I like dark chocolate. The more cocoa in it, the better. It also means less sugar used. Besides, the bitterness of the chocolate complimented the crust. It was perfect.
So Mumika, don’t be a backseat chef. You are horrible at it. And I remember when you used to burn meat all those years ago. And you still can’t make cookies, even the premade put them on a cookie sheet ones, without burning them. I know what I’m doing. Step aside and bask in the yumminess that is tickling your taste buds after I’m done cooking.