pages

About Me      Guilty Pleasures      Disclaimer      Contact

Friday, 21 February 2014

salted caramel chocolate torte


I know, I know, I've been filling this little space recently with details about my healthy lifestyle, but everyone is entitled to a 'cheat' day, plus I couldn't have guests round for dinner without making a dessert now could I?

So yes, this is what it was supposed to look like, whereas mine is more, how should I put it..the rustic version, but that does not affect the taste, and boy does it taste good!  Well so it should, at over 900 calories a slice...and yes, you read that right, 900 CALORIES A SLICE. 

(You can find the recipe here if you want to know what it's supposed to look like)

Ingredients

175g digestive biscuits
85g butter, melted
397g can caramel (we used Carnation caramel)
1 tsp sea salt, plus extra to serve
300g plain chocolate (70% solids), broken into chunks
600ml tub double cream
25g icing sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract



Method


1. Line the base of a deep, round 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin with a circle of baking parchment. Line the sides with one long strip that comes just above the sides of the tin – staple or paper clip where the strip overlaps to hold it in place.

2. Crush the biscuits in a plastic bag or bowl with the end of a rolling pin. Stir into the melted butter, then evenly press into the bottom of the tin. Chill for 10 mins.


3. Reserve 2 tbsp of the caramel. Stir the sea salt into the remainder and spoon into the centre of the biscuit base. Gently spread so the base is evenly covered but a visible 1-2cm border of biscuit remains around the edge. Chill for 20 mins while you make the chocolate layer.


4. Gently melt the chocolate in a large heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir 1 tbsp of the cream into the reserved caramel, then cover and chill until ready to decorate. Once the chocolate has melted, turn off the heat but leave the bowl where it is, and gradually stir in the remaining cream until you have a smooth, shiny, thick chocolate sauce. Sift in the icing sugar and stir in with the vanilla extract. Lift off the heat and let the mixture cool for 10 mins.


5. Ladle or pour the chocolate mixture around the edge of the torte first, so it fills the biscuit border, sealing the caramel in the centre. Then ladle or pour in the rest and gently shake to smooth the surface. Chill for at least 5 hrs or up to 24 hours until firm.


6. Remove the torte from the tin, then carefully peel off the strip of paper and transfer to a serving plate. Dot the chocolates on top. Spoon the reserved caramel-cream mixture into a small food or freezer bag. Snip off the tiniest tip of the corner to make a very small opening, then squiggle lines of caramel over the top. Chill until ready to serve. Scatter with a pinch or two of sea salt before serving, then thinly slice. Eat with a drizzle of single cream, if you like.

You'll notice I also left the chocolates off the top, I figured with two bars of chocolate, a whole tub of cream and a can of caramel, it really wouldn't need to chocs too!

I think it's fair to say, it went down pretty well.

6 comments :

  1. That looks DELICIOUS!!! Yummy!! x

    ReplyDelete
  2. It looks amazing. I don't think I could trust myself to make it, though at 900 cals per slice!

    ReplyDelete
  3. That looks amazing!!! Definitely gonna have to add this to my ever growing baking list! :) Aimée Xx
    dress-it-up-6.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yours looks way better, in my opinion! Sooooooo yummy!

    - Bee

    ReplyDelete
  5. Holy cow, 900 calories a slice?! I didn't think that was even possible! It looks so good though, definitely worth it :)


    - Tabitha at Scared Toast x

    ReplyDelete

Comments make my day :) So please away xx

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...