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11.15 Chestnut Torte




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This article is from the Children Allergies and Asthma FAQ, by Eileen Kupstas Soo kupstas@cs.unc.edu with numerous contributions by others.

11.15 Chestnut Torte

from Eileen Kupstas Soo (kupstas@cs.unc.edu)

[From _The I Hate to Cook Almanac_, Peg Bracken c. 197?]

Torte:

3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
4 eggs, whites and yolks separated
1 tbls. rum
2 cups chestnuts (shelled, cooked until tender, then ground fine)
1/4 cup grated almonds, plus 1 tablespoon for preparing pan
1 cup whipping cream


Frosting:

1/2 lb. bitter chocolate
1/2 cup butter
more almonds for decoration


Preheat oven to 350 (F); prepare two 9 inch cake pans by greasing
well and sprinkle the tablespoon of ground almonds on this.

Cream butter then gradually add sugar. Beat then add egg yolks. Add
rum. Beat egg whites until stiff. Add chestnuts and almonds to
butter mixture, beat thoroughly, then fold in egg whites. Pour into
two cake pans. Bake 45 minutes at 350(F), then cool.

Whip the whipping cream with a tablespoon or two of sugar (this
shouldn't be very sweet. Spread this on bottom layer of cake and
place second layer on top.

Melt chocolate and butter together in a double boiler. Beat until
thick enough to spread. Cover cake with this and decorate with
almonds.




 

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