Before beginning, I took advantage of the fact that I was in NY and bought some nice high quality belgium chocolate for the recipe:
Yum. I bought a few extra massive chunks to bring home with me, of course. :)
It's always harder baking in someone else's kitchen. Just because you don't know where everything is and what they have, but we made due. Though, I'm not sure if mine came out right or not... I did substitute Godiva Liquor for the Rum... I wonder if that had anything to do with it?
First, I poured the delicious smelling batter into a springform pan... and when half of the batter barely covered the bottom of the pan, I realized my pan was actually a 12" Springform - far too big for this recipe. So we poured it over into a 9 inch long glass dish:
After it finished baking and cooling all the way it looked like this:
Here is my lovely sister modeling it:
If I had to describe the texture of this Torte, it would be somewhere around mousse I suppose. Is that how everyone else's came out? When we served the first slice after about 4 hours of chilling in the refrigerator, it came out like this:
Kind of a mess. But when my stepfather had it a little later on, it came out of the pan a little more neatly. He was even able to pick it up like it were a brownie.
It tasted delicious. Everyone who tried it absolutely loved it. I'm just not sure if this is the result I was supposed to get. The taste of the godiva liquor came through a bit to the finished product. And the blackberries (I substituted blackberries for the raspberries) were a really nice contrast to the softness of the Torte. I can't wait to see everyone else's to see!
Thanks for hosting this week, Jennifer! Be sure to visit Jennifer's blog, The Rookie Baker to see the recipe. And click on over to the list of bakers who participated this week to see how everyone else's came out (maybe quite different from mine!)
Also, has anyone ever heard of Giveaway Scout? Seems like a cool way to find out what blogs are doing giveaways! And if you happen to be doing a giveaway on your own blog it's a great way to get info of your giveaway out there to a larger audience!