8 June 2011

Let's Get Started!

Hello there,
I was planning on kicking off the new blog by making some delicious peanut butter cups to share, but, rather typically, the OH has polished off all of the peanut butter since I last looked.
SO, instead, I spent the afternoon battling a new chocolate torte recipe I found online.
In theory, it is an easy torte to make, and it is totally delicious...however it just didn't work for me today looks wise.
I would still hugely recommend trying it out, it tastes great!...and yours might turn out actually looking like torte, not just chocolate cake :P


  1. First of all, pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4/180c and grease a 23cm spring form cake tin.
  2. Using an electric whisk, beat together the sugar and eggs for about 5 minutes until they are of a similar consistency to an old fashioned custard.
  3. Next, gently heat the butter and chocolate together over a pan of water until smooth and glossy in appearance.
  4. Using a metal spoon, fold the chocolate mix into the eggs and sugar until well combined.
  5. Carefully add the flour and almonds and mix well until totally combined.
  6. Pour into your baking tray and cook for 35 minutes until firm and a light crust has formed across the top of the torte.
  7. Leave to cool until mildly warm and turn out of tin and dust with cocoa.
  8. Eat before the OH does!

I think next time I decide to do some baking I'll stick to a recipe I know! And in a few days time I will be listing the peanut butter cups that I WILL make! 
Happy baking :) Let me know if you attempt to bake the infamous torte :)...And if you have a better torte recipe please please please share.
Annie x


  1. Looks good to me, but afraid I got no further than 'heat up the oven' as in my house the only cake that comes in is either made by my Auntie or purchased from Tesco.

    But then I enjoyed watching your extra talents, cooking is just not one of mine LOL.

    Nice new blog Annie, good luck with it.
    Lynda x
    (SimJaTa on Folksy)

  2. Haha, cooking isn't one of my biggest talents either, but I really enjoy trying!
    Peanut butter cups next time! And I know I can actually get those right :)
    Annie x