August 27, 2008

TWD: Chocolate-Banded Ice Cream Torte

This week's TWD was chosen by Amy of Food, Family and Fun. The photo in the cookbook is gorgeous. For some reason, I wasn't all that keen on the ganache layer. I decided to make black bean brownies, split them, and use the brownie layers in place of the ganache. The ice cream layer was easy enough: add pureed blackberries to softened vanilla ice cream and a little cream de cassis.

Keeping with my lower sugar lifestyle, I used sugar-free ice cream and didn't add any additional sugar. We found it plenty sweet. If I were to make this again, I would definitely strain out the seeds from the pureed blackberries. They definitely detracted from the overall experience.



My ice cream layer turned out to be a very deep purple - pretty, but not much contrast with the brownie layers. Check out the other TWDers for some beautiful renditions of this tasty dessert.

There wasn't a West End Farmer's Market today due to the annual Cambodian Festival. Oh well, I'll have to make do!

8 comments:

Barbara said...

Brownie layers sound delicious. Too bad about the blackberry seed. Bet it still tasted great!

The DeL Sisters said...

WOW! That color of your ice cream is amazing! Just love it!

n.o.e said...

I've seen that black bean brownie recipe before - how do you like it? Your torte looks yummy, and I love that you limit the sugar.
Nancy

Lisa said...

Brownie layer - very creative and very yummy sounding. I also love your site. My house works the same way - I cook, he cleans. I do laundry and he folds. Works out well. Thanks for sharing!

Delicioso Mama said...

Yummy! That sounds so good I may have to make one today! Not a fan of bleackberry seeds either (but Chef LOVES them..he says it's the best part of the berry! eh...)

Jaime said...

great idea to try the brownies instead of ganache

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