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The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Turkish torte Recipe. Enjoy the Middle Eastern Cuisine and learn how to make Turkish torte.
This Mediterranean-inspired dessert signals easy summer entertaining and adds the final touch to a long, laidback alfresco lunch.
1 cup (220g) caster sugar
1 cup (125g) almond meal
500g chocolate halva, chopped (see note)
150g pitted dates, chopped
Grated zest of 2 oranges
120g dark chocolate, finely chopped
1/4 cup (60ml) brandy
2 tbs edible dried rose petals (see note)
2 tbs slivered pistachios (see note)
2 tbs pomegranate seeds (optional)
Small mint sprigs, to serve
100ml pure (thin) cream
150g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
Preheat the oven to 170°C. Grease and line a 24cm springform cake pan with baking paper. Beat eggwhites with electric beaters until stiff peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating constantly, then beat for 5 minutes or until thick and glossy.
Fold in almond meal, halva, dates, zest and chocolate until just combined. Spoon mixture into the cake pan, then bake for 1 hour 20 minutes or until dry and firm to the touch (the cake will still be moist in the centre when tested with a skewer).
While hot, poke several holes in the top of the cake with a skewer. Pour brandy over cake, then cool completely in the pan.
Meanwhile, for the glaze, place cream and chocolate in a pan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stand for 30 minutes or until a thick pouring consistency.
Remove the cooled cake from the pan, transfer to a platter and pour over the chocolate glaze, allowing it to drip down the sides. Decorate with rose petals, nuts, pomegranate seeds (if using) and mint.
delicious. - January 2012 , Page 94
Recipe by Valli Little
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