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shadowspar ([personal profile] shadowspar) wrote2011-10-27 12:48 am

Recipe: Chocolate Blackout Torte

Obscenely rich, completely vegan. An excellent way to get tofu into those who profess to loathe it. We had a family friend proclaiming how horrid tofu was as he was working his way through his third slice of this.

(This is a very slightly tuned-up version of a recipe in the Rebar Cookbook. Said cookbook is Full of Good and Wonderful Things, and I will not stop plugging it until everyone has a copy. =)

Crust:

  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup spelt flour (or unbleached white flour)
  • ⅓ cup toasted cashews (or substitute whole-wheat flour)
  • ⅛ tsp salt (omittable)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp powdered ginger
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla

Filling:

  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2½ boxes extra-firm silken tofu
  • 1lb dark chocolate
  • ⅛ tsp salt (omittable)
  • 2 tsp espresso powder (optional)

Crust:

Preheat oven to 350℉. Grease an 8" springform pan.

Place sugar, flour, cashews, salt, cinnamon & ginger in a food processor. Whiz until finely ground. Add shortening; process until well blended. Turn out into a bowl; add oil & vanilla. Mix well. Press the mixture into the bottom of the springform pan. Bake for 15 minutes; set aside & let cool.

Filling:

Drain the tofu; purée in a food processor until smooth. Add sugar, vanilla & salt; mix well. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Fold the melted chocolate into the tofu mixture & mix thoroughly.

Pour the filling over the baked crust. Bake for 35min or until firm. Cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate overnight before serving. Omnomnom.

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[personal profile] afuna 2011-10-27 11:38 am (UTC)(link)
Hm! Tofu as a filling sounds interesting! Does it make the filling just slightly thick with a silken feel on the tongue?
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[personal profile] afuna 2011-10-27 01:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Heeheehee oh that is interesting, ad sounds like it's worth a try :D
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[personal profile] afuna 2011-10-27 01:30 pm (UTC)(link)
You always make me hungry <3


(I think that's awesome)
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[personal profile] afuna 2011-10-31 02:41 am (UTC)(link)
or I could learn to bake /o\

But I prefer the idea of the teleporter