A week or so ago my husband and I went to a new place called The Celtic Fringe. It’s a little Irish pud right over the NC line. We fell in love with it. We even went back last Thursday with my parents so that they could try it out. We knew they would love it. We were right.
When it came time for dessert, I wanted to try something new. That’s my goal when I visit a new restaurant I always want to try things on the menu that I don’t normally eat. It’s fun and I always end up with a new favorite.
That’s exactly what happened with this Flourless Chocolate Torte. I had never had one and to be honest I didn’t really even know what it was. I mean, I kind of figured that it was cake like but other than that I didn’t know.
After one bite I knew that I was in love. It literally tasted like I was eating a slice of fudge. Oh my gosh! Hello new dessert love haha.
So what did I do? Oh you know… just went on the hunt for a great flourless chocolate torte recipe. But almost all of the ones I found were for Flourless Chocolate Torte Cake things. They all looked like cake, not like the amazing chocolate torte I had at the restaurant.
So a few days went by and I went to lunch with my mom at The GingerBread House and there on the dessert board was “Flourless Chocolate Torte”. It was taunting me. I ordered it, I ate it and the love affair continues. It was rich and just like fudge. I knew I could find a recipe for this.
After a little more searching I finally decided on the Black Beast – Flourless Chocolate Torte from the blog Simply So good. I only changed it up a tiny bit from hers. I used chocolate chips in my torte and I used dark chocolate for my ganache. Simply so Good does have some wonderful step by step photos on her blog for the Flourless chocolate torte, so if you’re going to make it you might want to check them out if you need a visual of the steps.
But this is how I made mine and how it turned out. I’m pretty excited about how great my first one turned out. I thought for sure that I’d have to make a few to get it right. I do need to work on my ganache skills haha, but other than that it was perfect.
I am also 99.9% sure that this is gluten free. Which means that it’ll be perfect for my brother’s girlfriend, Meghan!
Hey there! Glad you’re still reading! I just want to take a second to show you something. You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been talking about #BrunchWeek lately on Twitter and Facebook. Well Today (May 5th) starts #BrunchWeek! Myself along with some other amazing bloggers are going to bringing you tons of Brunch Recipes this week!
We have a Pinterest Board going on where we’re pinning them all and to top that we’ve got some fantastic prizes to giveaway!
Here are ALL of the amazing Prizes!!!
We are so grateful to have such amazing sponsors for Brunch Week who have given us a fabulous bunch of incredible (INCREDIBLE!) prizes for our giveaway.
A KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer model number: KSM150PSGA. Mixer comes with: 2-piece pouring shield, 5-quart stainless steel bowl, flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip.
A Walnut Prize Pack containing 1lb burlap bag of fresh California Walnuts, 1 portion control tin, 1 heart shaped cookie cutter, 1 flexible cutting mat, 1 mini spatula, 1 chip clip and 1 water pouch. .
Prize #2: (but with lots of winners)
From Lodge Cast Iron one lucky winner will receive:
One lucky winner from the rafflecopter below will receive a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, three silicone pieces (a hot handle holder, a pot holder and a trivet).
In addition, one lucky participant from our TweetChat on Sunday May 5th from 2-3pm Eastern will also win a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet and the three silicone pieces. PLUS five lucky participants will get a set of the three silicone pieces. (Search for hashtag #BrunchWeek to follow along. Use the hashtag in tweets during the chat to enter to win).
AND, everyone who comments in our PinChatLive on Saturday May 11th between 2-3pm Eastern will also be entered to win one prize of a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet and a set of three silicone pieces and 4 prizes that contain three silicone pieces each. (For the PinChatLive go to The BrunchWeek Pinterest Board at 2pm on May 11th and comment on the questions pins there. Refresh your screen often so you don’t miss any new questions).
From Flavors of Summer one lucky winner will receive:
A Flavors of Summer Entertaining Package including (get this!) a $100 gift card to Sur la Table! In addition to the amazing gift card, this entertaining package includes a variety of goodies including cookbooks, kitchen utensils, entertaining partyware like a chip and dip server, beverage container and more. From free products, to fun stuff for decorating – you’ll be able to make the most of your next summer party.
A Martha Stewart Collection Kitchen Prize Package including a 3 quart Enameled Cast Iron Casserole, Magnetic Spice Grinders, a Pot Clip, Cheese Grater and a Silicone Head Spatula.
The Food and Wine Conference is being held in Orlando, Florida from July 19-21st at the unbelievably beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek. Speakers include Sara Moulton (of Food Network fame), Michael Green (a true celebrity in the wine and spirits world) and Jaden Hair (cookbook author and creator of Steamy Kitchen). This prize is for a single Full Conference Pass with a value of $250. (Accommodations can be booked at the Rosen Shingle Creek at a highly discounted rate for all conference attendees).
From Bob’s Red Mill one lucky winner will receive:
A Bob’s Red Mill Kitchen Prize Pack: A beautifully emblazoned Bob’s Red Mill canvas tote bag containing the Bob’s Red Mill Cookbook, assorted Bob’s Red Mill products, a Salter® Baker’s Dream Aquatronic Baking Scale, Norpro® Silicone Heat Resistant Spatula, Best® Standard French Whip and a $40 Bob’s Red Mill Gift Card.
Whole Foods Flavorful Delights Basket: Full of fun items and ingredients to play with in the kitchen: 5 qt Colander,, Servino Homemade Pastas, 365 Organic Balsamic Vinegar, Macadamia Oil, Marmigiano Regiano, Key Lime Savory Oil, Branfords Original Hot Sauce, Cheese Grater, Vosges Black Pearl Bar Chocolate, Vosges Fire Bar Chocolate, R.C. Buck’s Gourmet Rub – Sweet Orange Habanero, Divina Pickles – Sweet Watermelon Rind, Composta Di Fragole – Strawberry Compote with Modena Balsamic Vinegar, Sabatino Tartufi – Truffle and Honey
A Stonyfield Kitchen Prize Pack: A Prize Pack full of yogurt fun From Stonyfield Organic Yogurt is just ONE of the amazing prizes in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.Preserve Colander, Preserve portable yogurt carrier, Preserve cutting board, Stonyfield cookbook, Stonyfield oven mitt, Travel sandwhich carrier made out of 100% reused plastic bottles, Stonyfield water bottle, Stonyfield tote bag, 10 free cups of Stonyfield Greek.
I’ll be sharing some of the posts from other bloggers on my FaceBook page tomorrow AND then I’ll have the giveaway here on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Can’t wait to meet you for brunch!