from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rich cake made with many eggs and little flour and usually containing chopped nuts.
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- n. A rich, dense cake, typically made with many eggs and relatively little flour (as opposed to a sponge cake or gâteau).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. rich cake usually covered with cream and fruit or nuts; originated in Austria
This torte is a combination of chocolate, ground almonds/amarettis, eggs, sugar and butter.
The term torte is used primarily to define round cakes, with a large amount of ground nuts to replace the flour.
While browsing through your archives I came across this interesting question and in case you haven't found a definite answer yet: In German-speaking countries, a torte is a multi-layered cake with some sort of creamy filling.
Hmmm, well I think that 'torte' is used in the title because the cake is one layer and it does not rise as much as a plain cake.
Well, they sorta do, but "torte" is only a weak approximation.
A torte is a type of rich cake that is made with little or no flour, instead replacing it with ground nuts or something similar.
This torte is not the flourless variety, but it does use ground almonds (or almond meal) in with the flour.
This torte is easily made in less than 30 minutes (not including baking time) and if there are no pears around, apples work just as well.
This torte is deliciously sweet, chewy, peary and lovely with tea.
July 27, 2006 at 11: 14 PM geez lindy. save some for the rest of us. i've * almost* gone into that store many times. but without an explicit reason or item to buy i was always afraid i'd wind up with something i didn't REALLY need, want or know how to use. armed with your clear and clever suggestions i can now enter fearlessly. if i pick up a little something else in addition no harm done. unless i find a big gaping empty hole on the shelf. and i'll skip the peach pie, to save room for the promised alsatian cuisine. in other news, i'm thinking i might make an adaptation that zuke torte from the kretschmann's newsletter since (a) i like tortes (b) i have about a million zukes and (c) i could put a fun herb in the crust.
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