Tuesday, October 27, 2009

TWD: Cherry... uh... Currant... Fudge Brownie Torte

This week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe was chosen by April of Short and Rose. She chose the cherry fudge brownie torte, which is composed of a dense, rich layer of cherry brownie (cherry jam, dried cherries, and kirsch), and a thinner layer of light and creamy mascarpone mousse. I was going to make the brownie layer when I realized the closest thing to kirsch we had was Cassis, which is a black-currant flavored liquor. I couldn't find dried cherries at the supermarket, either, so I decided to go all the way and use currant jam and dried currants. It worked out great!
This was quite a time-consuming recipe. For the brownie, you had to cook the currants with syrup, and melt the chocolate and butter over another saucepan, and use an electric mixer - basically make the kitchen look like a tornado went through. But, it was finished, and the mousse was quick and easy. Yum!
I probably won't make this again, simply because it took so long, and it was also a bit too rich. But, it was delicious, and I would recommend trying it. If you want the recipe, you can buy the book or find it here. Enjoy!


Susan said...

There really were a lot of steps to this one. I had a sink full of dishes to wash when I was done. But, it was good! :)

Anonymous said...

What a great 'playing around' take on the brownie, using currants instead of cherries! It sounds really tasty - glad it turned out so well for you!

Sophia said...

susan - i agree! i split it up between two days, though. i'm glad you liked it.

lasinthekitchen - thanks! i wasn't planning on it until the liquor thing came up. you should try it, too. ;)