Thursday, February 20, 2014

Mint Torte and Cream Dessert

Mint Torte and Cream Dessert ~ gooey and creamy in one dessert! #MintTorte #StPatricks #Desserts #LayeredDesserts
St Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays to cook, bake and craft for ! I absolutely love the colors - the rainbow, yes, but my favorite combination is the green and gold together.

Last year I shared a very simple IRISH DIRT PUDDING containing crushed Oreos as the "dirt" but today I am sharing a little more elegant dessert.

This Mint Torte and Cream Dessert has gooey and creamy layers giving you a very special taste indeed.


I used a shallow baking dish and baked the Mint Torte until done but still a little gooey - the stage where it is in just before it starts to look dull on top - dull is fully cooked and a bit more crispy on the edges.

Mint Torte and Cream Dessert ~ gooey and creamy in one dessert! #MintTorte #StPatricks #Desserts #LayeredDesserts

Mint Torte and Cream Dessert ~ gooey and creamy in one dessert! #MintTorte #StPatricks #Desserts #LayeredDesserts
And nothing better than Mint flavored, creamy layers ...

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MINT TORTE AND CREAM DESSERT

4 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

180g Mint Chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup Butter, cubed
3/4 cup Fresh Cream, divided   {double cream/heavy cream}
3 Eggs
2 TB Caster Sugar
1 t Cocoa Powder
1 TB Peppermint Liqueur {or 1 t Peppermint Essence}
A Drop of Green Food Coloring
Edible Gold Crystals

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - spray a shallow oven dish with cooking spray.
2.) Melt together the Mint Chocolate and Butter - stir until smooth and well combined - set aside.
3.) Beat 1/4 cup of the Cream until stiff in a separate mixing bowl.
4.) In a large bowl, beat together the Eggs and Caster Sugar until tripled in volume - fold in the Cocoa Powder and half of the melted Chocolate/Butter mixture - stir well and add the remaining half, fold in gently.
5.) Fold in the whipped Cream to the mixture - pour into the prepared dish and bake 25 - 30 minutes until done but not fully set.
6.) Remove from the oven and let cool completely - the Torte will set but will still be a little moist.
7.) Chop the Torte into chunks and keep aside.
8.) Whip the remaining Cream until stiff peaks form - add the Liqueur {or Essence} and a drop or two of the Food Coloring - whip until combined.
9.) Starting with the Torte, layer the dessert - two layers of each, ending with a layer of Cream.
10.) Sprinkle over the Edible Gold Crystals and serve.

Mint Torte and Cream Dessert ~ gooey and creamy in one dessert! #MintTorte #StPatricks #Desserts #LayeredDesserts
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