Sunday, July 25, 2010

Chef Chuck's Walnut Nutella Torta




Torta di Noci e Chocolato


A sweet dessert with a buttery crust, a thin layer of hazelnut chocolate and a filling made with walnuts, honey, lemon juice and butter. A perfect way to end any meal.


Walnut Nutella Torta
Pastry
1 stick of butter, 4 ounces
2 ounces sugar
2 egg yolks
1 cup flour


Filling
3 ounces sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
4 tablespoons honey
2 sticks butter, 8 ounces
1 1/2 cups walnuts, roughly chopped
pinch of salt
1/4 cup Nutella
powered sugar


For the pastry, beat butter and sugar for 2 minutes, add egg yolks and blend. Slowly add flour till all combined. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll out with lots of flour, the dough is very soft. Use a 8 or 9 inch pan grease well and place dough in form, if it cracks it is very easy to press together with fingers.
For the filling put all ingredients into a pot bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool. Spread Nutella on dough then pour in walnut mixture. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Leave in pan till completely cooled, dust with powdered sugar and serve with ice cream, whip cream or mascarpone.

10 comments:

  1. Chuck - A dream of a dessert. I know this will be a big hit with my Italian chit-chat group.

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  2. Hello Ciao Chow Linda, I hope all is well. That group sounds like fun! I am always a fan of any thing Italian! Enjoy:)

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  3. This gives me an idea to make for my grandmother's birthday on Saturday. How decadent...maybe I will make it just for me instead. Good idea, right?

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  4. Hello Bridgett, Happy birthday Grand Ma!!
    Yes, Bridgett a great idea, you know I always agree with you, as I remember we have a lot in common:)
    ~Take care~

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  5. What a pretty & sweet tarte!!

    I love the simplicity of it all but the flavours are just right in here,..so special too!

    MMMMMMMMMM,..I love it,..Can you tell??

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  6. Yessss, Sophie, I can tell!!
    Your wonderful!! Thank you:)

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  7. I could eat a piece of this right now.

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  8. Hi Ash, If I were your neighbor, I would drop a piece or two by! Thank you:)

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  9. boy am I glad I found this recipe yum love this bookmarking when my new kitchen is done in three weeks this will be first on the list of must tries~ thank you :)

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  10. Hi pegasuslegend, So glad you like this recipe! Nice you have a new kitchen on it's way~~ Thank you

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