Saturday, October 16, 2010

Chef Chuck's Chocolate Walnut Lemon Cream Torta

Torta di Noci al Cioccolato e Crema al Limone

A big name for an impressive torta, this dessert is packed with lemon and chocolate flavors. An easy walnut crust that anyone can make, that surrounds a creamy lemony custard. I created this new recipe for the torta lover in you.

Chocolate Walnut Lemon Cream Torta

2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon yeast
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 egg 1 yolk
7 tablespoons cold butter

Combine in a food processor all dry ingredients including walnuts, then add egg and yolk then butter in small chunks. Transfer to a wooden board, this is a very crumbly crust. Form a ball wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Use a 9 inch pan, roll out bottom layer of crust and form in pan using your fingers to form around sides. Crumble the rest of dough for topping.

2 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons flour
pinch of salt
2/3 cups sugar
6 egg yolks
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

In a small bowl combine flour, salt, sugar, eggs and 1/2 cup of milk and lemon set aside. Heat 1 1/2 cups of milk with vanilla till it starts to boil, whisk in slowly the egg mixture. Keep whisking till it thickens this takes about 2 minutes. Remove from heat let cool 15 minutes. Fill pan and crumble the rest of the dough on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool 1 hour and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.


  1. Wow that looks fabulous, can't wait to try it!

  2. Hi Karina, Thank you for your comment. Enjoy!!

  3. Crunchy crust and top with a creamy delicious filling. Who can resist? I'll take two slices ;)

  4. I will send them your way!!
    Thank you Bridgett:~)