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Walnut Torte with Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 3/4 cups walnuts
  • 2 tbsp. cake meal
  • 7 eggs (separated)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • juice & rind of 1/2 orange

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grind 1 3/4 cups walnuts in food processor. Do not grind to paste. Add 2 tbsp. cake meal and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Put in small bowl.

Separate eggs. Beat yellows until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes) with rind and juice of 1/2 orange.

In another bowl beat whites until soft peaks form. Add remaining 1/2 cup sugar slowly until egg white are glossy.

Fold 1/3 of nuts into egg yellows. Fold 1/3 of whites into egg yolks. Repeat until all in one bowl.

Pour batter into bunt shaped pan. Cook 1 hour or until knife comes out clean. Cool and invert onto cake plate.

CHOCOLATE GLAZE

  • 3 oz. bittersweet chocolate
  • 3 tbsp. margarine
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 3 tbsp. water
 

Place all ingredients in a heavy sauce pan.

Melt over low heat while continuously stirring.

Cool slightly and drizzle over cake. Garnish around top of cake with walnut pieces.

 


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