TWD: Chocolate-Banded Ice Cream Torte

by Holly on August 26, 2008

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I was excited when I found out this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe pick from Amy of Food, Family and Fun was the Chocolate-Banded Ice Cream Torte… until I read that the recipe used 8 raw eggs in the ganache. I wasn’t grossed out or anything, but that seemed like a lot to take in. I’m actually not usually one that is concerned about the whole raw egg issue (being a total spoon licker myself) – but, still.

Aside from that I also had pretty much no occassion to make a whole torte to share with anyone. I haven’t missed a week yet though and didn’t want to start now. So, I am down to the wire and just finishing up making my two individual serving sized tortes. Like Steph suggested I used a couple of my mini paper wrappers to make these. I ended up making a caramel banana flavored ice cream to layer, but chose to just sandwich the ice cream between two layers of ganache – and I didn’t read the directions to refreeze the ice cream, so this melty version is what you get (ok, what I get anyway) when I don’t read the recipe before forging on.

If I ever get to make this again then I will do the three ganache layers – and not be so impatient. Either way, it still tasted really good – but then, how can ice cream ever be wrong?!

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Make sure to check out the creations of the other TWDer’s (you know, the ones who read the recipe – LOL!).

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Cristine August 26, 2008 at 6:54 am

I love the minis!

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Jenny August 26, 2008 at 7:37 am

Yes, minis are adorable. And melty ice cream tastes better.

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steph- whisk/spoon August 26, 2008 at 8:07 am

melty is no big deal! the flavors sound great!

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Engineer Baker August 26, 2008 at 11:25 am

Caramel banana ice cream sounds delicious, and I love the minis. I almost didn’t have the patience to let these re-freeze, but melty also means it’s easier to eat, right? No harm done!

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ostwestwind August 26, 2008 at 11:37 am

Great minis, well done!

Ulrike from Küchenlatein

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Maria August 26, 2008 at 2:20 pm

Melty means you just have to eat fast:) Nothing wrong with that!!

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chocolatechic August 26, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Looks great.

I really wish I had made mine smaller.

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n.o.e August 26, 2008 at 3:17 pm

Your ice cream sounds amazing!
Nancy

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Natashya August 26, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Great mini torte, somehow the meltier shots look tastier!
I think I have the same cutlery. Does it curl up at the end?

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kim August 26, 2008 at 5:44 pm

ok i REALLY need to start making minis… they are so cute! the meltiness makes it look gooey and delicious! 🙂

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TeaLady August 26, 2008 at 6:10 pm

It’s gonna melt eventually, and I kind of like it soft. Great Job. Love the minis.

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Marthe August 26, 2008 at 9:41 pm

The mini’s are so cute!!!

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The Food Librarian August 27, 2008 at 1:54 am

Totally cute and love the banana ice cream – that sounds perfectly yummy!

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Jules Someone August 27, 2008 at 1:58 am

Very cute. And the banana ice cream sounds delish.

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Prudy August 27, 2008 at 3:05 am

That’s adorable but your inside out cake is making my head spin and my heart pitter patter.

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The DeL Sisters August 27, 2008 at 3:07 am

Aw those are cute! Great idea!

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rainbowbrown August 27, 2008 at 4:34 am

From one spoon licker to another, your torte looks very yummy. Nice work.

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Susie Homemaker August 27, 2008 at 1:34 pm

yours are so nice!! i swear, i don’t know where you find the time….

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StickyGooeyCreamyChewy August 27, 2008 at 2:49 pm

That melty chocolate looks pretty darn good! And, banana caramel ice cream sounds wonderful. I’ll bet it was!

I was freaked out about the eggs too! I probably won’t make this again because of it.

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Teanna August 27, 2008 at 3:29 pm

Mmmm! The caramel banana idea sounds SOO good! Your mini looks great!

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Carol Peterman August 27, 2008 at 9:31 pm

Caramel banana ice cream! Yum! I too am a spoon liker with rarely a thought about the raw eggs, but somehow eight of them made me nervous. I experimented with pasteurizing them and it at least made me feel better about serving it to guests.

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Heather B August 28, 2008 at 12:09 am

yuuuum! Can I have some of that ice cream? Pretty please!!!???

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Jayne August 28, 2008 at 9:09 pm

Melty is a good trait in an ice cream dessert, at least in my opinion! Looks really yummy!

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Jaime August 31, 2008 at 5:10 am

a little melty is ok, as long as it’s delicious 🙂

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