Good Eatin’ – Torta Di Castagne

One of the benefits of having baked goods on the 1001 food list is that, when push comes to shove, you can make them yourself. Seeing how I have had a pack of chestnut puree at the back of my cupboard for a few years (it was an online shopping substitute for sun-dried tomatoes… no I have no clue how either) it seemed right to give this a go.

Me being me I ended up making this at about 8:30 in the morning. Sometimes when it’s a Sunday you just want to get started on your baking straight away, right? Baking and trying to stop wasps from feeding on a big bowl of melted dark chocolate and butter. Don’t blame them for trying, but that’s how you end up with a gaming magazine to the face.

This was one of the easiest cakes that I have made for a long time, and contained a lot more chocolate than I had first expected. Thanks to 1796 Foods for the recipe, even though I had unsweetened chestnut puree and a vanilla grater this was so simple to follow.

List Item: Try three quarters of the 1001 Foods You Must Try Before You DieFood item: Torta Di Castagne

The outcome of making this was two very moist and very chocolatey cakes. In all honesty these cakes were just a hop and a skip away from being a large brownie circle. Actually, who am I kidding, this was very much a chestnut and dark chocolate brownie – just a slightly more cakey brownie than normal.

I am guessing it was the chestnut puree in the recipe that helped to keep this cake so moist. I mean even a day later this cake had not dried out at all. Actually rather impressive.

Seeing how this is a cake I have made myself I am not completely sure if I got it right. However, when compared to pictures of this cake that I’ve found online… it appears that I am pretty much there. Definitely something I can see myself baking again – as long as I can find more chestnut puree.

Progress: 645/751

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