Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie - rewind - Peanut Butter Torte

I was looking through my copy of "Baking, from my home to yours", trying to decide what recipe I would choose when it is my turn to pick. There are so many wonderful choices. The one that caught my eye right away was the Peanut Butter Torte. Chocolate, peanut butter, oreo cookie crust...I was sold. Then I looked through the completed recipes and much to my dismay I saw that "my" choice had already been done. :(

However I soon realized that was a good thing because now, I could make it whenever I wanted. And, I wanted to make it today. Right now!

I had most of the ingredients on hand, all but the peanuts and oreos. That meant a quick trip to the local grocery store, and then I was ready to get busy.

This was a pretty easy dessert to put together. There are a few steps, but nothing too complicated. The only thing I considered hard was waiting 4 hours for the mousse to set up. Couldn't do it! :P I waited about 3 hours then put the ganache on top and let it set for another 20 minutes before cutting into it.

Oh my! The picture doesn't do it justice. Even though the mousse was still a bit soft, it was silky, peanut buttery, rich, creamy, heavenly! The chocolate chips and peanuts were a nice contrast, floating in the fluffy goodness of peanut butter, whipped cream and cream cheese, a bit of crunch here and there, along with the crunch from the oreo cookie crust was perfection.  My hubby is not a big peanut butter/chocolate fan, but I noticed he just about licked his plate clean. I did! Well, not really, but I was sure tempted. Can't wait to see how it is tomorrow after it has a full 24 hours to set up.


  1. Isn't it fabulous!? My daughter requested this for her birthday last march and it was sooooo good!

  2. Susan--looks amazing!! Great job! I bet it will be even better after 24 hrs...let us know! The irony is that this recipe is the one in the book that I am *dying* to make, since I missed it. Was delighted to see you made it! Now, you've really got me motivated! ;)


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