Drum Roll Please….
was chosen by Amy of Food, Family and Fun. She chose Dorie’s Chocolate Banded Ice Cream Torte located on pages 288-289 in Baking:From My Home to Yours. Just looking at the picture in the books makes me want to dig in. It is so beautiful. I only hope that mine will look even remotely close. The entire week I have been contemplating making the entire recipe or halving it and making mini ice cream tortes. I think I am just going to bite the bullet and make the entire recipe 🙂 .
This is my first ice cream cake/torte that I have ever made. I had a few problems before I even started the recipe. I couldn’t find frozen raspberries in syrup. I just said oh well, and made my own. It isn’t like I haven’t pulled a raspberry sauce out of my butt before. So that is what I did. I bought a 12 oz bag of frozen raspberries and I placed those bad boys in a sauce pan with 1/3 cup sugar, 1 tbsp butter, and a squeeze of a lemon and let it cook down for a bit. Then I let it cool, weighed out 10 oz and then proceed with Dorie’s recipe.
The first two layers set up nicely and everything went pretty smoothly. But then I got in a hurry and should have let the third and forth layer set up a little more. The third layer more than the fourth. It was a little liquid-y in the center when i put the finally layer of ice cream on top and it pushed some of it to the sides. The damage to the inside wasn’t bad at all. The ice cream torte turned out great. It tasted awesome. The only problem was that the ice cream layer was a little icy but I blame myself for that. That could have been from two things: I had to make the raspberries in syrup and my blender broke/went crazy and melted the ice cream too much. Oh well, I liked it and that is all that matters. Now, how do I give this away without it melting and me eating it all 🙂