Here’s a little recipe inspiration for Valentine’s Day.
I received an email last week from Jennie Dobbs, owner of Morris East restaurant in Halifax, promoting their three-course tasting menu. It included a photo of this Chocolate Torte. I thought it looked divine and she generously sent over the recipe below. It’s a flourless torte, so it’s suitable for people on gluten-free diets.
The restaurant is known for its wood-fired pizza but I’ve grown to adore the desserts just as much. My all-time favourite is their wood-fired s’more with chocolate ganache and homemade marshmallow. I haven’t tried out this torte (yet) but I’m sure it’s equally fabulous. Enjoy! Torte photos courtesy Andrew Chow.
Recipe courtesy Morris East restaurant in Halifax
8 oz dark chocolate
1 lb butter (2 cups)
1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
1/2 cup (125 ml) water
3 egg yolks
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
Bring water and sugar to a boil just to dissolve sugar. Melt together the chocolate and butter over a double boiler. Slowly whisk in sugar syrup. Let this mixture cool and whisk in the eggs and egg yolks, one at a time. Stir to thoroughly combine and add vanilla. Pour batter into an eight-inch spring form pan. Bake at 275°F (135°C) for 30 minutes in a water bath. Remove from oven and let cool thoroughly in the fridge.