Chocolate Walnut Torte

Course : Chocolate
Serves: 12
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4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
1 cup walnuts
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 Large egg
1 tablespoon liqueur
6 ounces chocolate
1/3 cup unsalted butter
24 medium walnut halves

Preparation / Directions:

Heat 4 ounces chocolate to melt in the top of a double-boiler remove from heat and set aside combine chopped walnuts and one-fourth the sugar in a food processor process to a fine powder cream 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup sugar together stir in melted chocolate and whip until smooth add eggs and liquor or rum-mix well add nuts-mix lightly pour into a greased and parchment-lined pan bake @ 375 degrees for 25 minutes remove from oven, cool (will firm up as it cools) place walnut halves onto an ungreased baking sheet roast @ 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until golden remove from oven and allow to cool combine 6 ounces chocolate with 1/3 cup butter in the top of a double-boiler heat and stir until melted dip walnut halves into melted chocolate place on parchment to cool pour remaining glaze over cooled cake arrange coated walnut halves on top serve slightly chilled or at room temperature


Nutritional Information:

304 Calories (kcal); 25g Total Fat; (69% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 81mg Cholesterol; 18mg Sodium

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