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Offline Pattidevans

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Chocolate and Pear Torte
« on: 02 November 2014, 07:18:28 PM »


This isn't truly low carb because if you cut it into 10 it comes out at 25g carb, total recipe is 255.2g carb, but as a treat at Christmas or for T1s who can match the carb it isn't too bad.  I found the recipe in Good Food magazine but I reduced the size of the recipe by 1/3rd which is why some of the amounts look a bit odd.

FOR THE PEARS
60g caster sugar (you do need sugar because this makes a syrup)
Peel of half an orange (I used grated zest of a whole Satsuma)
2 dessert pears, peeled, cored and quartered.  Approx 200g flesh

FOR THE TORTE
200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) roughly chopped
166g unsalted butter
3 eggs separated
80g caster sugar (you could cut down on this a bit - I reckon you could get away with 65g and this would reduce the carb content)
133g Ground almonds
Pinch sea salt
1tsp vanilla essence or vanilla bean paste.

  • Lightly grease a 21cm springform cake tin.  Put 250ml water, the orange peel and the 60g caster sugar in a pan and bring to the boil slowly, stirring to dissolve the sugar.  Place the pear quarters in the pan and poach for 5 - 10 minutes depending on ripeness.  Remove the pears with a slotted spoon and set aside to cool. 
  • Heat the oven to 170C/150C fan/Gas mark 3
  • Boil the poaching liquid until it has thickened and reduced by half.  Reserve and allow to cool.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set above a pan of barely simmering water (do not allow the bowl to touch the water) stirring occasionally until smooth then set aside to cool.
  • Whisk the egg whites in a bowl until they form soft peaks
  • Whist the egg yolks and the sugar in another bowl until they are pale and fluffy
  • Using a metal spoon gently fold in the ground almonds, pinch of salt and almond essence/pastr
  • Add a spoonful of the egg white to the mixture to loosen it, then add the chocolate and using a metal spoon fold it in carefully so you retain some of the fluffiness and air.
  • Gently fold in the whipped egg whites.
  • Spoon into the tin and level the top with the back of the spoon.  Push the pear quarters gently into the batter, rounded side on top to form the spokes of a wheel.
  • Place in the centre of the heated oven and bake for 25 - 30 minutes until the cake is pulling away slightly from the edges.
  • Remove the cake from the oven, run a spatula or knife around the edges and carefully ease away the ring but leave the cake on the base and cool on a rack.  Refrigerate for 2 hours after it has cooled.
  • spoon over the reserved poaching syrup and serve.
Patti


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Re: Chocolate and Pear Torte
« Reply #1 on: 02 November 2014, 08:45:28 PM »
that looks really nice indeed ! 8)
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Re: Chocolate and Pear Torte
« Reply #2 on: 02 November 2014, 08:49:11 PM »
Will upload photo before I cut into it Paul
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Re: Chocolate and Pear Torte
« Reply #3 on: 02 November 2014, 09:36:47 PM »
can you post a piece too :D
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014

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Re: Chocolate and Pear Torte
« Reply #4 on: 02 November 2014, 11:07:50 PM »
I'd love to share, it's truly delicious.  Quite crispy at the edges down to really squidgy in the middle!  Bargain for 25g carb!
Patti


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Re: Chocolate and Pear Torte
« Reply #5 on: 03 November 2014, 11:25:00 AM »
Never realised how apt a word 'drool' is - but that's what I'm doing - 'drooling' - a very saliva rich experience!

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Re: Chocolate and Pear Torte
« Reply #6 on: 03 November 2014, 02:32:12 PM »
LOL!  There are at least 8 portions left if you feel like calling round Ziggy.
Patti


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Re: Chocolate and Pear Torte
« Reply #7 on: 08 November 2014, 08:30:43 PM »
i'll definitely be round later..................( this seems to be a recurring theme in my posts about your recipes ) :D :D :D :D
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014

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Re: Chocolate and Pear Torte
« Reply #8 on: 09 November 2014, 12:47:49 AM »
Darn... I never took the photo!  I shall have to make another one!
Patti


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Re: Chocolate and Pear Torte
« Reply #9 on: 09 November 2014, 07:48:03 AM »
WOW-- pic is there now -- looks Yummy !
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014

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Re: Chocolate and Pear Torte
« Reply #10 on: 09 November 2014, 10:07:09 AM »
Oh... Obviously I did post a pic.  I couldn't see it the other day either.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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