Monday, November 24, 2008
Catching up woth Dorie....
I think I only have about 5 recipes to make that either were made before I joined Tuesdays With Dorie, or where I have missed a challenge (I have missed three challenges over the 8 months I have been a member). I made one of these recipes, hidden berry cream cheese torte, on Saturday when my cousin and his young family came for a bbq. Our current accommodation is pretty small and doesn’t really lend itself to entertaining, but we did manage to fit everyone in for a bbq.
The bbq was pretty simple – marinated steak, a beetroot and bulghar wheat salad and an asparagus, avocado, almond and spinach salad with a raspberry dressing, then the torte for pudding. The torte is like a light cheesecake – a lovely shortbread style base covered with thick jam (I used my own home made blackberry) and a cheesecake topping which is lightened by the addition of cottage cheese. I made 2/3 of the recipe and made it in a rectangular tart tin. I didn’t need all the cheesecake filling, so I poured that into a small ramekin and baked it. It was delicious.
The torte was yummy – even my cousin’s two year old son had a piece. I served it with whipped cream, but as I took the photo of the torte the next morning, the cream looks a bit over whipped – it wasn’t at the time.