chocolate torte problem
Posted: 18 November 2007 10:01 AM   [ Ignore ]
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i just baked the perfect american chocolate torte from the cake bible… i was just wondering what could have gone wrong with my cake since the cake turned out to be quite crumbly and dry…

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Posted: 18 November 2007 11:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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If you search Rose’s regular blog, you will find a topic called blogger Aaron solves dry chocolate cake problem, or something similarly titled.

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Posted: 18 November 2007 12:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Matthew - 18 November 2007 03:54 PM

If you search Rose’s regular blog, you will find a topic called blogger Aaron solves dry chocolate cake problem, or something similarly titled.

Here is the link.

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Posted: 18 November 2007 05:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I assume you mean the flourless Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte that contains only chocolate, butter, and eggs???

If so, sounds like it was overbaked.  Do you know if your oven is calibrated properly?  Where did you position the torte in the oven (center, top, bottom)?  What size eggs did you use?  Did you bake in the waterbath as instructed? 

Additionally, Rose give the following tips (page 86): “for a moist airy texture, be sure to add beaten eggs to chocolate mixture and not the chocolate to the eggs”. Also, “Chill thoroughly before unmolding”.

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Posted: 18 November 2007 07:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Actually, I think she is talking about another torte that is in the butter cakes section.

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Posted: 19 November 2007 11:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Matthew - 18 November 2007 11:16 PM

Actually, I think she is talking about another torte that is in the butter cakes section.

Oops, you’re right Matthew - I missed the “Perfect All-American” part :(

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haojv - 18 November 2007 02:01 PM

i just baked the perfect american chocolate torte from the cake bible… i was just wondering what could have gone wrong with my cake since the cake turned out to be quite crumbly and dry…

Could be over baked, or your pan might have been bigger than the recipe called for.

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