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February 20, 2014

Mint Torte and Cream Dessert


Mint Torte and Cream Dessert for St Patrick's Day www.withablast.net

St Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays to cook, bake and craft for ! I absolutely love the colors - the rainbow, yes, but my favorite combination is the green and gold together.

Last year I shared a very simple IRISH DIRT PUDDING containing crushed Oreos as the "dirt" but today I am sharing a little more elegant dessert.

This Mint Torte and Cream Dessert has gooey and creamy layers giving you a very special taste indeed.

I used a shallow baking dish and baked the Mint Torte until done but still a little gooey - the stage where it is in just before it starts to look dull on top - dull is fully cooked and a bit more crispy on the edges.

Mint Torte and Cream Dessert for St Patrick's Day www.withablast.net

And nothing better than Mint flavored, creamy layers ...

Mint Torte and Cream Dessert for St Patrick's Day www.withablast.net


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MINT TORTE AND CREAM DESSERT

4 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

180g Mint Chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup Butter, cubed
3/4 cup Fresh Cream, divided   {double cream/heavy cream}
3 Eggs
2 TB Caster Sugar
1 t Cocoa Powder
1 TB Peppermint Liqueur {or 1 t Peppermint Essence}
A Drop of Green Food Coloring
Edible Gold Crystals

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - spray a shallow oven dish with cooking spray.
2.) Melt together the Mint Chocolate and Butter - stir until smooth and well combined - set aside.
3.) Beat 1/4 cup of the Cream until stiff in a separate mixing bowl.
4.) In a large bowl, beat together the Eggs and Caster Sugar until tripled in volume - fold in the Cocoa Powder and half of the melted Chocolate/Butter mixture - stir well and add the remaining half, fold in gently.
5.) Fold in the whipped Cream to the mixture - pour into the prepared dish and bake 25 - 30 minutes until done but not fully set.
6.) Remove from the oven and let cool completely - the Torte will set but will still be a little moist.
7.) Chop the Torte into chunks and keep aside.
8.) Whip the remaining Cream until stiff peaks form - add the Liqueur {or Essence} and a drop or two of the Food Coloring - whip until combined.
9.) Starting with the Torte, layer the dessert - two layers of each, ending with a layer of Cream.
10.) Sprinkle over the Edible Gold Crystals and serve.



Mint Torte and Cream Dessert for St Patrick's Day www.withablast.net


11 comments:

  1. You know, someone gave me a bottle of those gold crytals at Christmas and I wondered what I was going to do with them!

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  2. I love this dessert, Linda! Mint and chocolate were made for each other :) Thanks so much for linking up to Freedom Fridays - I've pinned this and will be sharing on my Facebook page! Have a great weekend! Hugs my friend! :)

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  3. Oh I love the gold crystals that's an amazing touch.

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  4. How fun and pretty!! The sprinkles of gold are awesome!

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  5. Hi,
    Just wanted to let you know I am sharing your wonderful post in my 100 Something Green St. Patricks Day RoundUp http://wp.me/p466oG-11f with a link back to your original post plus pinned to my St. Patricks Day Board! Have a terrific weekend!
    Cathy from APeekIntoMyParadise.com

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  6. This desert looks absolutely delicious! I just love the 'gold' on top and can't wait to share this with my family this St.Paddies day!

    Stopping in on behalf of the Silly Sara Blog to say thanks so much for linking up another post with us at Tell It To Me Tuesday! We hope you can hope on over again next week and cant wait to see what posts you have to share then!

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  7. Gooey chocolate and mint sound like a perfect St. Patrick's day dessert! Very pretty too. Thank you for linking, Linda.

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  8. This sounds divine! Thanks for sharing at Tell Me About Tuesday. We are featuring it as a hostess favorite this week !

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  9. These look SO GOOD! Thanks for sharing this recipe at The Pin Junkie. It was featured in a St. Patrick's Day roundup at http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/03/st-patricks-day-crafts-and-recipes.html

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  10. I love me some dirt pudding, I so need to try your Irish version! Thanks for this FAB recipe ...Sending you PIN love from our #PinUP Pin Party :)

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