Chocolate Almond Torte
Chocolate Almond Torte might be just the dessert you are searching for. This recipe makes 12 servings with 379 calories, 6g of protein, and 24g of fat each. This recipe covers 9% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. A mixture of semisweet chocolate, blanched slivered almonds, eggs, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. This recipe is typical of Southern cuisine. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and fodmap friendly diet.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 10-inch-diameter springform pan with 2 3/4-inch-high sides.
Combine almonds and 1/3 cup sugar in processor. Blend until almonds are very finely ground.
Transfer almond mixture to medium bowl; do not clean processor.
Add chocolate and 1/3 cup sugar to processor. Blend until chocolate is finely ground but not beginning to clump, about 45 seconds; stir into almond mixture. Using electric mixer, beat egg yolks and remaining 1/3 cup sugar in large bowl until mixture falls in heavy ribbon when beaters are lifted, about 5 minutes. Beat in almond extract and lemon peel. Fold in chocolate-almond mixture, then butter.
Using clean dry beaters, beat egg whites and salt in another large bowl until stiff but not dry. Fold whites into chocolate batter in three additions.
Transfer batter to prepared pan.
Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 40 minutes. Cool cake completely in pan on rack. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; store at room temperature.)
Cut around pan sides to loosen; release sides. Sift powdered sugar over cake.
Recommended wine: Riesling, Sparkling Wine, Zinfandel
Southern can be paired with Riesling, Sparkling Wine, and Zinfandel. In general, there are a few rules that will help you pair wine with southern food. Food-friendly riesling or sparkling white wine will work with many fried foods, while zinfandel is great with barbecued fare. The RELAX Riesling with a 4.1 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 10 dollars per bottle.
RELAX RieslingFrom the vineyards of the Mosel wine region, these Riesling grapes ripen in slate and mineral soil and are harvested based on their optimal taste and ripeness. Cold fermented in stainless steel tanks, this wine brings a natural acidity, providing a perfect balance that is refreshingly crisp and leaves your mouth watering for more.RELAX Riesling is fermented slightly dry with a wonderful fruity bouquet and intense flavors of apples and peaches with just a hint of citrus.RELAX Riesling is delicious on its own! But it pairs perfectly with a variety of foods, from grilled seafood and poultry to spicy Asian dishes and fresh salads.