This week’s recipe is available online from our gracious host, April of Short + Rose. If you own the book, Baking From My Home to Yours, you can turn to pages 284 and 285 to get the recipe instructions.
This dreamy torte originally called for dried sour cherries, Kirsch, and cherry jam. I had none of the above, so I substituted the following:
dried strawberries, I used a scant cup instead of a full cup as I was concerned about the sweetness compared to sour cherries
grenadine, no alcohol in this as it’s a simple syrup made from pomegranates, so no flambe for me.
red raspberry preserves, this was the closest I had to cherry jam.
I also chose to mix semi sweet and bitter sweet chocolate, though the recipe indicates you can use either one. I had 3 ounces of bittersweet and 8 ounces of semi sweet squares, so this torte became a pantry torte allowing me to use up several ingredients I already had on hand. Always a frugal bonus!
The results were nothing short of fabulous. The brownies had a subtle strawberry flavor while the mousse topping was to die for! It does take some time, so this would make a fabulous holiday dessert. Another winner from Dorie!