5.04.2008

TWD: Peanut Butter Torte



The subheading for this could be: "It's important to read directions completely!"


This is my first TWD recipe attempt- my baking experience is pretty limited which is painfully obvious if you look at my collection of baking utensils and pans (basically I have a whisk, spatula, icing spatula & a handful of muffin & special bundt pans). I knew I needed a 9" pan for this recipe so I ran out to TJ Maxx to get one. Once I started progressing through the recipe I read something about removing the sides of the pan and realized I was way up the creek with no paddle. It wasn't a regular 9" pan I needed but a 9" springform pan instead. Yikes. Too late. The crust was already in the oven, the whipped cream was in the fridge & the filling almost finished. So I finished the recipe knowing full well I'd never be able to get the torte out of the pan in one piece. It was a depressing moment to be sure.

Nonetheless, it still tasted alright!

The changes that I made to the recipe included:
-using peanut butter oreos (about 30)
-using lightly salted peanuts (instead of the fully salted variety)



11 comments:

steph- whisk/spoon said...

taste is the most important thing! welcome to the group--now you have an excuse to stock up on a kitchen-full of baking utensils!

Rebecca said...

Welcome to TWD! Beware, I think Dorie uses a different pan with every recipe. ;)

Sweet and Savory Eats said...

If it's any consolation, it looks like you assembled it perfectly. And I agree with Steph. Taste is the most important thing.

Peabody said...

A spring form is a good pan to own, so it is probably a good idea to go get one anyway.
Still looks and taste good though. :)

kim said...

oh well, at least it looks good in the pan, and tastes good, of course! :) peanut butter oreos sound great!

CRS said...

Bummer that happened to you. I agree with the others that a springform pan is a great one to have, but if you look at what others in TWD have done, you'll see that many didn't use one!

Welcome to TWD!

Marie said...

Ohh mmm...you have me wishing we could get peanutbutter oreos over here! Your version looks fantastic!

Di said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of TWD! I use my weekly baking as an excuse to buy new baking pans and other kitchen tools all the time. =)

Christine said...

Welcome to the group!

ITP Foodie said...

Thank you so much for all of the well-wishes!!!!!

Clara said...

Oh yes. Since doing the baking blog thang I've acquired many different pans! Welcome to TWD! Great job for your first challenge.
Clara @ I♥food4thought