Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween Brownie Torte

Welcome to Tuesdays with Dorie, the day in which I whip up one of Dorie Greenspan's sweet treats with my on-line weekly baking club. Join in; it's super fantastic fun. Whee!
This week's assignment was for a Cherry Brownie Fudge Torte, but it just didn't sound like Halloween, and all treats this week must evoke the spookiest of holidays. So with a few little changes, I've made a Halloween Brownie Torte. I used Dorie's brownie as a base (click here for the recipe), and then added a cheater mousse made by whipping 4 ounces of cream cheese, 1 cup of whipping cream, and about 1/2 cup powdered sugar. I piled it high and deep atop the brownie, then added a chocolate chevron pattern. It's easy; I'll show you. Simply pipe some melted chocolate into straight parallel lines; then run a toothpick in a perpindicular motion down from end to end, switch directions and run up from end to end. You can do it, too.
But here's the naked truth: this week my mind is on donuts. I'm considering a new recipe for apple cider donuts to eat while pumpkin carving. But these are my all time favorite maple glazed buttermilk donuts, and I'm not sure if anything else will ever be as good. Make some, OK? I'll try the new recipe and let you know if it's worth it. Because these maple babies are worth every. single. deep-fried. sugar-coated. calorie.In less guilty pleasures, there's always a hearty bowl of my crockpot vegetarian chili to warm the cockles of the Halloween heart. You can look on my sidebar for lots of other chilis, too. One can never have to much chili, unless you are a baby. "You fed a baby chili?"

I also like the warming idea of a hearty beef stew with a hint of cider before Trick or Treating. See you soon with that recipe.

P.S. Here, here. I've entered a French's recipe contest that ends on Halloween Day. Click here to vote for my recipe. I'm not a passionate lover of voting contests, but this one is nicer than usual, since you can vote for any and all recipes that you like. If you like mine, could you purdy please vote for it once a day? You can? Thanks, I knew I could count on you.
Next Up: Hearty Beef Stew with Cider

20 comments:

Romaine said...

How creative! Like your idea.

Romaine said...

By the way, I forgot to tell you that after last week, my daughter-in-law discovered your website and loves it.

chocolatechic said...

I love how you made it halloweenie.

Toronto home staging said...

Hi. Your Halloween brownie torte looks amazing. Great idea to make it. I will add it to my Halloween recipes list. Last year I made Halloween pumpkin pie but I was criticized by some members of our family that it should be made for Thanksgiving and not for Halloween. However, I guess this year it's going to be different.

Take care,
Ella

Tanji said...

Oh my spooky goodness! Everything looks so delicious! My eyes kept bouncing back and forth from one tasty treat to another . . . . but alas, they settled on the deep fried doughy sugary goodness. I must make those for carving day. We have to wait until the 29 or they get rotten and bug infested. Yummy! Thanks Prudy! I've been voting every day!

The Japanese Redneck said...

The torte looks like it was made at a bakery. Very nice.

Those donuts make me want to go off my diet right now.

I voted again. Good luck.

Ramona

Katy ~ said...

so adorable and delicious for the holiday!

Maria said...

I love that cake! So many festive foods!

Amanda said...

Love the chevron, that's the second one I've seen today! Yours looks really wonderful. I miss coming here, need to get back in gear. :)

Jodie said...

Very yummy! I voted for your recipe too. Good luck!

Catherine said...

I think I will have to make all three! Everything looks delicious!

Steph said...

Thanks for showing how to do that design! I always wondered how it was done.

Adrienne said...

Wait? was that a Mr. Mom quote in there? I loved that movie as a kid, I wonder if it's funnier as a mom....

Susan said...

I love your torte! So festive and cute! And, the donuts...mmmmm, donuts!

Emily Rose said...

such a cute idea to do the mousse in orange and black!!! I loved this cake!!

Marie said...

Your brownie torte looks fabulous Erin and I voted for your chicken recipe on French's as well. It looks delicious!

Katrina said...

Love it! The Halloween color and chocolate chevrons look awesome!
Have a great "holiday" Saturday!

The Blonde Duck said...

One of these days, I'm moving in with you. And eating non stop.

lasinthekitchen said...

I love your Halloween brownie torte! I went the same route but my orange did not turn out as nicely as yours did! =)

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