Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie- Peanut Butter Torte



Well this could not be more UP MY ALLEY! Of course it took me ALL friggin day to post this delicious concoction, but I did well time-wise in making it and did not stay up all night last night crushing peanuts!! After a pretty rough weekend, that I will absolutely not get into, I took a LONG nap after the Laker game on Sunday and then whipped this up, easy peasy!!




This recipe involved Peanut Butter, Cream Cheese, and Oreo Cookies. That's all I needed to know. There was also a yummy frosting included in the original recipe, but Nate wasn't into that AND I was lazy so I thought what better to top this with then a bunch of chopped up mini-Reeses peanut butter cups and chopped peanuts! This worked out famously and I have no regrets.



Thank goodness for Tuesdays With Dorie because the book we've been baking out of; Baking: From My Home To Yours, by Dorie Greenspan is an absolute MUST OWN GUIDE to BAKING GLORIOUS DESERTS!! I am so happy to be a part of this sensational group, and this weeks selection was picked by Elizabeth (what a fabulous name) of Ugg Smell Food.



She chose the Peanut Butter Torte, that is not only SUPER DELICIOUS, but also SUPER easy to throw together!! This is a desert I will no doubt be making MANY, MANY, MANY more times...I stuck straight to the recipe this go-round, but can't wait to make it again so I can play around with some of the flavors.

You can either visit Elizabeth's blog to see the recipe or as I said before and will say again BUY THIS COOKBOOK!! (it's worth it!!)




Also- go scope out the Tuesdays With Dorie Blog for every body's take on this yummy torte. The group has grown BIG TIME and it is filled with some pretty exceptionally talented and creative peeps~

11 comments:

Gretchen Noelle said...

Ooooh, I think I really like the idea of the crushed peanut butter cups on top! Good thinking!!!

Sarah said...

Wow! More peanut butter and chocolate with the cups...crazy! It looks so good!!!

Engineer Baker said...

The very definition of excessive - and awesome! :)

Clara said...

Torte-tastic job! I hear ya about being spent after the Laker game. Now that my Suns are out... Go Lakers! ;)
Clara @ I♥food4thought

Heather said...

Great job! Looks delicious!

Carrie said...

Looks so good! :)
Carrie
http://bakersbakery.wordpress.com

Karina said...

Oh the peanut butter cups were such a good idea! I think i would have liked it much better that way. The chocolate was a bit much for me.

Shari said...

Great close-up pictures!

Melissa said...

Great idea for a topping...and great photos!

Natalie said...

Mmmmm... that looks delicious!

Jaime said...

love the reese's topping! what a great idea :)

(i think you posted thumbnails instead of the actual photos though?)