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Chocolate Orange Torte

Chocolate Orange Torte

Ingredients

Taken from Adam Handling’s cookbook,‘Smile or Get Out of The Kitchen’ published by Meze

Taste Profile:
This cake is all about chocolate and orange; the fantastic chocolate with rock salt really counterbalances the flavour of the orange.

Serves 10

FOR THE BASE:

  • 200g butter
  • 90g icing sugar
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 200g flour

 

FOR THE TORTE:

  • 375g 72%+ cocoa chocolate
  • 2 gelatine leaves
  • 150g glucose
  • 900g double cream
  • 2g salt
  • 50g water
  • 25ml orange oil



Method

FOR THE BASE:

  1. Beat butter and icing sugar together till fluffy
  2. Add the flour and cocoa powder and mix
  3. Roll mix between two sheets of greaseproof paper to about 3cm thickness and set in fridge
  4. Cut shortbread into rectangles and cook at 180°C for 8 minutes

 

FOR THE TORTE:

  1. Soak the gelatine in iced water until pliable
  2. In a medium saucepan bring the water and glucose to the boil
  3. Separately, bring the cream to the boil and combine with the other liquid
  4. Pour hot cream mix over chocolate
  5. Mix until completely combined
  6. Add salt and orange oil
  7. Mix thoroughly and pour into lined moulds
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