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Queen of Sheba Torte

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Decadent Chocolate Cakes taught by Alice Medrich

Alice Medrich brings her chocolate expertise to Craftsy in this class. You'll learn essential techniques and bake three showstopping cakes.

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Category Food & Cooking
Ingredient Grains
Method Bake
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Share a little about the ingredients and techniques used to create this dish/item. Perugina Bittersweet Chocolate (70% cacao); Scharffen Berger Semisweet Baking Chunks; Baker's White Chocolate, Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate, Trader Joe's Bittersweet Chocolate (72% cacao); Trader Joe's ground almonds, Trader Joe's organic unsalted butter, organic sugar, organic free range eggs

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What are you most proud of? I love how the icing turned out on the top! And it tasted absolutely wonderful :) The guests were very impressed!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid to try the open water bath to melt the chocolate! It took all of the stress out of it, and I will certainly melt my chocolate this way in the future. I decided not to do the almonds since I was too nervous that I would end up ruining it after all that hard work, but I will try next time. I will also do a better job on my crumb coat since you can definitely see every lump and bump that was left.

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Beautiful. I am going to make my first one tomorrow after a visit to Trader Joes. I am so glad it tasted as good as it looks.

04/25/2012 Flag

Thank you so much! I would say it actually tasted *better* than it looks! You won't be disappointed!

04/25/2012 Flag

Wow! It looks great!

04/29/2012 Flag

That looks fantastic! Great job.

04/30/2012 Flag

Well done!

05/07/2012 Flag

This is really beautiful. It looks very shiny and delicious. I just want to dive in!

05/21/2012 Flag