Chocolate Chestnut Bourbon Torte With A Kentucky Bourbon Cream Recipe

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Servings: 12

Ingredients

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  • 6 x Large eggs, separated, plus 2 egg Yolks
  • 1 1/2 c. Sugar, plus 1/3 c.
  • 4 Tbsp. Bourbon, plus 2 tsp.
  • 2 1/2 c. Pureed unsweetend chestnuts
  • 3/4 c. Grnd pecans, plus pecan Peices for garnish
  • 2 tsp Instant coffee
  • 6 Tbsp. Chilled buter, cut into Pcs
  • 1 1/2 ounce Bitter chocolate, minced
  • 3/4 lb Bittersweet chocolate
  • 3 1/2 c. Whipping cream
  • 1/2 c. Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. 1. Make the cake: heat ove to 350.degrees. Grease and flour 2 nine-inch cake pans. Beat 6 egg yolks well. Stir in 1 1/2 c. sugar and 1 1/2 tsp. bourbon, then blend in 2 c. chestnut puree. Stir in grnd pecans. Whip egg whites with a healthy pinch of salt till stiff. Fold whites inot batter. Divide mix between the two cake pans and bake for 25 min.
  2. Cold on a cake rack, then remove from the pans.
  3. 2. Make the filling: Beat the 2 egg yolks with 1/2 c. of sugar. Add in instant coffee and 1 Tablespoons warm water. Beat Chilled butter into mix, then add in 1/2 tsp. bourbon and stir in remaining 1/2 c. chestnut puree. Stir in minced bitter chocoalte. Cover bowl withplastic wrap and refirgerate.
  4. 3. Heat bittersweet chocoalte with heavy cream over low heat. Stir in 2 Tbsp. bourbon, transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refirgerate.
  5. 4. To assembel cake, sperad the chilled chestnut filling atop one cake layer and cover with the other. Cover the torte with the chocolate icing and sprinklw with minced pecan peices. Refrigeratebefore serving. MEanwhile, prepare a bourbon chantilly to pass at the table. Whip the 2 c. of cream to soft peaks, gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar and then mix in 2 Tbsp. of bourbon. and a 94 seat restaurant (Lilly's) in Louisville, KY. This issue's feature centered around buffet items for holiday parties.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 127g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 451  
Calories from Fat 282 63%
Total Fat 32.83g 41%
Saturated Fat 18.22g 73%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 152mg 51%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Potassium 310mg 9%
Total Carbs 40.11g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5.1g 17%
Sugars 30.5g 20%
Protein 7.81g 12%
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