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Anyone made Delia's Chocolate Truffle Torte?

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Gweipo Tue 13-Nov-18 21:34:38

I am looking at this as a possible Christmas dessert. Has anyone ever made it? Is it really as nice as she makes out?

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FrederickCreeding Tue 13-Nov-18 21:39:00

No, but it sounds amazing!

From the ingredients list I can't believe it wouldn't be nice.

Sorry I can't help op, but I'm now in the same position as you. I'm interested to hear what it's like.

BulletWithABun Tue 13-Nov-18 21:42:04

Yes, I've made this often and it is very good!

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Tue 13-Nov-18 21:44:45

I've made it a few times, but not recently.
It's delicious but very very rich. I normally serve it with raspberries to balance out the chocolate.
I've also made a pimped up version with cointreau which is like the best Terry's chocolate orange ever!
I think you need liquid glucose which you get from a chemist. It's very thick and syrupy so I warm Thr jar in hot water to make it easier to measure out

FVFrog Tue 13-Nov-18 21:50:27

One of my old favourites. Delicious but very rich, yes to serving with raspberries and and some pouring cream.

WobbleTime Tue 13-Nov-18 21:55:06

Yes, haven’t made it for years but it’s lovely. You only need a tiny piece per person though as someone else said it’s very rich. Enjoy!

whenwillthetwitchstrike Tue 13-Nov-18 21:56:05

Extraordinarily rich but absolutely divine

Rootvegetables Tue 13-Nov-18 21:57:27

So easy and delicious.

Pomegranatemolasses Tue 13-Nov-18 21:58:39

Super easy and yum. I always managed to get the liquid glucose in Tesco.

Gweipo Wed 14-Nov-18 06:28:03

I may have to give it a trial run in the next few weeks. I am having some people over for Christmas and I need to do as much as I can beforehand. This may work.

Dr. Oetker do a tube of liquid glucose so I will look out for that on my rounds.

Too rich has never been a problem in the past but will add some raspberries just in case wink

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Jakethecob Wed 14-Nov-18 06:38:27

Incredibly rich. I make it in advance and freeze it.

MrsBartlet Wed 14-Nov-18 06:42:04

Yes, it is a Christmas staple in our house. I also make ahead and freeze so great for a Boxing Day dessert. It is very easy to make and tastes like eating a box of belgian chocolates!

Sipperskipper Wed 14-Nov-18 06:48:52

I make it every year, it’s a Christmas classic here! Very rich, but lovely. I freeze it in advance- making it this week.

theboxofdelights Wed 14-Nov-18 06:49:31

Yes, I have been making it since the Christmas book first came out.

You can get liquid glucose from a pharmacy (was the only place I could find it in the nineties!).

BigApple11 Wed 14-Nov-18 14:20:07

This looks amazing and I want to make it. However I can't use amaretti biscuits due to allergies. What could I substitute them with, has anyone tried?

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Wed 14-Nov-18 16:04:44

I guess you could use any crumbly biscuit. Good old Digestives make a good base with a bit of melted butter

ThursdayLastWeek Wed 14-Nov-18 16:12:38

OP I had never heard of this recipe until now and having looked it up it’s now all I can think about!

Abra1de Wed 14-Nov-18 16:14:27

My mother used to make this years ago. Very good.

Gweipo Wed 14-Nov-18 16:16:31

I have just bought liquid glucose from Tesco. I've a spare to do a dry run. Make sure you buy early incase it's popular. Last year I couldn't get limes as everywhere sold out.

I'll let you know how it pans out.

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billybagpuss Wed 14-Nov-18 16:19:39

I've made it, it was nice but very rich. If its from the Christmas book (can't be bothered to check its in the other room) I can seriously recommend the apple cake, thats one of my go to recipes for all sorts.

MonaChopsis Wed 14-Nov-18 16:30:33

Hmmm, this looks good but I don't know if DD would like the rum taste... Those who have made it before, is the rum a strong taste?

Has anyone made it in smaller individual portions??

Abra1de Wed 14-Nov-18 16:34:16

We didn’t add the rum. You could use Cointreau. Or just leave it out.

carbuncleonapigsposterior Wed 14-Nov-18 16:39:42

Yes, many years ago, in a time when I did a reciprocal dinner party or two, it was one of my staple puddings, looked impressive if I remember rightly. As others have stated it's incredibly rich, a small slice is all anyone needs.

PhilipTheLamb Wed 14-Nov-18 17:47:53

It's so easy, can be made in advance, frozen, made without the base and poured into little individual glasses, made with Cointreau, we sometimes use crushed ginger nuts.It really is versatile.

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Wed 14-Nov-18 18:49:27

I've made it without the rum as that's a hefty flavour to add, it's perfectly fine without and children friendly.
I've also made it with 1/3 white chocolate and swirled it into the plain chocolate, looks lovely.
Agree that it is brilliant to freeze, just omit the dusting of cocoa.
You can mess about with the recipe quite a bit

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