I am always skeptical, even as someone who has to eat gluten free, whenever I see the term “flourless” before any type of dessert. In my mind a “flourless chocolate torte” is something that is going to have a weird texture. I always sat there thinking “How is this all really going to stick together? Is it going to yield the desired result?” Whenever we go out to dinner and restaurants claim to cater to a gluten free crowd, it is almost always a guarantee that there will be some sort of flourless torte mentioned on the dessert menu.
One of my favorite things to do is to go to bookstores and hang out in the cookbook section. I love learning about food of different cultures, and seeing all of the beautiful pictures. Last year, I came across the
Genius Desserts cookbook. As I was flipping through the book, I came across this recipe for a flourless chocolate torte by Rose Levy Beranbaum.
The recipe claimed that it would be a mousse like texture and the picture looked good enough to me, so, I figured I would give it a go. I am happy to report that I found it absolutely rich, fudgy, and delicious. There are not many ingredients in this recipe but it is particular in some of the instructions. If you follow through with making this, I don’t think you will be disappointed.