I will keep this short. I made the Chocolate Banded Ice-Cream Torte (chosen by Amy of Food, Family and Fun) on Saturday night and planned to serve it on Sunday. This post was originally going to be about how all of the stops and starts with the recipe forced me to come up with activities for the kids during each “freezing period.” (see below for bonus recipe). Well, that was until Sunday morning hit…
I want to preface by saying that I was not nervous about the eggs in the ganache. I am not a super adventurous eater, but I am definitely not a squeamish eater. I lick the bowl. I believe in the 5 second rule – maybe longer. I share drinks. With my kids. But I was the only one who ate any of the ganache on Saturday and I was the only one whose stomach was in full revolt on Sunday. Maybe it was the uncooked eggs? Maybe it was leaving the ganache on the counter? Maybe nothing related at all. My husband and I always joke that I could digest rocks so who knows.
Unfortunately, my suspicions were raised and I couldn’t -ingood conscience – serve it to anyone else. I threw it out. All of it. Killed my soul a little. I made the caramel sauce from the back of the book and swirled it through the vanilla ice cream. I also added malted powder because malted powder makes everything better. Thankfully, I only made a 6 incher but somewhere my 95yr old FRUGAL grandma had a little heart palpitation when it the trash bin.
The pictures aren’t good because I just didn’t care at that point. I left the torte out while I ate lunch on Monday to soften. It passed soften to melty. I will try to read the other blogs this week but no promises. I am not feeling love for the torte.
Bonus Recipe: One of our Saturday night activities was making homemade sidewalk paint out of a kids craft book. Mix 1/4 quarter cup cornstarch with 1/4 cup cold water. Add food coloring. Tah Dah!