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Kate's Chocolate Hazelnut Torte
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Contributed by: KateFrom the Recipe Archives


Simple, easy flour-less chocolate torte.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (0 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Dessert
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1-1/3 cup cocoa
  • + cup ghee
  • + cup vegetable glycerine
  • 1 cup hazelnut meal [or substitute compliant nut meal]
  • 4 eggs separated
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder (optional)
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Grease a deep 19cm square tin and line base and sides with parchment paper.
  3. Blend cocoa with hot water in a large bowl until smooth.
  4. Stir in ghee, vegetable glycerin, hazelnut meal and egg yolks.
  5. Beat egg whites in a small bowl with electric mixer until soft peals form: fold into chocolate mixture in two batches.
  6. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Stand for 15 minutes, then turn onto a wire rack, top side up, to cool.
  9. Dust with sifted cocoa or prepare a sauce to accompany.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Chocolate/ Cocoa2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Filbert (Hazelnut)1 ,2 N N A A A A N N

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N
Vegetable Glycerine (Glycerol)1 ,2 N N N N N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 29, 2010 at 11:34 PM By: Joe