View Full Version : How to salvage my date nut torte - HELP
09-23-2007, 11:06 AM
I can't eat this and don't want to throw more food out so wondering what can I do with it, any ideas? Only thing I can think of is throw it all back in FP and put some raw chocolate in, but don't want to waste more food if anyone thinks the chocolate and the other ingredients are going to taste awful.:confused:
09-23-2007, 11:25 AM
What don't you like about it?
I was thinking, since the frosting is just dates and lemon juice, you could scrape it off, and blend with avocado and cacao powder to make a sort of chocolate pudding (don't know if it would be good, but anything with cacao seems to do it for me!;) ). You could use the base for something else, like a topping for banana ice cream, or something (I don't know how well it would crumble)....I don't know, one of the more innovative members may have better suggestions......GlimR is a great one for that! Good Luck!
09-23-2007, 11:30 AM
It is too raisin-y for me. I like raisins but not as dominant taste. As I was making I even put more nuts in but didn't help.
09-23-2007, 11:33 AM
What I personally would do and have done with deserts and such that were too something or other for me? I would cut it up into maybe ice cube size? Freeze these and then each consecutive green smoothie I make I would throw one or two of these date nut cubes in there. I rarely throw out anything. I find something to do with it.
09-23-2007, 11:37 AM
Hmmmm.......well then, yes, you'd definitely have to find something that will temper the raisin taste. I read a thread a little while ago.....Rawkinlocs suggested using the base of the torte for a chocolate cake. Just add cacao to the base, and for the frosting, use dates, cacao, and water instead of lemon juice......does that sound like something you could eat?
09-23-2007, 11:40 AM
Yes I think chocolate has saved the day again!
i will freeze bit of it to test this in smoothie too.
thanks for feedbck.
09-24-2007, 12:59 PM
When I made it and couldn't eat it but didn't want to waste those ingredients, I turned it into a great carrot cake, by continuing and adding finely grated carrots, pineapple, coarse nuts, spice mix, and unfortunately I don't remember exactly what else, but it was really good.
It was a real disappointment for me as I chased down raw organic raisins over a period of time to make that recipe everyone raves about.
09-24-2007, 01:26 PM
I think it's fabulous... but, guess that's off-topic here. * :D's and skips out of the this one. *
09-24-2007, 04:10 PM
Not everyone is going to like EVERY recipe in any book, including Alissa's. It's one thing to ask for help to salvage something that you didn't agree with but could still use. But we don't need a chorus of "Hey, I don't like that either", coming in. There are recipes in Alissa's book that I LOVE, that someone else will say, "Well, that's not to my taste." Because each person's tastes are different.
If it didn't agree with you and you found a way to salvage it for you, great. You can add that and not be insulting. But let's be constructive in our critism so-to-speak. Someone could be viewing this who hasn't tried it yet and be turned off to it by an off-handed comment. Never knowing it may be a recipe THEY would love.
Thanks for helping to keep this forum a positive place for both oldies AND newbies alike to enjoy.:D
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