View Full Version : Alissa's Date Nut Torte
08-22-2005, 01:45 PM
I have made this several times as my dh loves it and eats it when he rides his bike.
Anyways, it seems to be very very oily and he does not like that we can get probably about 1/4 C of oil from the almonds when they are done in the food processor.
I think the first time I made them I accidentally got almonds and it seemed to turn out great.
Anyone else subed a different nut for this and it was not oily like the walnut?
08-22-2005, 04:00 PM
I find that if it is really oily like that, I ground too long! I throw the raisins and nuts together at the same time in the processor. I stop just before the oil starts to come out.
So, maybe, you could try not processing it for so long and see if that is what it is.
Love that torte! :)
08-22-2005, 05:58 PM
Sweetgoddess is right.
I make cake all the time with walnuts and dates, and if I process them together, they are nice and chunky, but if I process too long, or I do the walnuts first, then they do feel and taste oily.
I've tried everything I know to remove the oil, like press it blot it, add more stuff, the only thing you can do at that point is to add tons of other stuff.
I find citrus rind like orange or tangerine that has been dried works well, or say vanilla powder, and some one on theis board talked about taking dried jicama and making it into a powder, much like powdered sugar, that sounds good.
So, once it gets to that stage, you are then making something else out of it.
But just try pulse chopping in the food processor, until it just holds together, and see if that helps.
08-24-2005, 08:07 PM
I've used half walnuts and half sunflower seed -- works for me. And the flavor is still wonderful. I've also used dried coconut to absorb the walnut oil. You know, I don't think there is anything you can do to ruin them.
My husband and I are cyclists too, and I've been looking for good, raw "bike food" to replace those awful energy bars that we all gnaw on. I think the date nut torte would be great, but how do you package it so that it's easy to unwrap and not a big sticky mess on the bike? I suppose a vaccuum sealer would work well, but I definitely don't have one of those!
08-25-2005, 10:24 AM
I don't have one of those either. Not yet. Thank you for reminding me what I wanted for Christmas! :)
Someone mentioned putting it in raw coconut and that would definitely help it not stick to the wrapping and not be gooey.
Oh, also if I remember to search for it, Pixiegreen (I think is the username) made up a recipe for the Lara bar! Now, I wanna learn how to make that! That would be a great power bar!
Hope that helps
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