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Midnight Velvet Torte

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Ingredients
For chocolate crust
  Eggs 4 , separated
  White distilled vinegar 1⁄2 Tablespoon, stirred with water
  Water 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Semisweet chocolate chips 12 Ounce (1 Package)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Instant coffee 2 Tablespoon
  Coffee liqueur/Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chocolate design 1
Directions

Prepare chocolate crust; set aside.
Wash and dry work bowl and metal blade; insert metal blade.
Place egg whites in work bowl and process continuously until frothy.
With motor running, pour vinegar mixture through feed tube and continue processing until whites hold their shape.
Set aside.
Place chocolate chips in work bowl; process until chopped, using on-off pulses.
Add egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla.
Combine milk and coffee in a small pan over medium heat; stir until scalding.
With motor running, pour milk mixture through feed tube; continue processing until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
Pour in liqueur and process until combined.
Spoon beaten egg whites into work bowl.
Process just until combined, using on-off pulses.
Pour mixture into crust-lined pan and refrigerate until firm (at least 4 hours or until next day).
Meanwhile, prepare chocolate design.
To serve, remove pan sides.
Peel chocolate design off paper; place on top of torte.
Cut into small wedges.
Garnish with thickened cream, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Ingredient: 
Chocolate

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