Food Bites: Torta Caprese

Food Bites: Torta Caprese

Lovers of all things chocolate, look no further – the torta caprese is a rich and intense dessert that promises to tantalise and delight your tastebuds!

Discovering the Torta Caprese

Originating from the island of Capri, located near Naples, the torta caprese is a cake made with eggs, butter, chocolate and ground almonds. This simple selection of ingredients yields a dense cake that is rich and chocolatey.

The absence of flour makes this cake suitable for those who are gluten-intolerant, and the ground almonds help to add density and richness to the texture and flavour of the cake.

One Dessert, Many Ways of Serving It!

You’ve baked a luscious round of torta caprese for your guests at your dinner party. The next question is – how do you serve it to them?

If you prefer to stick to traditions, serve the torta caprese with nothing more than a dusting of powdered sugar. This is similar to the manner in which many desserts originating from the Campania regions are served.

Otherwise, for an indulgent treat, dish a slice of torta caprese with a scoop of aromatic vanilla gelato, or top if off with a velvety layer of ganache.

Savour the torta caprese with Simona, our lovely BonAppetour host in Italy! If you’re itching to bake your own tasty treats, be sure to check these BonAppetour recipes out – mmmm…

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