And The Beet Goes On

Total Time:
5 hr 30 min
Prep:
1 hr
Cook:
4 hr 30 min

Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Expert

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Ingredients
  • Chocolate Torte:
  • 1 pound 2 ounces dark chocolate
  • 9 ounces butter
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Beet Ice Cream:
  • 4 pounds red beets
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 6 cups cream
  • Sugar Beet Paper:
  • 1 pound steamed sugar beets
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • Shiso salt, for garnish
Directions
Chocolate torte:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the chocolate, butter and corn syrup and melt over a double boiler. In a stand mixer whip the eggs, vanilla and sugar together for several minutes, pour in the melted chocolate, and all of the dry ingredients. Mix together and spread onto a greased 1/2 sheet pan. Bake in oven for 30 minutes.

Beet ice cream:

Wash and juice the beets. Simmer the juice 2 hours, until it is reduced by 2/3. In a separate pot combine the milk and sugar and bring to a boil, temper in your egg yolks. Add the cream and beet juice and freeze according to the ice cream machine instructions.

Sugar beet paper:

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

Rinse the beets and place in a steamer. Steam until soft. Cool the beets, peel them, chop them up and place them in a blender with the corn syrup and egg white and blend until totally smooth.

Spread in a very thin layer on to a silpat and bake in oven for 1 to 2 hours, until dry and crisp.

To assemble cut the torte into circles using a 3-inch circular cookie cutter. Place a quarter sized drop of chocolate sauce on the plate and streak it using the back side of the spoon. Place the disk of torte onto the plate and a scoop of the beet ice cream directly on top of the torte. Place several large shards of the beet paper into the ice cream and different angles and sprinkle a pinch of the shiso salt on the ice cream and the plate.

A viewer, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.

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