Chocolate Walnut Torte

Food is politics.  More than ever.  So, imagine my surprise when I found this comment the other day, right here on my little ol’ blog saying:

“I love your recipe blog, but really don’t agree with your political views or comments.  Try to stay more focused on the food instead of politics. You may keep more friends that way.”

I’d never thought of being less than genuine and hiding my views as way to gain friends.  Call me naive, that’s one strategy I haven’t tried.  In terms of what I write on this site, I share my personal (which are of course political) philosophies and also enjoy hearing other people’s views, whether they agree with me or not.

So everyone, I want to thank you for your comments and all of the diverse perspectives.  I appreciate hearing your views, even if we don’t always exactly see eye to eye.

In terms of my opinions, I hope you all enjoy what I write and totally understand if you don’t.  Of course, if you are a big fan of Sara Palin then this site might not be the most comfortable place for you to hang out, given that I am pretty much a bleeding heart liberal.  And then some.  That’s not something I ever have or ever will try to hide.

Here’s yet another delicious gluten-free kosher for Passover recipe; it is based on a recipe I found on  My husband was very enthusiastic about this dessert, eating the crumbs off of the serving plate.  Just a word of caution, this moist tart can be a bit crumbly this is normal and does not mean you’ve done anything wrong.

Chocolate Walnut Torte

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  • In a food processor, pulse the chocolate until it becomes a coarse mixture, the consistency of gravel
  • Pulse in the walnuts, briefly, until they are coarsely chopped -bigger chunks than the chocolate
  • In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks until pale in color, then gradually beat in the agave
  • In a separate large bowl, beat the egg whites to stiff peaks, then beat in the salt
  • Fold the chocolate-walnut mixture into the egg yolk mixture
  • Then fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture
  • Place in a well greased 9 inch springform pan
  • Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes, then turn the oven off and leave in for 10 more minutes, until firm to the touch and golden around the edges
  • Cool in the pan, then serve
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
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This gluten-free flourless torte is another less expensive way to make higher-protein, lower glycemic desserts, without the expense of almond flour.  Not that I don’t love almond flour, it’s still my favorite ingredient!

I’m not sure if this torte would work with yacon, though it might be a worthy experiment.  It might also be worthwhile to experiment with other nuts, if walnuts aren’t your thing.


124 responses to “Chocolate Walnut Torte”

  1. I love your recipes. Whether I agree with your political views or not, I will still follow you and it is YOUR website. Part of this country’s problem is people can’t have different views or opinions and not have open discussion or have to disagree about it so much that they’re like “oh I’m going to cut you off , Never talk to you again” because you have a different view. I have friends from both side, very conservative and very liberal…. Know what’s the best part, we can all get together, get along, have a respectful conversation, and find some common ground with each other.

    • Lisa, I totally agree. I love having friends and colleagues with a variety of political views. It is incredibly meaningful to me and also what’s great about being an American. We have the liberty and freedom to openly share our opinions and differences :-)

  2. This is so good! Tastes like Tollhouse cookie pie. I used dark chocolate chips and brown rice syrup for the sweetener. I used 1/3c of the syrup but felt like it was pretty sweet with the chocolate, so will halve next time. Awesome dessert I can feel good about. :)

  3. This is simple and delicious! I am from Kentucky and we always make Derby Pie and this is very similar with out all the sugar and white flour. Thank you Elana! I love your recipes and cookbooks, but this one is special.

    • Kitty, thanks so much! I’m so glad to hear that you are enjoying my recipes and cookbooks and that this torte is simple and delicious!

  4. I’m shocked; you’re a liberal! Well your recipes are just too good for this conservative to ignore.

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