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       Title: Chocolate Walnut Torte
  Categories: Cakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 6 servings
       8 oz Ghirardelli Bittersweet
     3/4 c  Butter
       4    Egg separated
     3/4 c  Sugar, divided
       1 ts Vanilla
     1/4 c  Unsifted flour
     2/3 c  Walnuts, ground
            Cream of tartar
            Chocolate Rum Glaze
       4 oz Ghirardelli Bittersweet
       2 tb Butter
       1 tb Light corn syrup
       1 tb Dark rum (opt)
   In heavy saucepan on low heat, melt broken chocolate with butter,
   stirring constantly until smooth; set aside. Beat egg yolks for 1 to
   2 minutes, gradually adding 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla. Beat in
   chocolate mixture. Fold in flour and nuts. Beat egg whites with cream
   of tartar until foamy.
   Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
   Blend a fourth of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture; fold in
   remaining egg whites. Pour into 9-inch springform pan lined with
   parchment paper. Bake at 375 F for 30 to 35 min or until sides start
   to separate from pan but center is still moist. Cool on rack. Remove
   torte from pan. Frost with Chocolate Rum Glaze.
   Chocolate Rum Glaze In heavy saucepan on low heat, melt broken
   chocolate with butter, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from
   heat. Stir in corn syrup and rum. Place torte upside-down on a rack
   over tray to catch excess glaze. Spread a very thin layer of glaze
   over top and sides of torte to set surface. Chill 15 minutes to firm
   glaze. Reheat remaining glaze to thin and pour over top and sides of
   torte. When glaze is firm, remove cake from rack to large plate.
   Decorate top and sides with shaved chocolate, if desired. For shiny
   glaze, store cake at room temp until serving time.
   This is from the back of the Ghirardelli Chocolate bar. There is a
   cookbook offer on the package also: Over 150 pages filled with
   delicious and original recipes. To order, send your name, address,
   zip code and $7 check or money order payable to Ghirardelli and
   addressed to:
   Ghirardelli Chocolate Company 1111-139 th Avenue, San Leandro, CA
   94578-2671 Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Offer good only in the
   United States.