This Holiday season warrants something unique to compliment the usual traditions and I have just the thing for you! How about Potato Chips and Chocolate? A little wild to wrap your head around, I know – but trust me, it works! The crisp chip with a hint of saltiness adds just the right amount of surprise to each chocolaty bite!
Finding Chocolate Wavy Lays
There I was happily browsing through the Holiday Section in Target a few weeks back thinking ‘Woo Hoo! Christmas is here! Finally!’, when I came across these Chocolate Wavy Chips – Lays wavy potato chips, now back again with a Limited Edition Chocolate upgrade! And it comes in three flavours too! Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and bonus! Milk Chocolate with Almond bits (my new favourite!)
I have now found a perfectly indulgent snack that combines two of my absolute guilty pleasures – Chocolate and Potato Chips! I know! Blew my mind too! And while I did have my reservations before taking that first bite, I am now addicted! Twice over!
After ripping through the packet in-store, I knew I had to make something special to go with this much awesomeness! And I’ve had my eye on Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte for a while now – but I felt like I needed to throw a few more textures in there. So I got a little creative and made the Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte with a rich almond biscuit base and wrapped it with the Chocolate Wavy Lays chips and topped it with tart raspberries!
If a slice of this doesn’t send you spiraling through a Chocolate-induced coma, I don’t know what will!
And despite how decadent it looks ( yes, mortal words cannot describe how it tastes!), it’s surprisingly simple to make! For one, the torte has just 3 ingredients! That’s right – chocolate, butter and egg!
Whisk the eggs until pale and fluffy. You want to whisk until it triples in volume. In the meantime, melt butter and chocolate. Fold the chocolate into the eggs carefully.
Pour batter into the prepared cake tin (that you’ve already packed the almond-biscuit mixture into) and bake! it’ll still be wobbly and liquid even after baking, but don’t worry. That’s how it’s meant to be!
After it’s been refrigerated until firm (I left it in overnight) – remove the torte from the cake tin and bring to room temperature. Just before serving (seriously, this torte tastes best at room temperature), wrap up in a layer of Chocolate Wavy Lays and top with raspberries. And dive head first into chocolate heaven!
The sweet ‘n’ salty crunch of the Chocolate Wavy Lays Potato chip contrasts with the silky creaminess of the chocolate torte into which the biscuit introduces just the right amount of grittiness. It’s like poetry on the taste buds! You’re welcome, world!
Here are a few things to keep in mind while making this delicious torte – being organized would make this easy torte, easier!
– Line the 8″ spring form pan base plate with foil that extends out of the pan and wraps around the rind. Then add a round of parchment paper over the foil. Wrap the entire tin in another layer of foil: there’s no harm in being double safe, we do not want any water seeping through into the biscuit base.
– Melt the butter and chocolate until just barely molten. Over heating the butter causes it to separate in the oven – doesn’t really affect the taste, but it does form a while layer on top, which might affect it’s silky smooth look.
– If you want to make this torte gluten-free / nut-free, skip the biscuit base, and reduce baking time by 5 minutes.
– If you wish to refrigerate the cake after decorating with Chocolate Wavy Lays, remove the chips from the cake and transfer to a zipper bag. Redecorate just before serving again.
Now get yourself to Target and pick up a bag (or two or three!) of these awesome Chocolate Wavy Lays – it’s a Limited Edition, so get your hands on them while stocks last!
What would you like to create with your Chocolate Wavy Lays? Let me know in the comments below!
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