Chef Tal says, "This is a fun recipe. White balsamic has a milder taste than the more common dark kind, and good when boiling beets because it doesn't compete with the flavor of the vegetable. Once beets are cooked, you slice them thin, fill them with tofu ricotta, dip them in tempura batter and fry them. The red bleeds through the batter for a pretty presentation. and they're just delicious", in his cookbook The Conscious Cook.
From Leanne Ely's book, Saving Dinner (Fall). Serve with garlic mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, or baked sweet potatoes. The seasonings are relatively mild. You could probably safely add any seasoning left over after sprinkling breasts to the pan without it being too spicy.
Originally got this recipe from the MIL nearly 30 years ago and used to make this a lot pre-diabetic days but now only rarely for others or on request. Decorate with fresh whipped cream and sliced seasonal fruit of choice. As per step 6 this is best made when you know you do not want to use the oven for several hours (I use to do at night and turn off oven and leave overnight) - time does not include this cooling down phase. UPDATE 23rd September 2007 - The MIL recently informed me she now only uses 1/2 cup of caster sugar when making it as they don't like it as sweet as they use too.
This is a recipe that I am posting for safe keeping. I love potatoes and bacon and never thought of using them in a torte. You could also use refrigerated pre-made pie crusts, wouldn't be as good, but quicker!! You could also add in some minced garlic and/or onions to the potato layers for more flavor and you could use a different type of cheese. On the show she served this as a main dish along with a salad and applesauce granita.