Recipe by saylaveev
Top Review by SashasMommy
This is a delicious, elegant dessert that's quick and easy to prepare, especially if you use store-bought crepes. I cut the recipe in half and made it in two 5-inch spring form pans. I used the pan as a pattern to cut 5 inch circles out of the store-bought crepes, I could fit two circles per crepe, and used the left over pieces to cover the sides. I used 4 full size crepes per pan, so there were 8 layers in each pan.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 1⁄2 cups milk, plus
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 4 tablespoons melted butter, plus more for brushing
- 1 1⁄8 cups heavy cream
- 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1 1⁄2 cups dulce de leche
- confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Directions See How It's Made
- In a medium bowl, whisk the flour with the granulated sugar and salt.
- Whisk in the milk, vanilla, 6 whole eggs and the 4 tablespoons of melted butter and let stand for 30 minutes.
- Heat a 10-inch nonstick skillet and lightly brush with melted butter.
- Pour 1/3 cup of the crêpe batter into the skillet and immediately swirl until it reaches halfway up the side.
- Pour any excess batter back into the bowl.
- Cook the crêpe over moderate heat until golden at the edge and set in the center, about 1 minute.
- Flip the crêpe and cook for about 15 seconds longer, or just until the bottom is browned in spots.
- Transfer the crêpe to a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
- Repeat with the remaining batter, brushing the skillet with butter only as needed.
- In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup of the cream to a boil.
- Remove the pan from the heat and add the chocolate and cinnamon.
- Let stand for 5 minutes, then whisk until smooth.
- Whisk in 2 of the egg yolks.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the dulce de leche with the remaining 2 tablespoons of cream and 2 egg yolks.
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Butter a 9-inch round cake pan, line the bottom with parchment paper and butter the paper.
- Fit a crêpe in the bottom of the pan, pressing to flatten it.
- Halve 2 crêpes and line the sides of the pan with them, placing the cut sides down and slightly overlapping the bottom crêpe; the rounded part of the halved crêpes will hang over the edge of the pan a bit.
- Spoon a slightly heaping 1/2 cup of the chocolate filling into the pan and spread to the edge of the crêpe.
- Top with another crêpe, pressing to flatten it.
- Spoon a slightly heaping 1/2 cup of the dulce de leche filling on top, spread it to the edge and top with a crêpe.
- Repeat this layering with the remainder of the fillings and 4 more crêpes, ending with a crêpe.
- Any leftover crêpes can be frozen between sheets of wax paper for later use.
- Fold the overhanging crêpes over the top.
- Press a round of buttered parchment paper directly onto the torte and cover the pan with foil.
- Bake the torte for 1 hour, or until puffed.
- Remove the foil and let cool for 1 hour.
- Remove the parchment and run a knife around the edge of the pan.
- Invert a plate over the pan and then invert the torte onto the plate.
- Remove the pan and parchment paper and let cool completely.
- Sift confectioners' sugar over the torte just before serving.
- MAKE AHEAD The baked torte can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.
- Reheat slightly in a 350° oven.