Date and Chocolate Torrone Recipe

Date and Chocolate Torrone Recipe
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Date and Chocolate Torrone is a well known Italian dessert that need not be cooked. Learn how to make/prepare Date & Chocolate Torrone by following this easy recipe.
Date and Chocolate Torrone Recipe
Preparation Time 80 Minutes
Cooking Time 840 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 8
  • 300 g Dark Chocolate
  • 2 Eggs
  • 200 g Unsalted Butter
  • 50 g Currants
  • 50 ml Brandy
  • 100 g Castor Sugar
  • 225 g Shortbread Biscuits
  • 110 g Mixed Peel
  • 70 g Pitted Dates (chopped)
  • 50 g Roasted Almonds (chopped coarsely)
  • Cocoa Powder
How to make Date and Chocolate Torrone:
  • In a large bowl, combine the brandy and currants. Cover them and set them aside for about an hour and a half.
  • In a large pan, put some water and bring it to a boil. Turn down the flame and let it simmer. Place butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl and put it over the simmering water and keep stirring until the two melt. Blend to form a smooth consistency.
  • In another bowl, whisk eggs and sugar until well creamed and thick.
  • Stir in the chocolate mixture, followed by the currants and brandy mixture.
  • Break the shortbread biscuits into this mixture, followed by the mixed peel, dates and almonds. Mix just till well combined.
  • Line the base of a cake pan with paper and spoon the mixture into the pan, spreading it out.
  • Cover it with plastic wrap and smooth it out. Refrigerate it overnight or until it is set.
  • Remove the plastic wrap and bring it on to the serving dish.
Dust it with cocoa powder and slice when serving.