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August 22nd is National Pecan Torte Day
you're looking for something to do today then save room for dessert
because it's National Pecan Torte Day! I know, it's hard to turn
down this flaky goodness! So let's get right into celebrating
National Pecan Torte Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, once you eat some pecan torte I'm sure you'll know why
people want to celebrate it. Sure, it depends on the recipe and your
personal tastes but the deliciousness of this dessert has been noticed
by many and they just want an excuse to eat it all day, for at least
one day out of the year. And after eating some myself, I'm more than
willing celebrate along with them. Bring on the pecan tortes! The
origins of this flaky dessert can be found in Central Europe. The word
itself comes from the Italian word torta, which meant a round cake or
bread. Then the Germans got a hold of the word, changed it to torte and
it meant something completely different. But we use the same spelling
as the Germans and it now refers to a cake once again. And that cake is
usually layered with crust, cake, icing, fruit or nuts.
course today's celebration calls for pecans! So it really doesn't
matter how you make it just make sure that each layer has pecans and
some kind of icing and then you can feel free to use any other
ingredients you want. But there usually isn't much for flour used;
instead you'll want to grind up some pecans or breadcrumbs. And then as
you cool it down you want to glaze it and then probably sprinkle it
with some more chopped pecans. Then you're good to go! Does that
sound tempting to you?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, it would probably be a
good idea to call around to some bakeries in your area first to see if
you can skip baking one yourself. You might luck out and find a
beautiful pecan torte waiting for you to chomp on it! And you can even
expand your search and call some restaurants to see if they have it on
their menu too. There's nothing wrong with wanting to relax a little
while you celebrate so you might as well see if that option is
But if you can't locate any then start
searching your favorite recipe sites online and find an easy pecan
torte recipe to whip up. Google is even willing to help you out with
their recipe search option off to the left. So figure out what
ingredients you need, head to the grocery store and get ready to whip
up some sweet magic! But you are always welcome to switch things
up a little bit to make your torte more appealing to your taste buds.
You can add in little chunks of fruit you love or even a jam or jelly.
You can swap in your favorite kind of frosting or use some chocolate
covered pecans. You could even modify a recipe so that it's more like a
layered pecan pie if you want. And if you go with the last option, I
recommend you glaze it with some caramel sauce. Have a great day
and I'm sorry this isn't helping your waistline!