The icing was a little excessive in volume in relation to the torte, but I freely admit I was WAGging and SWAGging this thing due to the highly limited nature of my cousin's kitchen. As in: no wisk, no mixing bowls, and I had to get HIGHLY inventive with what to use for the double boilers. That said, next time I'm going to use less pepper (I had to buy the cayenne pepper, as that was another thing lacking in her kitchen). Also going to make some "whiskey whipped cream" top the whole thing with this time around. Of all the dessert dishes in our big Thanksgiving family get together (~70 people), this one was the first polished off
I am renaming this recipe "Fat Kid Heaven", for obvious reasons. I'm going to cook up a full pound of bacon for v2, in hopes of avoiding using butter for the torte itself at all. I may even cook and eat a second pound in order to forgo butter for any part of this torte
Between that and the addition of the whiskey whipped cream, it going to be a tasty, tasty heart-attack-on-a-plate
They do not preach that their God will rouse them a little before the nuts work loose,
They do not teach that His Pity allows them to drop their job when they damn-well choose.
-The Sons of Martha; R. Kipling