many of you may know that i am not a fan of cooking. i am however a fan of baking. so when i first learned of the chocotorta i was compelled to find out how to make one. i actually found a very helpful youtube video that gives helpful instructions. and it turns out baking is not even required! what could be better?
the other day i was discussing my love of chocotorta (the desert, the ice cream flavor at freddo, the sundae at freddo, etc) with one of my bosses, and she said that she has a friend who puts banana in her chocotorta. brilliant. although typically served at birthdays, i decided that i would make one for my friend's christmas bagel brunch.
here's how it works ...
dulce de leche
chocolate flavored liquor (or coffee flavored liquor, or cold coffee mixed with the booze of your choice)
empty the dulce de leche and the crema into a mixing bowl and mix until smooth. it should be a 1:1 ratio crema to dulce de leche.
take each chocolate cookie and dunk it in the liquor, then place at the bottom of a large baking dish
spread the crema/dulce de leche mixture in a thin layer over the cookies
step four (optional):
create a layer of sliced bananas (i did this in the middle, which then made the above layers a bit wonky. it may be better to put the banana layer on top. however, bananas are not traditionally in a chocotorta at all)
repeat layers of cookie and crema/dulce de leche until you run out of cookies. end with a layer of the crema/dulce de leche mixture.
take any leftover cookies and crumble them on top of the dulce de leche in a decorative fashion. (or do other creative decorating with any extra cookies)
refrigerate for at least 2 hours