Today’s TWD recipe that Holly from Phe/MOM/enon picked is a 15-minute Magic: Chocolate Amaretti Torte.
What could go wrong?
First I went to stores trying to find Amaretti cookies.
Amaretti cookies are a specialty item don’tcha’ know, and Pothole doesn’t carry ‘specialty items’.
So I read the Q&A’s on this cookie, and interestingly there are other parts of the country that don’t carry ‘specialty items’, or they are just so ‘special’ that they cost an arm AND a leg, so a recipe was found for these wonderful cookies.
I read the recipe and saw that I needed almond paste.
I don’t have any almond paste in my pantry.
So I went to speak to The Budget.
I asked The Budget if I could please… please… Pretty Please get me some almond paste for these wonderful cookies so that I could make this fabulous CHOCOLATE torte.
Obviously I haven’t had to use my sad, sorry, pouty face… that I perfected in my teen years… in quite some time, because The Budget laughed in my face and said “Chickypoo! Haven’t you heard of The E. con. O. meeee?
I admitted that I had, but it was just one wee little bit of almond paste.
The Budget firmly shook its head no, and I stomped my foot.
That, Internet, is why I wasn’t able to make a fabulous 15-minute Chocolate Ameretti Torte.
Darn that old budget.
Darn the e. con. o. mee!
PS. Don’t forget that I am having a give-a-way tomorrow. An actual sponsored give-a-way. Come back tomorrow to enter.