I wanted to share with you my tale of the Milleniyum Chocolate Torte.
In December, I was trying to decide what to bake for our company's second
annual Holiday Bake-Off. Nothing in my cookbooks caught my eye (I don't
cook often, so I rely heavily on cookbooks), so I turned to the Internet.
I typed in "award winning dessert" on Google. One of the many,
many results (actually 69,900) was an article from Dome titled "Rich
Dessert" [April 2002]. I was intrigued by [Steve Mandell's] story
and adventures at the Pillsbury Bake-Off. I was also surprised (and
glad) the recipe was included. At that moment, I decided your recipe
was going to be my entry.
You'll be proud to know, with stiff competition-12 entries-the torte
took first prize! My prize, as a non-cook, was to gloat all day in the
glory of winning. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.
Leslie J. Girard