Torta tre monti is a lovely dessert that is considered to be the national dessert of San Marino. It is named for one of its peaks that the tiny county is famous for. It is thin layers of waffled wafers that has a hazelnut and chocolate aka nutella and cream filling. It is glazed with chocolate icing and we served it with a topping of dark chocolate gelato with a cherry on top.
I found round waffled wafers in my local Middle Eastern market. I then used a glass to cut through all 5 of them to make individual servings. It is typically served as one large round, which would be much easier to assemble.
Hazelnuts are common in the region and the mixing of chocolate and hazelnuts has been done for centuries. I used nutella and whipped cream for the filling and chocolate icing for the sides. I simply topped the individual torte’s with a scoop of good Italian gelato and topped it with a cherry.
It was the perfect ending to our Sammarinese meal, we enjoyed it with a little espresso.
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Torta Tre Monti (Waffled Wafers with Hazelnut Cream)
Torta tre Monti is considered to be the national dessert of San Marino.
- 1 package Wafers
- 1 cup Nutella
- 2 cups Whipped Cream
- 1 cup chocolate Icing
- 1 pint gelato
- 8 maraschino cherries
Open the package of waffled wafers and set aside
mix together the nutella and whipped cream until well combined
Spread the nutella cream over one waffled wafer and repeat with the other layers, leaving the top layer empty
Frost the sides of the wafers with chocolate icing.
Serve the Torta Tre Monti with a scoop of gelato and a cherry on top.
Goes great with Espresso, Enjoy!