Q. Kathy Asks: In your Chocolate Truffle Torte, the recipe calls for amaretti biscuits, which I can’t find at my local stores. Is there something else I can use in its place? I live in California and have never seen them. Thanks so much for your help.
A. Your question about amaretti biscuits is a good one, and frankly I think just about any crumbled cookie would work fine here. Famous Chocolate Wafers would be an especially good choice as would gingersnaps, both of which would be available in the cookie aisle of most grocery stores. But you may find amaretti cookies located with all the other Italian cookies. Either way, enjoy this very simple, decadent dessert!