Saturday, October 5, 2013

Eggless Ferrero Rocher Tarts - EBG # SEPT

For the month of September the challenge on Egg less Baking Group was Egg less Ferrero Rocher Tarts. It was suggested +Priya Srinivasan  of Enveetu Kitchen . The original recipe was from Trissalious. The inspiration for the tart is Ferrero Rochers Chocolate. I don't mind eating couple of Ferrero Rochers  in one shot :P . Who does not want to.
The fear I had when I got the e- mail from +Gayathri Kumar was , It had so many ingredients , so many procedures and so many work involved and more importantly if anything sweet I am the only person at home have to finish it . Actually I thought not to participate on this month's challenge because Last whole month I have been working a lot with chocolate and I needed some break from chocolate . But end of the month I changed my mind , I did not want to miss any challenges. Thank you +Gayathri Kumar  and +Priya Srinivasan for this wonderful challenge.
The tart is sooo Chocolaty . The base by itself has chocolate , on top of the base it is chocolate mousse , on top of that chocolate thing and Caramelized Hazelnuts.. If you are Chocolate Addict this is for you.. . 

First I myself thought it is going to take the whole day to make this tart . I finished this in just two hours. So here my easy version yet delicious recipe ( Copyrights:) ) .

For the Tarts:
APF  : 1 Cup- 3 TBLS
Cocoa Powder - 2 TBLS
Icing Sugar - 2 TBLS
Salted Butter - 4 TBLS
Cold Milk- 2 TBLS
For the Chocolate Mousse:
Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips - 1/3 Cup
Condense Milk - 1/3 Cup
Whipping Cream - 1/3 Cup
China Grass - 1 TBLS ( Powdered it )
Hot Water - 2 TBLS
For the Chocolate Thing :
Semi Sweet Chocolate - 1/3 Cup
Condense Milk - 1/3 Cup
Chopped Roasted Almonds and Pecans - 1/4 Cup
Roasted Almonds and Pecans: (I omitted the Criminalization part )
Almonds & Pecans - Handful
For the Tart Base:
  •  In a bowl combine APF, Icing Sugar and Cocoa Powder . Mix really well.
  •  Add the cold Butter. Combine everything together . The dough will be crumbly.
  • Now add the Cold milk and mix . It will form a dough .
  • Cover it with a cling wrap and refrigerate the dough .
For the Chocolate Mousse:
  • In a microwave safe bowl , add the chocolate chips and microwave it for 2 minutes.
  • Chocolate chips will turn into liquid chocolate.
  • Mean while soak the china grass with 2-3 TBLS water. Allow it for couple of minutes.
  • Then microwave it , till it melts.
  • Now add the China grass mixture and Condense milk to the liquid chocolate and combine really well . Beat the mixture for a minute to make sure there is no lumps.
  • Meanwhile whip the whipping cream till the soft peaks.
  • Add the whipped cream to the cooled chocolate mixture and fold.
  • Cover it with a cling wrap and refrigerate till it is been used.
For Roasted Almonds and Pecans:
  • Chop the almonds and pecans to the required size.
  • In a pan add almonds and pecans.
  • Dry roast them till they crunchy.
  • Allow them to cool.
For the Chocolate Thing:
  • In a microwave safe bowl add the Semi sweet chocolates and condense milk and heat it for 30 seconds.
  • With the help of the spatula mix it really well.
  • Now add the Chopped Roasted Nuts and mix well.
  • Cover it with a cling wrap and refrigerate till it is been used.
How to bake the Tart:
  • Pre heat the oven at 350F.
  • Roll out the dough . Shape the dough really thin to a muffin pan ( As we do for pies) .
  • Cover it with another  tray on top of the muffin tray ( I used Pizza Tray ).
  • Bake it for 12 minutes. Remove the pizza tray and bake it for another 5 minutes.
  • Once they are baked take it out from the oven.
  • Allow it to rest on the Muffin tray  itself.

Assembling the Tarts:
    • Once the tart is completed cooled down spoon it with some Chocolate Mousse.
    • On top of the Chocolate Mousse add some Chocolate thing.
    • Garnish it with some Roasted nuts.
  • You could use Milk Chocolate instead of Semi Sweet Chocolate.
  • Instead of China grass , 1 TSP of gelatin can be used in the same procedure.
  • I coved the muffin tray with the pizza pan , you could blind bake with some nuts / rice or any kinds of beans. This worked well for me.
  • The tarts were crispy and delicious. I didn't have any problem removing the tarts from the muffin pan. ( Nothing broke too)
  • You could use any nuts which is available.

Linking this to Cooking with white at merry tummy