Posts tagged ‘chocolate hemp torte’

October 24, 2011

no flour hemp chocolate torte

This is my all time favourite go-to fancy looking (by sinfully simple) dessert favourite!

I have been making this hazelnut nutella tort for about 3 years, and have made some really yummy variations… but this hemp seed version takes the cake!

The original recipe comes from Nigella’s “how to be a domestic goddess” but I have tweaked it enough to make it my own and whip it up often with no recipe and no fear.. as it always turns out perfect!

In a double boiler melt:

150 g of butter

100 g of the best quality dark chocolate

once melted remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

In a stand mixer whip to soft peaks:

6 egg whites

In a large bowl combine:

6 egg yokes

a splash of vanilla or liquor of your choice

350 g Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread) or Almond butter for a less sweet variation

100 g finely ground organic hemp seeds

pinch of salt

and cooled melted chocolate

mix well, then gently fold in egg whites.

 

grease shallow tart pan with a hearty slather of butter (I have had mixed results using oil to prepare the pan in this recipe)

a 12″ round tart pan is perfect, however I recently used a 12 x 8″ rectangle tart pan (with a push through bottom, those are my favourites)

bake at 350 for 25 minutes, at which point the torte should be starting to crack in the centre, and will feel firm to the touch.

allow torte to cool for about 10 minutes before removing the outer pan (if using a push through) glaze with a lovely chocolate gnache which I make by melting in a double boiler roughly 150 g of chocolate with a dollop of butter, once melted add about 1/3 cup heavy cream or whipping cream and mix well, pour and slather the gnache and sprinkle with more hemp seeds, allow to set for at least 30 minutes before cutting.

I promise you will LOVE this as much as I do!

 

 

 

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