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!