Showing posts with label pecan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pecan. Show all posts

Friday, April 3, 2015

Nutella Brownies


nutella brownies

This recipe is adapted from Minty'skitchen .
  
Ingredients:
nutella brownies


170 gm dark chocolate , chopped
8gm cocoa powder
2 gm instant coffee granules 
130 gm butter
175 gm caster sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs
3/4 tsp salt
95 gm plain flour
85 gm pecans, chopped( I omitted )
100 gm nutella

Method :
Preheat oven to 180 deg C.  Line a 8 inch pan with baking paper. 
Melt the chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee granules and butter in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring until smooth. 
Remove bowl from heat and let cool for a few minutes.   
Add in sugar and vanilla extract, stir to combine.   
Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.  
Add in salt and flour and stir until well combined.  
Fold in pecans.   
Pour batter into prepared pan and use a spatula to spread evenly. 
Drop spoonfuls of Nutella onto the batter, about 4 cm apart, then use a toothpick to swirl the Nutella into the batter. 
Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the edges appeared crispy but a skewer inserted into the centre comes out with moist crumbs.   
Remove pan from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack before cutting. 
Brownies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for several days or in the fridge for a week.

nutella brownies



Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pecan Chocolate Tarts

Erm.....how am I going to say about this tarts???I saw these tarts at here the other day, while doing blog walking, which she get it from here .As can see from the date ,it is quite old recipe.

And it's a worth to try ,these pecan chocolate tarts were so delicious.It has the crunchy pastry,although I made them and store it in fridge for 24 hours, the pastry still crunch.
While making the dough, I made mistake in the process, I took out butter for too long, about 1 1/2 hour,the butter turned out too soft,then I cream it with sugar , also too long, so, the pastry quite soft, hard to handle.The recipe mentioned,  rest the dough in the fridge for 1 hour, but rest it for 9 hours....LOLs.....Took out from fridge and thaw it , but still soft , still hard to handle.
How?? This is how I did......
I dip my fingers into a bowl of flour....lols....now, my fingers mess with flour,my table top too.....haiz..., and manage to press the dough into the tarts mould, yay.......
Ok, enough of talking !!! Here's the recipe :This is the original recipe, I made half of the recipe.

Chocolate Pastry : 
340 gm butter
160 gm sugar ( I used caster sugar)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
80 gm eggs
500 gm plain flour
45 gm cocoa powder

Method:
Sift plain flour together with cocoa powder, set aside.
Cream butter and sugar till creamy, add in vanilla essence & beaten egg and mix thoroughly.
Add in sifted flour and cocoa powder, mix till just combined.
Rest in fridge for 1 hour.
Press dough in moulds of your choice.
Bake in oven for 15 to 20 minutes till cooked ( I did 20 minutes 180C). Set aside to cool.

Soft Caramel:
200 gm evaporated milk.
200 gm sugar
1/2 pod vanilla bean ( I used vanilla essence)
10 gm orange zest ( about 1 -2  oranges)
60 gm glucose syrup
10 gm butter

Method:
Mix all ingredients in a pot and cook till thicken. Set aside to cool.


Soft Ganache:
150 gm dark chocolate
200 gm heavy cream ( I used whipping cream)
200 gm pecans - Toasted and chopped coarsely

Method:
Warm up heavy cream( whipping cream, pour in chopped chocolate and stir till chocolate melts.
If mixture is too watery, add in extra chocolate.It should be thick.

Assemble:
Spoon a tsp of soft caramel into the baked tart, sprinkle some toasted chopped pecans on top and then spoon some ganache on top. Tap tarts to even the top.
Chill in fridge and let it set before serving.

As you can see, there's 2 types of tarts mould. I made half of the recipe, so I get large(on the plate ) 12 pcs,and small (not mini)20 pcs .

I'm submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers # 10 : Easy as Pie ( August 2011), hosted by Janine of Not the Kitchen Sink.