Hazelnut cake glazed with milk chocolate Mini zuccotti panettone with coffee custard cream

A Christmas cake that resembles a gift package and hides under one milk chocolate glaze a multiplicity of flavors And consistencies. A surprise for those who want to celebrate Christmas with an alternative dessert and, above all, love the chocolate.

Ingrediants

    FOR THE HAZELNUT MOUSSE:

  • 500 g custard
  • 50 g hazelnut paste
  • 250 g whipped cream
  • 15 g gelatin
  • FOR THE DARK CHOCOLATE INSERT:

  • 120 g extra dark chocolate
  • 50 g milk chocolate
  • 70 g cream

    FOR THE FROSTING:

  • 250 g milk chocolate
  • 200 g cocoa butter
  • 80 g of chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • FOR THE BASE:

  • 80 g of chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • FOR DECORATION:

  • 8-10 whole hazelnuts
  • 1 g gold dye powder

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How to prepare: Hazelnut cake glazed with milk chocolate

Challenging execution Preparation time 40 min Cooking time 10 min – 15 min Resting place freezer Standing time 8h Servings 6 – 8

How to prepare: Hazelnut cake glazed with milk chocolate

Preparation Hazelnut cake glazed with milk chocolate - Phase 1

Preparation Hazelnut cake glazed with milk chocolate - Phase 1

To begin with, prepare the dark chocolate insert: with the help of a knife, cut the dark chocolate and milk chocolate into flakes. In a saucepan, pour the cream and bring and boil. Add the dark and milk chocolate, mix until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.

Preparation Hazelnut cake glazed with milk chocolate - Phase 2

Place a rectangular mold of about 20×8 cm on a cutting board lined with parchment paper and pour the hot chocolate mixture. With the help of a spatula, level the surface and let it solidify in the freezer for 2 hours.

Preparation Hazelnut cake glazed with milk chocolate - Phase 3

Preparation Hazelnut cake glazed with milk chocolate - Phase 3

For the hazelnut mousse: prepare 500 grams of custard, following the basic recipe. When almost cooked, add the hazelnut paste and stir over low heat. Melt the rehydrated gelatin, remove from heat and let it cool.

Preparation Hazelnut cake glazed with milk chocolate - Phase 4

Preparation Hazelnut cake glazed with milk chocolate - Phase 4

Transfer the cream to a bowl, add the whipped cream and mix. Transfer the mousse into a pastry bag.

Preparation Hazelnut cake glazed with milk chocolate - Step 5

Preparation Hazelnut cake glazed with milk chocolate - Step 5

Now assemble your cake: line a cutting board with parchment paper and place a rectangular mold in the center, larger than the previous one (about 26×12 cm). With the help of the pastry bag, spread the first layer of mousse. Add the chocolate insert, which you have extracted from its mold.

Preparation Hazelnut cake glazed with milk chocolate - Step 6

Preparation Hazelnut cake glazed with milk chocolate - Step 6

Cover with plenty of mousse and level the surface with a spatula. Complete with a layer of chopped hazelnuts, which will become the base of the cake. Leave to cool in the freezer for 6 hours.

Preparation Hazelnut cake glazed with milk chocolate - Step 7

Preparation Hazelnut cake glazed with milk chocolate - Step 7

Prepare the glaze: melt the milk chocolate and cocoa butter in a double boiler. Pour the chopped toasted hazelnuts into the mixture, then remove from the heat and let it cool down to 45 °.

Preparation Hazelnut cake glazed with milk chocolate - Step 8

Preparation Hazelnut cake glazed with milk chocolate - Step 8

Turn the cake upside down and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or on a wire rack. Cover it with the chocolate glaze and toasted hazelnuts, shape it with a spatula. Leave to rest for 1 hour in the refrigerator to bring the cake to the optimum serving temperature.

Preparation Hazelnut cake glazed with milk chocolate - Step 9

In a bowl, pour the gold coloring, add the hazelnuts and mix until they have taken on the color.
Before serving, complete the cake by decorating it with the golden hazelnuts.

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