Thursday, July 28, 2011

Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau

photo by tasteofhome

Here is the link to the recipe:


Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau Recipe
12 Servings Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
2/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs, separated
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
2/3 cup ground hazelnuts, toasted

3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 tablespoon water
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
Toasted slivered almonds and fresh mint leaves
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, melted chocolate and vanilla. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in the hazelnuts.
In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; carefully fold into batter. Spread into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet.
Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Cool completely.
In a saucepan, bring the butter, corn syrup and water to a boil; stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Add the chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature. Spread over top and sides of gateau. Garnish with almonds and mint. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 piece (calculated without almonds and mint leaves)equals)384 calories, 25 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 89 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

I was in the mood for chocolate so I baked a cake to bring to a get together. Despite a few mistakes in mixing it turned out pretty good. I made a double layer gateau because there were going to be a lot of friends at the dinner so my filling was just a simple chocolate whipped cream filling.

heavy whipping cream
cocoa powder
Whipped till firm and then spread generously in between the layers.

I am kicking myself for not taking a photo of my final product because for the first time in my life my glazed turned out looking perfect.

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