Two Saturdays ago had been a whole day of intense baking. Benedetta and I made two very very different cakes for very different reasons. Both cakes have been taken from Taste.com.au site, this one with slight alterations and the other one, the Pavlova Cheesecake, we had to follow word for word… kinda 😛
This cake was a request from Benedetta her friend’s birthday, so I sadly didn’t try any of the finished product. However I did try each component individually 🙂 This is a really simple dessert.
115 gr flour
300gr custard (ready made)
300gr thickened cream
1 tbsp icing sugar
100gr of chocolate buttons (dark or milk)
1 packet of Oreos (crushed/blitzed into crumbs)
Turn oven on 210°. In a saucepan, melt the butter and the water. When it comes to the boil, sift the flour into it and mix with a wooden spoon. It should become a ball. Let it cook for a couple of minutes, mixing occasionally to move it around the saucepan. Transfer the pastry into a bowl. Add the eggs and beat with an electric whisk until combined. It will be sticky and thick.
Put the pastry in a piping bag. You don’t need a nozzle for this. I greased and lines a round cake tray and piped the pastry into it, following the shape of the tray. In hindsight, I would’ve left a little space between one ball and the other, as they grow in the oven. But it looks really good anyway.
Put in the oven for 40minutes and let it cool.
Pour the cream in a bowl, add the icing sugar and beat until whipped and place in a piping bag with a star nozzle.
Cut the cake in half horizontally. Be careful as each piece will detach from each other. Try to keep it as intact as possible.
Fill the base with custard. Pipe the cream on top of the custard in order to see the stars on the outside also, once the cake is covered.
Cover with the top layer. Melt the chocolate (either in the microwave, 30secs at the time or on the stove). With a fork, distribute the chocolate on the top of the cake so that it falls on the sides also. The messier the better!
To finish off, cover with the crushed Oreos! YUMMMMMMMMMM the alternative to cookies and cream 🙂
Ciao for now! xox