Today the recipe for chocolate crumble. I know Nutella crumble is very fashionable, but knowing at least a little’ you would never think that I've poured a jar of Nutella in the cake? Of course not. Not that I despise the creams prepared with hazelnuts and chocolate, even though there would be a lot to say on the subject, I just specify that I love those creams that have inside at least 50% of hazelnuts and use hazelnut oil and not others (and for me palm oil and sunflower are equal, I do not like them).
Having eaten sweets with Nutella inside I found them heavy, with too thick cream, doughy. In short, Unpleasant. So I did the obvious choice: I prepared my crumbled chocolate cake by placing in a dark chocolate custard, flavored with a dash of Cointreau, cinnamon and orange zest. In short, the taste resembles that of the Fiesta Ferrero, But this chocolate crumble is homemade to perfection, Preservative free, no added oils, super creamy inside and crunchy outside. Is’ over so quickly that I barely had time to photograph.
As per tradition, I use lard in the dough of crumbled, but if you prefer you can use equal amounts of soft butter (the flavor and texture, however, will change). I recommend (I know, I tell you every time), use a high-quality chocolate and cocoa with at least 70% in order to obtain a slightly bitter taste, perfect, and never squeezed the dough into the pan, nor that of the base or the cover, otherwise the cake will be heavy.
Now, to see step by step how to do it in a kind crumbled, on my You Tube Channel You can find the VIDEO RICETTA of RICOTTA AND CIOCCOLATO, so you will see step by step how to make this kind of tarte. But since I like very much crumbled cake and I often, have a look at all my CRUMBLED CAKES RECIPES. And have a nice day!
DOSES FOR PIE OF 22 CM DIAMETER OF ABOUT:
FOR THE DOUGH:
320 grams of flour 00
40 grams of cocoa powder
120 grams of caster sugar
20 grams of egg yolk (1 large egg yolk, but weigh it)
a pinch of cinnamon
60 ml of Cointreau or rum
a sachet of baking powder
90 grams of lard or butter
a large pinch of salt
FOR THE FILLING:
400 ml whole milk
100 ml of cream
120 grams of caster sugar
20 ml of Cointreau or rum
60 grams of egg yolks (4 medium eggs yolks, but weight it)
60 grams of flour, corn starch or potato starch
100 grams of dark chocolate 70% minimum cocoa (if you want a pastry cream and bitter chocolate rich unite even 30 grams of unsweetened cocoa powder)
icing sugar, to taste
To prepare the crumbled chocolate cake, we start with the chocolate custard, so that it has time to cool. Place in a bowl the egg yolks and half the sugar. Mix flour or corn starch with the rest of the sugar (mix sugar and flour is a trick to make sure the flour doesn't create lumps in the dough) and add the yolks, stirring constantly, to obtain a homogeneous batter, smooth with no lumps.
Finely chop the chocolate. Heat the milk and cream without bringing to a boil, add the dark chocolate and, When the chocolate has melted, pour flush liquid to the egg mixture, always beating with whisk to avoid lumps. Add the Cointreau or rum. Cook the custard over low heat chocolate, stirring with a whisk until the cream has thickened. Once the cream will be dense, cook over low heat and stirring constantly for at least two minutes. Pour the chocolate custard in a container and cover with film for food in contact until cooling.
For the crumbled dough: pour on the work surface in the sifted flour and baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, the unsweetened cocoa powder, salt and egg yolk. Knead a few seconds and add the lard or butter, softened. Mix the lard with the fingertips and add the Cointreau (o there rum), then knead by rubbing the dough with your fingertips, lifting it so as to form lumps of different size, as you can see in the VIDEO RECIPE OF RICOTTA CRUMBLES CAKE .
Grease and flour a cake pan with opening bottom, cover the bottom of the pan dropping crumbs of dough, without pressing. Pour the center the chocolate custard, leaving about one centimeter empty place the edges. Evenly distribute the rest of the mixture over the cake and along the edge, always without pressing, so that it completely covers the custard chocolate.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees static. Bake the crumbled chocolate at 200 degrees for 10 minutes. Then lower the oven to 180 degrees and continue cooking for another 35 minutes or until the crumbled chocolate is golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Sprinkle the crumbled in chocolate with icing sugar (if you like you can mix some cinnamon with icing sugar) and serve. Bon appétit!
If you want to get a custard even more rich chocolate, darker and more bitter, add 30 grams of cocoa powder: dissolve the cocoa with a little cold milk until creamy with no lumps, then add the rest of the milk and continue as from recipe, combining the chopped chocolate and bringing to a boil.