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Walnut Grove Recipes
Chocolate & Walnut Ganache
- 350g chocolate
- 150ml milk
- 250ml double cream
- 2 eggs
- 150g chopped walnuts
1. Line 4 small individual tart moulds with sablé (sweet
short pasty), cover with baking beans and pre-cook for 20 minutes.
While cooking prepare the filling below.
2. In a
heavy based saucepan heat the milk and cream to scalding temperature.
Put chocolate in a mixing bowl, and pour the hot milk and cream
over the chocolate, stir until chocolate is melted.
3. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs then add to the milk, cream
and chocolate mixture, and mix until incorporated. Fold in the
4. Pour mixture into pre-cooked pasty moulds, making sure there
is an even quantity of nuts in each one, and cook at 150°C
Pudding - or at any time of the day or night for piggy people
Best made on the day of consumption to avoid soft
pastry. Note: When you first put the mixture into the pastry
cases it is reasonably runny and when you tap the side of the
mould it will obviously move. To tell when something is set
(or cooked enough) when you tap it, the filling shouldn't move.
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