Death By Chocolate Pastry ( Cakes and Pastries)
by Tarla Dalal
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If this chocolate pastry does spell death, it is sure to be followed by heaven!
- Slice the chocolate cake horizontally into 3 equal parts. Keep aside.
- Combine the sugar syrup and kalhua in a bowl to make the soaking syrup and keep aside.
- Combine the cream and 1 cup of dark chocolate truffle and whisk well to make the chocolate cream. Keep aside.
- Soak the bottom layer of the chocolate cake with ¼ cup of the soaking syrup.
- Spread ¼ cup of truffle on the soaked layer of the cake.
- Spread ½ cup of the chocolate cream over it.
- Sandwich with the second layer of the chocolate cake.
- Repeat steps 3-6 to make one more layer.
- Soak the third layer of the sponge with the remaining soaking syrup and cover the top and sides with the remaining chocolate cream.
- Transfer the cake onto a cake board and refrigerate for 20 minutes to set.
- Cut into 4 equal wedges and move a clean palette knife over the chocolate cream. Remove with a jerk so as to get a wavy uneven surface.
- To make the chocolate cigar, spread the tempered chocolate in a thin layer on a clean formica / granite or marble surface using a palate knife.
- With a firm grip on the palate knife and employing a steady amount of pressure, slowly draw the knife in a straight line down the layer of chocolate. You can use your free hand to help form the chocolate into nice curls and keep aside.
- Place a couple of chocolate cigars on top of each pastry. Serve chilled.
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