Years ago, we were in a Mediterranean Shop and I found the Torte Wafers or Tarte Gaufrettes and I fell in love with the concept of this dessert.
One thing I found out for sure.. they didn’t give the exact instructions (at least not in English) and the first one I thought I was whipping this stuff for about 2 hours. Not so..little soon-to-be-damn-I-can-do-this cooks.
- 7 oz. melted chocolate
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 1/2-2 cups whipping cream
- 8 oz. butter
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 7 oz. ground roasted hazelnuts
Mix the sugar, egg yolks and cream in a pre-heated pot and warm them up. Stir well with a wooden spoon until foamy. Stir in the butter, add the melted chocolate and ground hazelnuts. Mix well.
Cool this down a bit – and on high, beat in the electric mixer until light, fluffy and will hold soft peaks. Don ‘t panic…it make take a while.
Cut the wafers in half with a very sharp knife. Fill the wafers, one on top of the other. Press lightly together and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Make sure you had enough of the filling to cover the outside completely. Sprinkle more nuts on top and with a SHARP knife, slice.