|Mozaic Cake - Mozaik Pasta|
This is a light chocolate cake made with tea biscuits (or Petit Beurres). I use tea biscuits since they don’t have butter & are much lighter than Petit Beurres. This cake is easy and quick to make since no baking is needed. Mom’s original recipe called for one egg. If you have access to fresh, healthy eggs you may want to try it, but to avoid any risk, I deleted the raw egg from my recipe.
- ½ stick unsalted butter, melted
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup milk, warmed
- 4 heaping tablespoons of cocoa powder
- ¼ cup walnuts cut into small pieces
- ¼ cup pistachio nuts (optional)
- ¼ cup roasted almonds (optional)
- 12 oz (about 50 pieces) tea biscuits (or Petit
Beurre), broken into pieces
- 3 table spoons of light coconut flakes (optional). These are unsweetened, drier, smaller pieces compared to regular sweetened coconut flakes.
Break the tea biscuits into small pieces, but do not crumble.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except for the biscuits and the nuts. Make sure the milk is warm to avoid caking of the butter. Stir well with a wisk or a hand held mixer. Add broken biscuits and nuts into the mixture, stirring gently making sure the sauce covers all the pieces.
Place a large piece of plastic wrap on a flat surface. Spoon the mixture over the plastic, forming a long log. Wrap the plastic around the mixture, making sure edges of the wrap overlaps. It will look like a big salami. Gently squeeze from all sides. It will reduce to almost half of the loose log you started with. This will get rid of the air bubbles inside and the log will feel solid. Then roll the wrapped log to make sure it is a well rounded cylinder. You can also shape it as a triangle or square if you want.
Place the log in the freezer for at least 2 hours. When ready to serve, take it out, unwrap the log. Sprinkle coconut flakes on a flat surface (optional). Roll the log on coconut flakes. Cut into slices, place on a serving dish and enjoy!
|Broken Tea Biscuits|
|Butter, milk, sugar & cocoa mixed into chocolate sauce|
|Walnuts, pistachios and almonds|
|Biscuits and sauce mixed|
|Cake mixture placed on plastic wrap|
|Mosaic Cake log wrapped in plastic|
|Frozen mosaic cake rolled in coconut|
|Mosaic Cake slices|
Afiyet Olsun! Bon Appetit!