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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mosaic Cake - Mozaik Pasta (no baking)

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.

Ingredients:
  • 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.
Directions:
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!

4 comments:

  1. this recipe is awesome! the whole family loved it! thanks!!

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  2. Made this today and it was not only quick and easy, but also tasted great! I used the lattemiele biscuits from Trader Joes and they worked well. Çok güzel bir tarifmiş. Çok beyandim!

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  3. I.tried it for.my kid. It was awesome. But I avoided nuts and coconut still it was amazing!
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe Yasemin!

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