Chocolate Hazelnut Tart with Semifreddo
Love is a bit of an elusive thing for me. I can say I love chocolate and oh yeah, strangely peas…. but unfortunately I can’t say I am in love with somebody romantically. I do experience love everyday but I am in a love. My love is all consuming in a caring thoughtful way. I know the love is mutual but it is rarely spoken and it is completely platonic. It has grown from an incredible infatuation, a complete sacrifice and a 110% commitment from me. It is the way I love my teenager, even after I have endured driving lessons. We nearly split up not long ago.
Its hard to say who was the most antagonistic while we were hurtling down suburban streets in a dangerous weapon, but I think it was Skater. Once, we were out and about with a mission to find a Commonwealth bank where he could deposit some funds, in a face to face situation with a bank teller. I hear you snickering…….and that’s unkind. Apparently there is an “app” you can download to make your search easier and I was directed to do this, I refused…..hey I was instructing and I dont bank with the Commonwealth. This escalated into full warfare, yelling and unpleasantness (from both of us) till I asked him to pull over. I also asked him to get out, and would have driven away right there and then, but I am a Mother and I think I am supposed to be setting an example. Instead we drove home, with a seething squirming anger blistering the air, my eyes stinging and the lump in my throat threatening to melt. How did this happen? We love each other why can’t we do this stressful thing together?
My teenager sought the refuge of his girlfriends house, leaving me with a deep wound in my heart. I cried at the feeling of failure.
I have since been assured by my friends that I am a good Mother. There are worse stories than ours. Skater came home the next day, to find I was still feeling hurt, and after we discussed what went wrong he apologised but said he didn’t remember saying that I am a bad teacher, and that I argue…. in fact he didn’t remember saying any of it!
Do you ever just feel like eating Chocolate? Good make this Chocolate Hazelnut Tart.
- 200 gram plain flour 1- ½ Aust cups
- 40 gram pure icing sugar ¼ Aust, powdered sugar
- 125 gram butter chopped unsalted
- 1 Egg 70 gm
- 20 ml water 1 Tablespoon
- 300 gram dark chocolate 70%cut into pieces
- 200 gram butter unsalted chopped
- 2 whole eggs
- 2 yolks
- 125 gram castor sugar
- recipe here
Never add too much liquid to pastry. A little bit at a time is best. A wet pastry will be tough
Find the Semi freddo recipe here.
Watch a video on how to make Praline here.
You could also make this easy condensed milk ice cream from Here