Tuesday, July 28, 2015

No Cook No Bake Chocolate Pizza

No Cook No Bake Chocolate Pizza

Last week I had some guests who came home without giving notice. Personally I plan very quickly on what needs to be prepared and served to guests considering the ingredients I have at home. But, when it comes to dessert, I go absolutely blank. And on almost all such instances we end up getting ice cream from out and serve. But, this time that was not an option allowed; as our guests wanted to have something home cooked and of course by me.

It’s been long that I have been out for my regular grocery shopping due to rainy days, bad health and many other reasons. But, then when once in awhile a request comes up to prepare something its hard to refuse.

I quickly opened my Pantry had Dark Chocolate and a small tetra pack of Cream. Making Ganache was an immediate thought, but outing Ganache over what??? :P defiantly could not serve them Ganache as it is in a bowl.. :D :D

Having said above, I wasn’t very keen in putting much effort in baking/cooking and prepare anything much fancy.  I had initially thought of preparing a mousse but the cream I had was medium fat and not heavy cream, so mousse was out of option. Then I thought a little more and proceeded toward the cupboard where I store/hide rather all the munchies, biscuits, Chocolates from my little one. By god’s grace I found few interesting things that finally ended up in post..: P  

No cooks no bake Chocolate Pizza, which was served as a dessert. Not only had everyone loved it... Kids literally jumped out of their chair looking at the super tempting toppings.

So let me share how I made this super simple dessert:

·         200 Grams Dark Chocolate  ( I have used Dark Compound)
·         100 Grams ( 1 Small Tetra Pack) of Fresh Cream ( I have used Amul)
·         4 tbsp of unsalted butter
·         25 Oreo biscuits, Any flavor would do ( I have taken Chocolate Cream Ones)
·         ½ cup in total of toppings, you can use anything of your choice ( I have used
o   Mini Snicker Bars cut in half
o   Mini Bounty Bars Cut in Half
o   M&M
o   And Choco Chips
o   Few recommendation (You can use any of your favorite topping or anything available handy.  Butter Toffees, Caramel Candies, Regular Chocolate Bark broken in pieces, Marshmallow, Praline, Sugar sprinklers etc.)

Equipment s required:
·         An 8” spring form Cake Pan/ A loose bottom Tart tin would work too
·         A pan to heat cream
·         A Small Whisk
·         Grinder and a jar
·         A big bowl

1.       In a grinder jar, put all the Oreo cookies and crush them in smooth powder.
2.       Once done, add melted butter and with help of your fingertips, mix them. Result should be coarse bread crumbs look alike textured mixture.
3.       Empty this mixture on the tart/cake tin. Try to press as evenly as possible this cookie mixture across the bottom and little towards the side of the tin.
4.       Once done, put this base in fridge to set for at least 45 minutes to 1 hour. ( Base of Pizza is ready)
5.       In the meanwhile, we will prepare Ganache ( Pizza Sauce for the Pizza)
6.       Take a pan, pour in the cram and on low flame let the cream warm. Ensure the cream is not boiled just warm, and turn of the flame as soon as it starts bubbling up.
7.       Add chopped dark chocolate to this cream, and cover with and plate and let this rest for 8-10 minutes.
8.       What happening here is, the heat of cream will help chocolate to melt. Thus, we do not have to melt and then mix the chocolate to cream and cook it separately.
9.       Once done, with the help of a whisk, beat this mixture together, and as you mix/whisk them together the mixture will starting smoothening up. And a nice glazed, smooth, shiny thick mixture of chocolate and cream is formed.
10.   So Ganache/Our Pizza sauce is ready too.  We just need to ensure the Ganache cools down a little before we use it on our cookie and butter base.
11.   Once the Ganache is cooled for good 8-10 minutes. Take out the base and pour the Ganache over it. You can give it a swiggy shake to ensure Ganache is spread evenly on the base.
12.   Pop this in fridge for at least 20 minutes.
13.   Post 20 minutes you can add the topping of your choice, and chill it for another 15-20 minutes.
14.   After that, very gently remove the pizza from tart /Cake pan and slice it.
I can bet once you serve this to your guest, they will ask you the recipe to try it themselves.  Just one thing to note this post is not for those who don’t love chocolates, as this is an overdose of chocolate…

Do try and share your experiences.
Happy Cooking and Stay Blessed

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