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Cashew Butter Frozen Terzetto Bars

08 Oct

Found on : http://dozenflours.com/2008/09/celeses-cashew-butter-fudge-terzetto.html

Crust (Borrowed from Dorie Greenspan)
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 stick of cold unsalted butter, cut into 12-14 pieces
1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten

Fudge
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream, at room temperature
1/2 cup full fat milk, at room temperature
1/8 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup non-hydrogenated, all natural, cashew butter, well mixed and at room temperature (I like Trader Joe’s Brand)

Topping
7 oz of dark or bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
1/2 stick of butter, at room temperature and cut into 8 small pieces
few pinches of Hawaiian Red Sea Salt or Fleur de Sel (optional – )

Line a 8×8″ baking dish or cake pan with wax or parchment paper so it comes up and over the sides of the pan. Butter the paper. Preheat the oven to 350F.

slightly grainy texture with the butter added

Combine the flour, sugar, powdered sugar, and salt into a food processor. Pulse on high 3 or 4 times until mixed. Add the butter and pulse 12 times or until the dough looks like coarse and lumpy.

pour the yolk on top

Pour the egg yolk over the top of the lumpy flour and butter mixture and mix on high for about 10-15 seconds.

mix all together and this is the texture you should see

You want it to the point where it looks very well combined and big lumps are forming but you don’t want it all sticking together in a ball.

Dump the mixture into the prepared pan and pat it down evenly. Prick several times with a fork and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the edges just start to get tan.

Combine the sugar, cream, milk, and salt in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves. Once the mixture begins to bubble, stir frequently until it reaches 235F on a candy thermometer, about 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the vanilla (careful! It will spit and sizzle for a minute so stand back after your pour it in) and cashew butter; continue stirring vigorously for about 5 minutes, until the cashew butter has been completely absorbed, and the fudge is smooth, free of lumps, and very thick.

Transfer the candy into the prepared pan, spreading it evenly with a rubber spatula. Set the dish aside for about 1 hour for the fudge to cool and harden.

Melt the chocolate over a simmering pan of water or in the microwave on a very low power setting. When the chocolate has melted, add the butter. Gently mix together until it’s well blended.

Pour the chocolate over the top of the cashew butter fudge layer, smoothing and shaking the pan. Let sit at least 20 minutes in the fridge until solid. If you can wait a solid 8 hours, that would be best. This gives the fudge and chocolate plenty of time to solidify.

When you’re ready to cut the bars, lift it out of its container by the waxed paper and set it on a cutting board. With a very sharp knife, slowly cut through all 3 layers. Clean your knife in between cuts for clean, sharp slices.
Cut it into 1-inch squares. Store the fudge in an airtight container that has been lined with wax paper. Store in a cool or cold place.

Yield: You can get anywhere from 24 big pieces to 40 smaller 2-bite pieces depending on how you cut it. Since the fudge and chocolate are so rich and oh so sweet, I opted for cutting them slightly on the smaller side.

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Posted by on October 8, 2011 in Cheats

 

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