Chocolate and Caramel Nut Terrine

Chocolate and Caramel Nut Terrine

Posted 2015-01-07 by Lindsay Lawfollow
While a terrine is usually made from meat to vegetables, this version is a sweet one, and it's luxuriously delicious. Caramel sauce, nuts, and chocolate combine into an impressive, but surprisingly simple, dessert. Cut into slices and serve at a dinner party, or surprise your children with a little treat in their packed lunch.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes (plus chilling time overnight)
Makes: 10 servings

250ml caramel sauce
75g pecan nuts
75g whole almonds
75g hazelnuts
400g chocolate
400ml double cream
Sea salt

  • Use a caramel sauce that sets firmly in the fridge. This means most shop bought ones won't do. Try my recipe for Caramel Sauce. It's what I used for this one and it sets very well.
  • Line a loaf tin with baking paper. Ideally, the tin should be 23cm by 10cm but if you only have a smaller one (like I did) then that is okay. It means both layers will be thicker, and will also take more time to set - you will need to leave it overnight.
  • If the caramel sauce was pre-made, you may need to warm it again so it goes runny. Once this is done, mix in all of the nuts.

  • Spoon the caramel and nut mix into the bottom of the loaf tin. and spread out with the back of a spoon. Grind a sprinkling of salt over the top of the caramel, then put in in the fridge to chill while you prepare the chocolate ganache.

  • Put the double cream in a large saucepan and gently bring to the boil.
  • Snap the chocolate into little pieces and add to the cream, stirring until the chocolate melts. Keep the heat low so you don't burn the cream.
  • Once the chocolate has melted into the cream take it off the heat and leave it to cool.

  • When it has cooled to room temperature, pour it over the refrigerated nut and caramel mixture.
  • Put it back in the fridge and leave to set.

  • When it has set use the baking paper to life it out of the load tin, turn over and peel off the paper. Serve in slices.

  • Note: I could only get mixed nuts, but they didn't work brilliantly. The peanut flavour was far too strong - make sure you use mild nuts like the ones I have listed.


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