Prepare time: 20 minutes
TURKISH CHOCOLATE MOSAIC CAKE- CHOCOLATE SALAMI
Today I prepared a very easy and delicious cake recipe for you, It is prepared without cooking. It is known as Mosaic Cake in Turkey because of this uncooked dessert slices look like mosaic.You can easily customize your Chocolate Mosaic cake by adding extra ingredients like crushed halzenuts, pistachios, pecans or a splash of wine or brandy! I like to keep it simple with vanilla, chocolate.
When I was a student Mosaic cake was a favorite dessert especially of students and working mothers, because of it is cheap, It does not take much time and it is easy to prepare.
Later, in the city life, bakeries started to make this easy dessert for their customers. In these days, It is considered an old standby recipe when you are in a hurry, and you can create flavors that suit your taste by adding different ingredients you like.
In addition, We see similar cake recipe some Europe countries The Mosaic cake recipe is known as Chocolate Salami in Europe. For example, The recipe is made in Italian, Portuguese and the other countries too and they called this uncooked delicious dessert food as Chocolate Salami, as you know Chocolate Salami is not made of from a meat. Europe countries called the dessert Chocolate salami because, It is shaped like long cylinder and it is sliced looks like salami.
However, in Turkey, this uncooked dessert has been produced in the Turkish cuisine for years in the shape of a long triangle, and it is called mosaic cake because it looks like a mosaic. Turkish Chocolate Mosaic cake is naturally egg-free which is one of my favorite things about this dessert because the dessert does not include raw eggs (other versions of this chocolate Mosaic cake contains raw eggs, for example, Portuguese Chocolate Salami, Italian Chocolate Salami and etc.
When we look at the history of the mosaic cake, Mosaic cake in Turkey has been passed from generation to generation among the easy desserts that have been prepared at home for centuries.
We see that there were desserts made with cocoa and cookies during the reign of 1. Abdulhamid of the Ottoman Empire.
Because cocoa and chocolate were used by the palace and the rich people at that time. Therefore, foods made with cocoa were not common among the all people. At that time, homemade cookies were consumed instead of biscuits, and homemade cookies were added to the cocoa mix for mosaic cake.
In the later time, biscuits and cocoa were suitable for the purchasing power of the people.
This affordable ingredients has led to the spread of mosaic cake making in Turkish cuisine over time.
Also, We see that in some recipes of grandmothers, cookies are used instead of biscuits into cocoa mixture
Turkish Chocolate mosaic dessert is so easy to make! When you try it for the first time, you will be wondering why you haven’t made it before. HAPPY COOKING ! I hope you and your children will love this delicious Turkish Chocolate Mosaic cake dessert as much as I do!
INGREDIENTS FOR TURKISH MOSAIC CAKE:
500 grams petit-beurre biscuits, broken roughly
100 grams hazelnuts, roughly crushed
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup/225 grams butter
80 grams bitter chocolate
A long, narrow loaf pan
Clean plastic bag, cut open to make a rectangle
1- Heat butter and add cream, sugar, chocolate ,cocoa powder, stir until melted. Let it cool and then add biscuit crumbs, hazelnut, vanilla extract. ( if you like eggs version, add a whisked egg, pour into the chocolate sauce.)
2-Pour into the plastic sheet and cover with the plastic sheet, pack the mixture down as tightly as you can with the back of the spoon. Once all the mixture has been packed down, smooth the top, then close the edges of the plastic over the top. give a triangle shape Refrigerate overnight or put into the refrigerate about 2 hours.
3-When the cake is hardened, unwrap the plastic from one end and begin slicing it. Decorate it with pistachios and serve. Close the plastic again and keep your cake in the refrigerator for several days.
Don’t you think this unbaked cake looks like a mosaic?
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