How to make it

  • Mix the sugar and cornflour into a bowl and slowly add the eggs. Ensure that this is well mixed, removing any lumps.
  • Bring the milk to the boil. Once the milk is boiling, pour the milk slowly into the bowl with the egg mixture.
  • Pour the egg and milk mixture back into the pan and cook on medium heat for a few minutes until the custard becomes thick. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Cover with a plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • In the meantime, mix the hazelnut praline (or nutella) with the custard using a whisk.
  • Semi-whip the cream.
  • Mix the gelatin with the custard.
  • Fold the custard into the semi-whipped cream.
  • Cover with plastic wrap until ready to use.
  • Base crispy layer
  • In a bowl mix the praline , the melted milk chocolate, then the butter at room temperature, and then add the feuilletine.Spread a thin layer over the tart base and set aside.
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Thing (adapted from David Chang’s Momofuku Cookbook)
  • Place all the ingredients in a microwave proof bowl and microwave in 20 second intervals on high until the chocolate has melted.
  • Add the caramelized hazelnuts until ready to use.
  • Caramelized Hazelnuts
  • Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a heavy based pan and let the temperature reach 115c (using a candy thermometer)
  • Add the toasted hazelnuts and take the pan off the heat.
  • Mix the nuts until the texture changes to become sugary like and bring back the pan on the heat.
  • Mix carefully until the sugar turns into a golden caramel colour and place on a silpat or baking paper to cool.
  • Assembly
  • To assemble the tart, pipe hazelnut mousse on to the chocolate tart shell and then top with the Chocolate Hazelnut mixture (I used caramel flavored chocolate ganache), and a few caramelized hazelnuts.
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    Ahmed, this is another "must" for me, I love hazelnuts and nutella, and if you say this is one of the best you have tried, I believe you...!!! big 5 thanks for sharing!
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  • charpat 7 years ago
    What can I say? I know I will never make this, but it looks sublime, food of the Gods. You are never an Intermediate cook, I stand in awe.
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  • 22566 7 years ago
    I believe that this is the best tart that you have made so far.

    Great Recipe

    Wishing you and your family the best.

    Kindest of Regards

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  • elgourmand 7 years ago
    Well Ahmed, old friend, what's to say? I have to agree with nightkitchen and tinadc both. Then there is the fact that your creations are so over the top that I do not get to use my snappy repartee when commenting. Serious stuff this. You do know that soon we will run out of new adjectives to use on your offerings and begin to sound like a broken record; I hate that. It is a masterpiece but it obviously requires a Herculean effort. Do you have to work out to get in shape for something like this? Beauty mate, just beauty. RJ
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    " It was excellent "
    cholena ate it and said...
    Sounds yummy !!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmal ate it and said...
    Oh. My. God.

    Wow. This would cost me waaayy too much to make. I'd have to use corn flakes because I've never even heard of feuilletine. I can't even pronounce it. I had to copy and paste it. And nutella....mmmm. I love the fact that I need to do research when reading over your recipes. David Chang sounds awesome, and I checked out the food blog recommendation from your last one, which was great. Tinadc hit the nail right on the head- we're bakers, you're an artist. I will never, ever make this and am secretly annoyed that you tagged this as "easy", but I want to eat my screen. A thousand times, bravo.
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    " It was excellent "
    tinadc ate it and said...
    Now this is the difference between me and a proffessional pastry chef,,,,, I bake you create.....***** high 5
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    " It was excellent "
    hunnee ate it and said...
    wow this is a total keeper thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    sugarmama ate it and said...
    Chef, you did it again! This really looks sooo good... I can taste the glorious hazelnuts...hmmm... the candy is a favorite... for sure this will be a hit in your shop!
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    " It was excellent "
    nightkitchen ate it and said...
    Many steps, but it sounds fabulous (and professional). How are you, my friend?
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