Chocolate Pistachio Pizzazz

Chocolate Pistachio Pizzazz | bluebirdsunshine

Chocolate Pistachio Pizzazz | bluebirdsunshineSemi final week of the Great British Bake Off saw the bakers take on baklava, schichttorte and entremets. Deciding what to bake wasn’t too tough. I love baklava but I’ve made it before and didn’t fancy having a tray of it to hand. It’s one sweet that I can’t eat a lot of. I know, madness. And, sorry, but the schichttorte did not look appealing. Dry pancakes stacked together. Ew. So it had to be an entremet. I actually quite fancied taking on the challenge, after making a gateaux opera last year I was keen to try my hand at another layered patisserie bake.

Last year’s Masterchef Australia challenged the contestants to make Kirsten Tibball’s Eve and I thought at the time it looked amazing. Chocolate and pistachio – win win! I changed the ingredients to the crispy base slightly (hazelnuts and speculoos or Lotus spread as well as flaked almonds) and added a chocolate ganache topping because really it needed another chocolate layer (ahem).

2 days and 725g of chocolate later, and with a little help (‘I just stirring mummy, promise’) from my girl, I had myself 2 individual chocolate pistachio pizzazz (pizzazzes? pizzazzi?) and an enormous tin as well that will probably serve 10. Entremets anyone?

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Green pistachio dacquoise mixture had a hint of the Halloween about it.

Pistachio dacquoise | bluebirdsunshine

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Shine loved painting the dacquoise with raspberry jam.

Bowl of chocolate | bluebirdsunshine

Girl with Chocolate bowl | bluebirdsunshine

I’m just looking with my eyes, Mummy“. Hmm, not so sure about that.

Spoon of chocolate cremeux | bluebirdsunshine

I love whoever it is who invented chocolate cremeux.

chocolate pistachio pizzazz | bluebirdsunshine

Looking on the inside, top to bottom: chocolate ganache, chocolate cremeux, pistachio dacquoise and a crispy praline biscuit base.


Do you want to bake along with the Great Bloggers Bake Off? Check out the rules over with Mummy Mishap, the artist otherwise known as Jenny Berry by clicking the cupcake below.

Great Bloggers Bake Off 2014

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