errine is a term that actually has two meanings. So,terrine is a cooking dish – a deep rectangular clay, ceramic, glass or cast iron pan that usually has a fitting lid. The literal translation of terrine in French is a “large earthenware pot”. But, terrine is also a dish that is cooked in a cooking dish called terrine! Confusing, I know, but – delicious!
The most popular terrines are made of layers of meat, fish, with addition of vegetables. This meal, however, can also be luxurious and made of foie gras and truffles! So, what is so special about terrine? Well, it’s the slow cooking in bain-marie! The resulting dish is soft, moist and full of flavor. It can be served either in its container or sliced with appropriate accompaniments of salads, pickles, and bread.
The origins of the cooked dish are without any doubt French, who are masters of the terrine. Naturally, they couldn’t make just one type of terrine, no! So apart from the traditional forcemeat terrine, there is also a liver terrine, foie gras terrine, and even vegetable terrine!
As it was to be expected, sweetness lovers were not to be left behind, no! Naturally, our terrine has absolutely nothing in common with the traditional one – except the look, so don’t worry – there will be no meat or vegetables in our recipes! And – there you have it – nowdays we have – say – tropical sorbet terrine, passion fruit and vanilla terrine, strawberry yogurt terrine, ice cream terrine and so on and so forth! The list is endless! However, today, I’ll stick to an ingredient that we all love deeply – one and only – chocolate, and make delicious chocolate and hazelnut terrine! If you are a fan of this flavor combination, check my , or , they are all delicious!
Mini Chocolate and Hazelnut Terrine
First I will make hazelnut sable cookies that will be the base of my terrines. Then I will make terrine mixture which is super easy. I will fill my silicone mold and bake terrines in bain-marie. If you don’t have a silicone mold, you can bake your terrine in a large loaf pan, just double the baking time. Finnaly, to decorate my terrine I will make white chocolate whipped ganache. My mini chocolate and hazelnut terrine is simply delicious, yet deliciously simple to make – just watch my video and see for yourself! OK, let’s get busy and make some cute, elegant and scrumptious mini chocolate and hazelnut terrines!
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