There’s Always Time For S’mores

S’mores Chocolate Tart
Gluten Free and Vegan, Nut and Coconut Free

Well its a cold and snowy start to the year here in the UK so finding a recipe to give you that hug and comfort was something I wanted to achieve this week

With the country in Lock down 3 we certainly need this 😳😳

So its time to give you sonthing that may give you a new skill…….vegan merigue marshmallow topping

Vegan / Eggless and gelatin Marshmallow doesn’t come cheap when shop bought , so I, giving you a easy version, using my trusty tin of leftover water from the tin of Chickpeas …..aka Aquafaba

This tart is all you could possibly need to make your desert dreams come true

You can use gluten free and vegan shop bought Digestive Biscuits, Graham Crackers or use my trusty recipe for digestive biscuits and make it all toally from scratch

https://clarescauldron.com/2019/06/08/the-intolerant-digestive-biscuit/

A layer of biscuit crumb , thick chocolate ganache and dreamy marshmallow topping ….. you cant get better than that !!!

This recipe once again has been adapted from Tessa Huff aka Style Sweet and her Icing on The Cake Book and a challenge in my baking group this month

Once again Tessa has kindly allowed me to share my mutilated recipe with you allπŸ™ŠπŸ˜πŸ™ˆ

Only advise I give is to make your aquafaba sugar syrup the evening before and rest it in the fridge…it then whips up a dream

So lets crack on its really easy honest 😍😍😍😍

You really do want some of this 😍😍😍

S'mores Chocolate Tart GF, DF V

Crunchy Base, Chocolate Centre and a Pillow of Vegan Meringue Topping


Tart is made in an 8 in 20 cm loose bottomed tart tin
Aquafaba sugar syrup needs to be made the day before and stored in the fridge to thicken


Ingredients

  • 240 g Digestive Biscuits or Grahams Crackers Gluten Free and Vegan or whatever is required
  • 100 g Vegan Butter ( I used flora plant based unsalted )
  • 4 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • – – – – – – – The Ganache
  • 320 g Chocolate ( I used Plamil Foods / So free check for GF V Properties )
  • 80 ml Soy Milk ( Almond can be used if preferred )
  • 50 g Vegan Butter (I used Flora Plant based unsalted )
  • ——— The Marshmallow Topping
  • 150 ml Aquafaba ( two tins of chickpeas 400 g tins , bean juice strained off )
  • 110 g Granulated White Sugar
  • 110 g Icing / Confectioners Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ——–


Directions

  1. Pre heat your oven to 160 C fan / 175 C Standard / 350 F
  2. With a rolling pin or in a food processor take the digestives / graham crackers to a fine crumb
  3. Add them the cinnamon, and sugar and stir until evenly combined
  4. Melt the vegan butter in the microwave on ten second bursts or on the hob until liquefied do not boil
  5. Tip the mixture into the tart tin and starting with the sides and using a straight sided glass press the crumb to the sides on the tin and the bottom until evenly spread and packed nicely …..be patient !!
  6. Bake for 10 minutes
  7. Leave to cool on a wire rack before filling
  8. Make the AQUAFABA SYRUP

  9. Place the Aquafaba and Granulated Sugar in a large pan
  10. Once it starts to boil, turn it down to where its not going to erupt ( it can that friend’s an expert πŸ™Š) a light boil and boil for 4 minutes
  11. Take off the heat and cool, I do this is a sink of cold water…..but make sure you leave a spoon in it it can tip up πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ
  12. It needs to be completely cold for the marshmallow frosting, I advise to leave in fridge overnight

    THE GANACHE

  13. Heat the milk and vegan butter in a microwave or pan until just before boil
  14. Break up the chocolate into small pieces
  15. Pour the milk mixture over the chocolate and leave for 30 seconds….stir until it starts to combine….it will look ‘off’ when you start keep stirring
  16. If it doesn’t all melt in zap in the microwave 5 second intervals until glossy. Or over a simmering pan of water with a well fitting bowl on the top on hob
  17. Leave the ganache to cool a little…10 minutes
  18. Poor into the tart case and leave to set in the fridge
  19. MAKE THE MARSHMALLOW

  20. Whip the Aquafaba Sugar syrup with a balloon whisk on high speed for 4 minutes until its increased in volume
  21. In a bowl mix the Cream of tartar and xanthan gum with one tablespoon of the icing sugar
  22. Add to the Aquafaba mixture one teaspoon at a time whilst still whipping with the balloon
  23. Once the Aquafaba increases in stickiness and glossiness start adding the rest of the Icing sugar a tablespoon at a time , until the marshmallow is stiff and glossy
  24. Using a blowtorch, do your stuff πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  25. ( can be dome under the grill/broiler ?? On high for a few seconds to brown )
  26. Serve and enjoy
  27. Will last in the fridge for 5 days covered….remove half an hour before serving.

So there you go, its really really a construction job

It went down so well in The Cauldron it didn’t last long , even the non intolerant one in the household couldn’t get enough, it was gone in two evenings !!!!

I can see this being rolled out quite a few times in the up and coming weeks !!

Lockdown Pants required πŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™Š

So best give you some more shots to wet your appetite a little more , and get you geared up to make this happen …..because I really know you want too 😜😜😜

There just has to be at least one flatlay !!!
Or Maybe two 😜😜😜😜
Ready and waiting for the owner πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
The Ultimate #crumbporn !!! Just look at that Marshmallow Pillow !!

So there you go I’m done for another week and hopefully we will have another date next Saturday with something fresh and new for you to try

I’m a little behind this week due to some side effects of my Covid vaccination, but all necessary for both my lupus health and my day job , so will russle up something hopefully when I’m feeling a little better

But no pain no gain on this one and I’m more than happy to be well off par

I’m desperate to get back in the kitchen that’s for sure

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Bye for nowπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Author: clarescauldron

UK first time blogger. Intolerance baking is my passion. Hobbiest but a tad obsessedπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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