HAZELNUT LITTLE PIES WITH CHOCO FILLING AND FRESH STRAWBERRIES (X6)
- 150 gr flour type 1 or Majorca
- 50 gr hazelnut/ almonds flour ( or grind hazelnuts or almonds)
- 80 gr brown sugar
- 120 gr butter (cold from the fridge and cut in little cubes)
- 2 egg yolks
- Pinch of salt
- Zest of a lemon
- 150 gr egg white
- 300 gr sugar
- 25 gr maizena
- 500 gr milk
- 200 gr strawberries (cut in quarters)
In a bowl, mix the flours with the butter until grainy. Add the egg yolks, the sugar, the pinch of salt and the lemon zest. Mix using your hands. When the dough starts to get together, continue working it on your counter. Knead it for about 10 minutes or until smooth and homogeneous. Make a ball out of it, wrap in in cling film and let it rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
Warm the milk up. In a bowl, mix the egg whites with the sugar until foamy. While mixing, add the maizena to it. Add the warm milk and keep on mixing with a whisk. Pour the mix back in a pot and set it on medium fire. Keep stirring (about 10 minutes) until you get a creamy consistency. Be aware that once the cream cools down it gets more solid and consistent! Transfer your cream in a bowl, cover with cling film (in contact with the cream), let it rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes and finally put it in the fridge until needed. When the dough has rested for 30 minutes, roll it out to a thickness of about 2 or 3 mm. Rub some butter in 6 small pie molds and sprinkle some flour on top. Cut the dough into 6 parts and lay each of it into a mold. Cover each of them with a piece of baking paper and fill them with dry legumes. Set the oven to 180° (no ventilation) and, once warm, cook your pies for 25 minutes. Remove the dry legumes and continue cooking for 5 more minutes. Let them cool down and remove them from their molds. Once cold, fill them with the chocolate filling and add the fresh strawberries.
- If you don’t have the small molds, you can definitely use the same recipe for a bigger pie!
- Use any type of fruit you like! Cherrys, raspberry, kiwi or peach!