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Beignets Tiramisu Chocolate Ganache

Beignets Tiramisu with chocolate Ganache | halfbakedharvest.com

Ingredients

Beignets

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3-4 cups bread flour
  • canola oil, for deep-frying
  • powdered sugar, for sprinkling

Tiramisu

  • 16 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons kahlua
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups strong brewed coffee (you will not use it all)
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped

Ganache

  • 4 1/2 ounces (about 3/4 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk or heavy cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • coconut whipped cream

INSTRUCTIONS

How to make Beignets

  1. To make the Beignets, mix the yeast, sugar and water in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Let sit for 10 minutes and allow the yeast to proof, it will foam up. Once the yeast is ready add the eggs, salt, heavy cream and melted butter.
  2. Add 2 1/2 cups of flour and mix on medium until combined. Continue adding the remaining 1/2 cup of flour slowly until it’s all incorporated. Dough will be sticky. At this point begin adding a tablespoon of flour at a time until the dough pulls away from the sides and forms a smooth ball (about 4-6 minutes). If you don’t have a mixer or would rather knead the dough with you hands, place the dough on a floured surface and knead until smooth, adding a little more flour as needed (about 8-10 minutes). The dough may still be a bit sticky, but shouldn’t be overly so.
  3. Spray a bowl with cooking spray and place the dough inside, cover with some plastic wrap on top. Let rise for 2 hours in a warm spot. I like to turn my oven on to the lowest temperature for about a minute and then immediately turn it off again. Then I place the bowl in the warm oven.
  4. When the dough is ready place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out into a square or rectangle. Roll to 1/4 inch thick. Use a pizza cutter, knife or pastry cutter to cut into 3×3 inch squares (about 25 squares).
  5. Place a deep, heavy bottom pot on the stove and add enough oil to fill the pot about 1 to 1 1/2 inches deep. Turn the burner to medium and preheat the oil to 350 degrees F. I would recommend using an instant read thermometer so you know the exact temperature at all times.
  6. Once the oil is ready, fry 4-6 at time depending on the size of your pot. Use the slotted spoon to flip them over every 30 seconds. Fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown on both sides. If they are taking longer than 3 minutes to brown you need to turn your burner up and make sure your oil is at the correct temperature. Remove with slotted spoon and place on paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining squares. Dust the warm beignets with powdered sugar on both sides.
  7. To assemble the tiramisu, combine the mascarpone, powdered sugar, kahlua and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer on medium speed until creamy, about 1 minute.
  8. Add the heavy cream to a separate bowl and beat on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture, set aside.
How to make ganache
  1. To make the ganache, in a microwave safe bowl add the chocolate and coconut milk (or heavy cream). Microwave on high for 30 second intervals, stirring between each until melted. Once melted stir in the vanilla extract.
How to serve
  1. Add the coffee to a shallow bowl and dip about 18-20 of the beignets in the coffee, submerging them completely and then allow any excess coffee to drip back into the bowl. Chop the beignets into bite size squares.
  2. To assemble add a layer of coffee dipped beignets to the bottom of your serving glasses. Spread a layer of the mascarpone over the beignets and then a layer of the ganache. Sprinkle on the chopped chocolate. Repeat the layers until all the ingredients have been used (I got three layers for an 8 ounce glass). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.
  3. Garnish each individual tiramisu with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and a beignet. Serve!
  4. To make this in a 9x13 inch baking dish, arrange the half the beignets a single layer on the bottom of the dish. Spread one-third of the mascarpone mixture over the beignets and spread half the ganache over top that. Add the remaining beignets and arrange on top. Spread the remaining mascarpone mixture on top and the remaining ganache. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Cut into pieces and serve with coconut whipped cream and the remaining beignets.
 
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