Mosaico

A Super Easy (No Bake) Dessert

 

This much loved polyonomous (Greek word for something with many names) dessert is usually found in Yiayia’s or Aunty Mary’s fridge. The ultimate Greek comfort dessert is known to Greeks as Μωσαικό (Mosaic), Κορμός (tree trunk), or Σαλάμι (salami). This ultra chocolatey, crunchy delight  is also sometimes served as a complimentary sweet treat at tavernas across Greece.

But if you can’t wait until your Greek Island Holiday.. HERE ..make it yourself!

 

Ingredients

  •          250g unsalted butter, melted
  •          200g icing sugar
  •          3 tbsp cocoa powder
  •          2 eggs (separate whites from yolks)
  •          2 tbsp cognac or orange juice
  •          1 tsp vanilla extract
  •          300g Petit beurre biscuits, crushed
  •          a pinch of salt
  •          a pinch of sugar

 

Method

  • Separate the eggs into whites and yolks
  • Add the egg whites, a pinch of salt and a pinch of sugar into a bowl
  • Whisk the egg whites until white and foamy
  • Add 35g icing sugar and whisk until the mixture is very thick and glossy and a long trailing peak forms when the whisk is lifted (think meringue)
  • In the meantime, melt the butter. Pour the melted butter into a large bowl, add the icing sugar, the cocoa powder, vanilla extract and whisk to combine
  • Add the egg yolks and keep whisking. Add the meringue mixture and blend with light circular movements
  • Finally, add the crushed biscuits and mix
  • Layer a rectangular baking cake tin with some plastic wrap and place in the mixture
  • Put in the fridge or the freezer for 1-2 hours
  • Take out from fridge, turn the form upside down onto a platter
  • Remove the plastic wrap and cut into slices
  •  Store in your own fridge. No need to find a Greek Yiayia. Enjoy xx