As I told you before, I´m trying to help stray cats from Romania. We needed more space to get the cats of the streets of Bucarest. That´s why I looked for more people who would agree to foster a cat until we find a new home for the animal. That way I found Anna from Austria. She’s living in Berlin now where she studies Photography.
Anna is vegan as well so I asked her to cook with me. We decided to make Mozartkugeln (Mozart balls) which are delicious pralines made of green pistachio marzipan covered in a layer of nougat and dunked in a dark chocolate coating.
The Mozartkugel, originally known as the “Mozartbonbon”, was created by the Salzburg confectioner, Paul Fürst, in 1890 and named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. That delicious treats are the perfect christmas gift by the way! 🙂 Be sure to make a huge amount because they are gone very, very fast as they are more than delicious. 🙂
- 200 g marzipan
- 200 g nougat
- 25 g pistachios, roughly grounded
- 2 tablespoons kirschwasser/cherry brandy or cherry juice for a non-alcoholic version of mozart balls
- 150 g dark chocolate
- 100 g powdered sugar
Take the nougat and cut it into small pieces. Form each piece into a small nougat ball. Put into the fridge.
Mix the marzipan, half of the powdered sugar, the kirschwasser/cherry brandy (or cherry juice) and the grounded pistachios until you have a smooth paste.
Sprinkle your working surface with the rest of the powdered sugar. Form the marzipan dough into a long roll and cut it into as much pieces as you have nougat balls.
Flatten a marzipan piece. Take a nougat ball and cover it with with the marzipan layer. Bring it into ball shape again. Repeat with all the other balls.
Melt the dark chocolate carefully using a water bath.
With the help of a tooth pick dunk every marzipan-nougat ball into the chocolate.
Set aside to dry – on a tray covered with baking paper.
Carefully take out the tooth picks. Close the remaining whole with chocolate.