Say hello to another Lord of the Rings dessert.
It’ll be easier, because unlike the last one, this one actually has recognizable eyes!
From the second movie of The Lord of the Rings trilogy- The Two Towers, here is my rendition of an Ent.
What is an Ent?
Very simply- a talking, walking, Middle-earth inhabiting tree.
Here’s an Ent from the movie.
Mine’s cuter, right?
The best part is this tart doesn’t taste like tree at all.
It’s quite yummy actually.
I’m assuming not all of you are going to drop everything you’re doing and run off to make a tart that looks like an old tree. So I’ll give you a brief version of the recipe. Just holler in the comments below if you want anything explained in more detail.
I made my basic pie crust.
Topped it with a coffee-cream filling.
Over that went a semi-solid ganache that I shaped into a generic tree bark.
I used brown icing for the eyes and used a fork for some texture over the ganache.
I also made chocolate leaves!
This is easier than you think.
I melted white chocolate and coloured it green. Then I washed some real leaves and coated the reverse side with the green melted chocolate.
After about an hour in the fridge, I simply peeled off the real leaf and was left with gorgeous, bright green, white chocolate leaves.
I think the chocolate leaves will look rather smashing on cupcakes. What do you think?