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Sweet Nachos

Sweet Nachos

Now, it’s never possible to have too much of a good thing, so why stop at savoury nachos? The following is my version of sweet nachos. They’re particularly good for BBQs, a great share plate for a movie night, and perfect for bonfire night. Just like the savoury version, these can also be adapted to your personal taste. I’ve also included 3 alternative sweet-nacho combos below, which make equally good dessert pyramids. 

Recipe

Serves 6

Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 6 Small flour tortillas (no more than 14cm diameter)
  • 2 tbsp Butter, melted
  • 1 ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 100g Caster sugar
  • 50g Mini marshmallows
  • 50g Chilli chocolate
  • 50g White chocolate
  • 35g Chopped hazelnuts
  • 200g Double cream, with 1 tsp vanilla bean paste, whisked to soft peaks
  • 50g Salted caramel sauce
  • 200g Strawberries, hulled and chopped into chunks
  • 100g Raspberries
  • 20g Coco nibs
  • 20g Popping candy

For the coulis

  • 200g Strawberries
  • 30g Caster sugar

Serve with raspberry compote and mango sorbet

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Brush a baking tray lightly with the melted butter.
  2. Place one tortilla onto a chopping board and brush lightly with the melted butter, ensuring it’s covered all over. Place another tortilla on top of the buttered one and brush it with butter. Continue with the others until you have a stack of buttered tortillas.
  3. Take a large knife and cut the pile in half. Then cut each half in half again, and repeat twice more so you have 8 tortilla stacks.
  4. In a bowl mix the cinnamon and sugar. Separate the tortilla stacks so that each chip is a single layer and arrange the chips on the buttered tray. Sprinkle the chips with the cinnamon sugar so each one is evenly coated
  5. Put the chips in the oven for 6-10 minutes, until they’re crisp and slightly brown.
  6. To check if the chips are done test the edges to see if they are crisp and dry. The middle may be slightly softer, but they’ll crisp up as they dry. If the middles don’t crisp up once out of the oven, place back into the oven for 2-3 minutes. Once the crisps are done place them to one side and leave them to cool.
  7. Meanwhile, break up the two chocolates into chunks and put into two separate heatproof bowls. Place each over a pan of water on a medium, heat and leave to melt gently.
  8. Whilst waiting for the chocolates to melt, make the strawberry coulis. Place the strawberries and the sugar in a pan over a medium heat with 25ml water. Heat gently until the strawberries have collapsed and have released their juice. Blend the mixture with a hand blender to create a smooth mixture (you can also sieve the mixture if you want to remove the pips, but it’s not essential). Pour the coulis into a small jug and place to one side.
  9. Begin to assemble the nachos by scattering half the chips on a plate or baking tray lined with baking paper (whatever you want to serve it on). Drizzle with a little of the chocolate, and scatter with nuts, strawberries, caramel sauce and marshmallows. Pile the rest of the chips on top in a pyramid shaped pile. Top with the rest of the marshmallows and strawberries. (If you have a blow torch you can now quickly blast the marshmallows to caramelise them). Dollop the cream in blobs around the stack, drizzle with the rest of the caramel and chocolate and top with the rest of the hazelnuts, the cocoa nibs and popping candy. Serve immediately with the coulis and any ice cream or sorbet you wish.

Alternatives

  1. Tropical – Make the nacho chips the same way as above, but without the cinnamon. Then top with chopped mango, pineapple, coconut chips, whisked vanilla cream, dark chocolate and passion fruit.
  2. Banoffee – Top the cinnamon chips with maple syrup, whipped cream, chopped banana, chocolate chips and pecan praline (made by mixing pecans with caramel and adding a pinch of salt. Leave to cool on baking paper and then break up into small pieces).
  3. Caramel apple – Top the cinnamon chips with chopped up apples ( a mix of granny smith and royal gala is particularly good), salted caramel sauce, chopped up snicker bars, peanuts, and vanilla ice cream.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy the recipe. Any questions or comments dont hesitate to contact me. Look out for my next post!

Emma x

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