Oblatne with Chocolate Cream

by Caterina Borg, Good Food Gourmet on April 15, 2010

As a Pastry Chef, I am always on the look out for new and interesting desserts. I recently came across one called Oblatne (Oh-blaht-nee). It is a no bake dessert that is made with large sheets of waffles (just like ice cream cones but in sheets), layered with a very rich chocolate cream. I believe that it is traditionally made with the chocolate cream, but you can use just about anything to fill them…like custard, peanut butter, nutella, melted chocolate, butter & jam, etc… The packages of the waffles look like this…

And they come in 2 different size packs. One with super large sheets and another about the size of a half sheet pan. You can find them at international grocery stores that sell items from the Balkans, because this is a dessert that is generally found in Croatia and Serbia.  I found mine at Minos Imports in Chicago. They have an online store and I ordered them from there. There are many bakeries that make this dessert, so make sure to do some research online. They look like like an ice cream cone but in a sheet, like this …

I made the chocolate cream and layered 4 sheets one on top of the other, and then dusted the top layer with cocoa powder. You can also make a chocolate ganache and pour it on the top for a shinier finish. Since this is a no bake dessert, it is perfect to make with the little ones, because there is no fear of them getting burned. Just be careful when you are using the water bath to heat the yolks and the sugar when making the cream. It is really delicious and something that I will try again. The waffle sheet is not sweet, so if you would rather make a savory item, you definitely could! The chocolate cream recipe is…

10 yolks (6.5 oz)

7 oz granulated sugar

4 oz dark chocolate, melted

11 oz unsalted butter, room temperature

Put the yolks and sugar together in a mixing bowl and whip together until well incorporated. It should look like this before you heat on the double boiler…

Put the bowl on top of a pot with hot water to heat yolks, melt sugar and whip air into it until fluffly. The bowl with the yolks should not touch the hot water. My set up looked like this…

After I continued to whip the yolks and got the temp up to 140°F, the yolks looked like this…

I then put them on the mixer with the wire whisk and let the mixer whip the yolks until they were cool with slight ribbons falling from the wire whip, like this…

Then I added the melted chocolate and whipped some more until it was cool enough again, it looked like this…

Then I added the butter slowly until it came together as a rich, silky smooth chocolate cream that is simply indescribably delicious. It looked like this…

Then, I took a sheet of the waffle and put an even, thin layer of chocolate all over…it looked like this…

Then I repeated the same thing with another 3 waffle sheets (4 total), and had enough cream for the top layer. I then dusted it with cocoa, refrigerated it and cut it into small rectangular pieces (about 3″ x 1.5″) that were very easy to hold and gobble up. You can cut these into smaller bite size squares and serve as a mini pastry. They are easy and delicious!

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avatar Angela Losani January 7, 2011 at 8:22 p

Hello,
I live in Rome and am desperately searching for Oblatne sheets, can you kindly help me?
All I find are American sites but the shipping is very expensive…
HELP!!!!
Thank you!

avatar Caterina Borg, Good Food Gourmet January 9, 2011 at 2:19 p

I’m sorry but I don’t know of any European companies that sell the oblatne sheets. I know that this dessert is from Croatia and Serbia, so there must be places that sell them in Europe….you may just need to keep searching online. Good Luck!

avatar Maria Springer/Maja's Kitchen April 6, 2012 at 9:25 p

Angela….Austrians and Germans use “Oblatten” as well……I am sure there are either Austrian or German specialty stores in Rome…..or find a German or Austrian pastry shop….see if they have them and use them….maybe they would be willing to sell you a packet or two…..

avatar Caterina Borg, Good Food Gourmet April 7, 2012 at 10:57 p

Thank you Maria! xo

avatar Sasha July 11, 2013 at 2:26 p

Hello,
Thank you for posting this delicious looking recipe! I too am looking for the oblatne sheets, but I live in Baltimore, MD. Do you know anywhere on the mideast that sells them?

Thank you!
~Sasha

avatar Caterina Borg, Good Food Gourmet July 16, 2013 at 10:47 p

Hi Sasha, thanks for writing in! Yes, you can find them online at a few different places, just search ‘oblatne sheets’, hope that helps!

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