Sunday, 17 March 2013

Molten Chocolate tart

So we're back in the countryside! Although unfortunately the weather has been pretty poor.. So, we thought the best idea was to bake something delicious instead. I went round to my lovely friends Phoebe & Henri and we had a root around to see what we would whip up!

We finally uncovered some shortcrust pastry and chocolate and thought this mouthwatering recipe would be the perfect affair to make on the rainy afternoon, so here goes..

200 grams of melted chocolate (dark or milk).. or both!
50 grams of plain flour
4 eggs
75 grams of melted butter
100 grams of golden caster sugar
Ready made shortcrust pastry

and a ridged tart tin.

Before you start, pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.

We used Jus-rol ready made pastry but if you're feeling ambitious you can make your own.. in my opinion its just as good ready made and is much less hassle.

Remove from packaging, dust with plenty of flour and roll out flat..

Lay onto the tin and trim to fit.

And if you're careful you should end up with something that looks a bit like this..

The pastry now needs to be cooked in the oven for 12 minutes. Add some baking beans on top of some baking paper to prevent the pastry from rising, if you don't have baking beans rice works well as an alternative!

Whist the pastry is in the oven its time to make the filling.. this is the easy part. Simply mix together the eggs, flour, sugar and butter and add 3/4 of the melted chocolate.

Melt the chocolate in a bain marie to prevent it from overcooking & burning. 

After adding 3/4 of the chocolate beat together until even in colour..

When the 6 minutes are up get the pastry out the oven and add the chocolate mix..

Pour the mixture out until smooth and even all over... 

Place back in the oven for 10 minutes or until set! 

The excitement was building!! Meanwhile Henri & Lola had a cuddle by the aga..

After 10 minutes the tart should be set and look something like this..

We're not done yet! For the topping add the remainder of the melted chocolate..

Pour over the top and spread evenly..

And dust with cocoa!

I may have got carried away licking the chocolate off the spoon..

And drizzle with MORE chocolate..

It should be beautifully soft, sweet and silky, compared with the crumbly shortcrust pastry..

Look at it glisten in the light..

We couldn't wait much longer, we HAD to dig in!

The perfect dessert for any chocoholic!


Henri certainly enjoyed herself..!

This recipe is partiality rich, so I'd advise serving with ice cream or milk..

We polished off our slices rather quickly!

This is the perfecctt dish to serve guests at a dinner party, or like us for filling a rainy afternoon with chocolaty goodness.

Let me know how you get on.. enjoy! 

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