Happy Mother’s Day to all Mums out there! Hope your day was lovely!
For our Mother’s Day high tea, I whipped up a choc tart for the first time. It was delicious and I will re-name it Wicked Chocolate Tart due to the bitter-sweet balance and melt-in-your-mouth filling with oozing centre. And it’s super easy! Here is the recipe.
Wicked Chocolate Tart
Ingredients for pastry:
1 cup plain flour, sifted
1/3 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup almond meal
125g chilled unsalted butter, coarsely chopped
1 free range egg yolk
Ingredients for chocolate filling:
200g dark chocolate containing at least 70% cacao
1 1/2 tbs custard powder
2 tbs caster sugar
1 cup light milk
300ml light cream
4 free range egg yolks
To make pastry –
Process flour, icing sugar, cacao powder, almond meal and butter in a food processor until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add egg yolk and continue processing until just combined. Transfer mixture onto a floured surface and knead with love until smooth. But do not over-knead! Shape pastry into a round flat disk, cover with cling wrap and rest it in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Roll pastry between two baking papers. Grease (with canola spray oil) and line the base and sides of a round fluted tart tin or baking dish. Gently place pastry into tin and trim the edges. Rest in the fridge for another 20 minutes.
Line pastry with baking paper, fill with weights and blind bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove weights and bake for another 5-7 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 150°C.
To make filling –
Combine together custard powder, sugar and yolks in a medium saucepan. Add the chocolate, milk and cream and cook over low heat. Whisk for at least 5 minutes until chocolate completely melts, mixture is thicken and is smooth and even.
Transfer mixture into the pastry case and bake for 25 minutes, until filling is just set. Remove from oven and set aside to cool completely. Chill in the fridge or quickly in the freezer.
* For an extra wicked tart, sift cacao powder on top.
* Serve with strawberries and cream and enjoy with loved ones.