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Chocolate tart

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Impress your dinner party guests with this delicious chocolatey tart.  You can serve hot with ice cream or cold with cream. It also uses Half spoon sugar so it is better for you too!

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:6
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the pastry

For the filling

  • 150g 5⅜ oz Dark chocolate chips (we use Silver Spoon Create)
  • 150ml 5⅛ fl oz Double cream
  • 1 1 Egg yolk(s) (free range)
  • 2 2 Egg white(s) (free range)
  • 50g 1⅞ oz Half Spoon granulated sugar Half Spoon granulated sugar
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Brandy

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Sieve the flour and, sugar and salt into a large bowl and add the cold butter and rub in with your fingertips to achieve a coarse breadcrumb texture.

     

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  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Add one tablespoon of water a little at a time and mix with a knife until the pastry starts to come together. if you need a bit more than add another splash of water. Use your hands to bring the pastry together into ball. Knead on a lightly floured surface to make a smooth ball, then wrap in cling film and leave to rest in the fridge for at least 30 mins.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Water
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Heat the oven to 220°c (fan 200°c, gas mark 7). Roll out the pastry until large enough to line the base and sides of a 20cm round tin. Line the tin, then place a circle of baking parchment inside, fill with baking beans and bake for 10 minutes.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Remove the paper and beans and cook for a further 5 minutes until golden and crisp. Reduce the oven temperature to 180°c, (fan 160°c, gas mark 4)

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    To make the filling melt the chocolate and then allow to cool for 5 minutes. Stir the egg yolk, brandy and cream into the cooled chocolate and stir until smooth.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 150g 5⅜ oz Dark chocolate chips (we use Silver Spoon Create)
    • 1 1 Egg yolk(s) (free range)
    • 1tbsp 1tbsp Brandy
    • 150ml 5⅛ fl oz Double cream
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Whisk the egg whites in a clean grease free bowl then whisk in the half spoon sugar. Fold egg whites mixture into the chocolate mixture with a large metal spoon.

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  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Pour the mixture into the baked flan case and return to the oven for ten minutes until just set, but it should still have a slight wobble in the centre.