A rich and indulgent chocolate tart recipe that’s perfect with vanilla ice cream.
This is one of my favourite desserts. It’s simple to make. I can’t remember ever having a fail with this recipe. The pastry is homemade and the chocolate filling is to die for.
The history of chocolate tarts goes a long way back. Below is a recipe from 1837 which comes from this book. The recipe hasn’t changed that much – it’s hard to improve on an already delicious dessert.
A few tips to make your chocolate tart better
I recommend avoiding cheap dark chocolate for the filling. It may cost you a couple of extra dollars to buy a premium brand but it’s worth it.
For the ice cream, you can buy your favourite brand from the supermarket if you’re in a hurry. If you can make your own vanilla ice cream using this recipe you’ll have some happy guests. Guaranteed.
You’ll notice the ice cream has a red powder sprinkled on it. This is sumac. Traditionally used for savoury Middle Eastern dishes, this spice has a real flavour kick. I use it occasionally to “create a diversion” from the sweetness of the ice cream and tart. It has a salty flavour and I like it with ice cream but I suggest you do a taste test first as it won’t be for everyone. Read more about sumac here.