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Chocolate tart with ice cream on a plate
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Chocolate Tart Recipe

A decadent chocolate tart recipe to impress friends and family.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: chocolate, tart

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 125 gm butter chopped, cold
  • 2 Tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk plus 2 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1/3 cup cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup thickened cream
  • 200 gm dark chocolate melted
  • vanilla ice cream to serve

Instructions

  • Process flour, butter, and icing sugar and butter until the mixture is well combined. It will start to clump together and look like breadcrumbs.
  • Add water and egg yolk and mix until dough forms. Add more water if it’s a little dry.
  • Knead dough on a floured board until smooth.
  • Make a ball out of the pastry, wrap with cling wrap and refrigerate for at least a ½ hour until thoroughly chilled.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C (fan-forced) and grease a 24cm fluted tin.
  • Roll pastry until about 5mm thick and line the bottom and sides of the tin. Cut excess from the top using a knife then refrigerate for another ½ hour.
  • Line pastry with baking paper and fill with pie weights. If you don’t have weights you can use rice which also works well.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes then remove the weights and paper. Continue baking until golden in colour (about 5 minutes).
  • Set pastry aside to cool and reduce oven temperature to 140°C (fan-forced).
  • To make filling beat egg yolks, caster sugar, and eggs. Gently fold in chocolate and cream until combined.
  • Pour filling into the pastry case and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until just set.
  • Refrigerate until chilled then serve with vanilla ice cream.