This has been a recipe that I have been wanting to try since watching Rosemary Shrager bake one at The Cake and Bake Show
It also gave me an idea for an Easter bake with a hidden treat. Joseph asked me to bake a chocolate treat so this was perfect.
The recipe that I have done today is Rosemary Shrager's Rich and Creamy Chocolate Tart out of her latest book Bakes, Cakes and Puddings
I have followed the original recipe, more or less, but have just given it an Easter twist!
This is what I did...
Hidden Mini Egg Chocolate Tart
275g plain flour
150g butter, cubed
80g icing sugar
25g cocoa powder
225g dark chocolate, with min 60% cocoa solids
400mls double cream
25g icing sugar
Cadburys mini eggs
1 - Sift the flour, icing sugar and cocoa powder into a large mixing bowl
2 - Add the cubed butter and rub in with your fingers until you have a breadcrumb consistency
3 - Stir in the egg and 1tbsp of water
4 - Once you have a rough dough add the other tbsp of water and bring together to form a ball
5 - Wrap in cling film and place in the fridge for at least an hour
6 - Pre heat the oven to 180C
7 - Remove the pastry from the fridge and roll out on a lightly floured top
8 - Line a loose bottomed flan tin with the pastry, trim the edges
9 - Prick the base with a fork and line with baking paper and fill with baking beans
10 - Place in the pre heated oven and blind bake for 20 minutes, then remove the beans and baking paper, return to the oven for 5 minutes then remove and cool
11 - To make the ganache melt the butter and chocolate in a glass bowl over simmering water
12 - Once the chocolate and butter have melted place on one side to cool
13 - Whisk the cream with the icing sugar, pour in the melted chocolate and butter and mix until you have a smooth ganache
14 - Spoon in a layer of the ganache into the pastry base and add some of the mini eggs around the edge and a second ring further in
15 - Spoon on the remaining ganache and decorate with more mini eggs, place in the fridge to chill for at least 3 hours
Remove from the fridge when you ready to serve. This rich dessert will please any chocolate lover and is perfect for this time of year! With the added surprise of mini eggs running through the tart this really is a special Easter treat!
*Note* if you have any remaining tart return to the fridge and you will be able to enjoy some more the following day!
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