Grace’s Weekend Bakes #4

Heya, happy friday!

I hope last weeks’ Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake tasted delicious! Today’s recipe is an indulgent Chocolate Tart, perfect for the weekend 🙂

Enjoy!

G xx


 

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My Indulgent Chocolate Tart

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Cooking temp: 200ºc/ Gas Mark 6/ 390F

Ingredients:

  • 225g / 8 oz ground almonds
  • 225g / 8 oz butter, softened
  • 225g / 8 oz caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
  • 75g / 2½ milk chocolate, grated
  • 3 tbsp plain flour icing sugar for dusting

For The Pastry:

  • 100g / 3½ oz butter, cubed and chilled
  • 200g / 7oz plain flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar

dough

 

Method:

  1. First make the pastry. Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Stir in just enough cold water to bring the pastry together into a pliable dough then chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°c (180°c fan)/ Gas Mark 6 / 390F
  4. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface and use it to line a 23cm (9in) round tart case. Prick the pastry with a fork, line with cling film and fill with baking beans or rice.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes then remove the cling film and baking beans.
  6. Whisk together the almonds, butter, sugar, eggs, cocoa, chocolate and flour until smoothly whipped, then spoon the mixture into the pastry case.
  7. Bake the tart for 25 minutes or until the filling is cooked through and the pastry is crisp underneath.
  8. Dust the tart with a little cocoa or icing sugar and serve hot or cold.

 

Top Tip – Try serving the tart with orange sorbet for a refreshing accompaniment.

Enjoy!

Comment if you liked the recipe and also other other types of bakes you want to see on Fridays 🙂

xxx

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