For the pastry
8oz (225g) plain flour + a little extra to flour your work surface
4oz (115g) cooking margarine
2 dessert spoons castor sugar
2-3 tablespoons of cold water (fill a little ramekin or mug with water)
For the chocolate tart
100g good quality (70% cocoa solids) dark chocolate, broken into pieces
20g unsalted butter
150g double cream
preparation 2 mins • you cook for 25 mins •
Makes 2 individual tarts
Watch a 30 second preview of my cook-along video below
Chocolate ganache is that lovely gooey stuff that posh chocolate truffles are made of. That's what goes into this tart! Wonderfully light, home made pastry and chocolate ganache. This is a serious dessert for serious chocolate lovers. And even better, it's dead simple to make. This is a four part recipe (but really easy!). In part one we make the pastry. In part two we prepare the tart cases and bake them. In part three we trim the tart cases and melt the chocolate. In part four we assemble the tart.
Food processor to make the pastry
Food bag or clingfilm to chill the pastry
2 x 10cm fluted tart tins (greased & lined with baking parchment)
4 x circular disks of baking parchment. (Draw round the base of your tin. 2 are for lining, 2 are for blind baking)
Baking beans or anything heavyish and oven proof (marbles, rice)
Large glass mixing bowl
Small saucepan that the mixing bowl can sit on
Palate knife would be useful but not essential
Spoon to stir
Before you start, have the pastry ingredients out, your food processor plugged in and click here!
Before you start preheat your oven to 180c. Take the pastry out the fridge, have a clear surface, your rolling pin ready and the plain flour out. Now click here!
Before you start, remove the baking beans and the disk of parchment paper from the tart cases. Have your small saucepan on the hob, filled with an inch of barely simmering water. Have the chocolate and butter next to your mixing bowl at the hob and click here!
Before you start, take the chocolate off the heat, take your cases out the fridge, have the cream ready and click here!