Chocolate Caramel Tart Recipe

Chocolate caramel tartlets

  • makes 18
  • Easy

These individual chocolate caramel tartlets are made with chocolate pastry. They look stunning and you can make them ahead, perfect for a dinner party dessert

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Ingredients

PASTRY

  • plain flour 150g, plus a little extra for rolling out
  • cocoa 2 tbsp
  • light brown sugar 2 tbsp
  • unsalted butter 100g, cold and diced
  • egg 1 yolk mixed with 1-2 tbsp cold water

CHOCOLATE FILLING

  • caster sugar 50g
  • double cream 325ml
  • dark chocolate 200g
  • eggs 2 yolks, beaten

CHOCOLATE GANACHE

  • double cream 50ml
  • dark chocolate 100g
  • unsalted butter 25g
  • liquid glucose 1 tsp

TO DECORATE

  • white chocolate 75g

Method

  • Step 1

    To make the pastry, put the flour, cocoa, sugar, butter and a pinch of salt in the food processor. Pulse to breadcrumbs. add the egg mix and pulse until the pastry clumps together. Knead lightly to bring the dough into a ball then flatten into a disc, cover with clingfilm and chill for 1 hour.

  • Step 2

    Roll the pastry on a lightly floured work surface to 2mm thickness. Stamp out 18 × 8cm discs and use to line 2 jam tart tins. Prick the bases with a fork and chill for 20 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Heat the oven to 180c/fan 160c/gas 4 and put in a baking sheet. Line the tins with squares of tin foil and fill with baking beans. Blind bake on the baking sheet for 15 minutes, remove the foil and beans and bake for 2 minutes. Cool.

  • Step 4

    To make the filling, heat the sugar and 1 tbsp of water in a pan until the sugar dissolves then boil. Cook until the sugar takes on a deep amber colour. Take off the heat and add the double cream, it will bubble furiously. Return to the heat, bring slowly to the boil and stir until smooth.

  • Step 5

    Break the chocolate into a bowl and add the hot caramel cream. Allow to melt then gently stir until smooth and add the yolks. Stir until smooth and divide between the tart shells. Leave until cool and the filling has set.

  • Step 6

    To make the ganache, put all of the ingredients in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Melt the chocolate then stir until smooth and spoon a little over each tartlet to cover the filling. Leave to set.

  • Step 7

    Melt the white chocolate in a small bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Pour the melted white chocolate into a piping bag made from greaseproof paper, and drizzle lines and dots over each tartlet. Chill for 30 minutes.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 327
  • Fat 24.3g
  • Saturates 13.7g
  • Carbs 25.7g
  • Fibre 0.8g
  • Protein 3g
  • Salt 0.04g
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