I like chocolate tarts but they are usually too rich for my taste. I found this recipe on
I usually use the food processor for doughs. You may want to invest in one if you don't have one. No more buttery hands!
Try not to overwork dough, this is a crumbly dough, just squeeze everything together.
I like rolling tart doughs on parchment or cling film, it's less messy this way.
There is no need to cut the dough, it was my mistake. You won't be able to see it when the chocolate is on the top anyway. ( What was i thinking ?? )
I used the remaining pastry dough to make forks and spoons.
Recipe ( Adapted from 365 good reasons to sit down and eat )
200g plain flour, 50g ground almond
100g caster sugar
pinch of salt
120g butter cubed.
1 egg yolk
Preheat oven at 180c
To make the pastry, combine all the dry ingredients, rub cold butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Add the egg yolk and form a dough, add a little water if it seems too dry.
Pastry will be quite crumbly.
Flatten dough and fridge it for 30 minutes.
Remove from fridge and roll it out to a large circle and bake it for 12 mins at 180c
150g whipping cream
140g dark chocolate
Zest & juice the orange,
Melt all the ingredients over a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
Mix well and fridge it for about 15 minutes.
Coat the tart and leave it at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
* I only needed half of what the recipe stated.