Chocolate Tart Recipe

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  1. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

    Aug 31, 2004
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    I've been ordered to type out my chocolate tart recipe by my sister so she can give it to her friend. So I thought I'd post it here to. It was typed out in Word so excuse any ?'s that may pop up.

    Chocolate Tart

    9oz sweet short crust pastry
    6oz plain chocolate
    4oz butter
    50g caster sugar
    3 eggs
    8tbsp condensed milk
    4tbsp cocoa powder
    ΒΌ pint of boiling water
    9” tin

    Roll pastry and line tin

    Prick pastry and chill for 20mins

    Blind bake using dried beans for 10mins gas mark 6

    Remove beans and bake for 10mins

    Reduce to gas mark 2

    Melt plain chocolate and butter

    Blend together water and cocoa powder

    Whisk eggs and sugar together then whisk in cocoa mixture

    Stir in melted chocolate and condensed milk

    Pour into pastry and bake for 15mins until set

    Allow to cool and chill before serving

    The above is a quick copy of a recipe from Teletext. In our oven it takes a lot longer than 15mins to cook. Sometimes up to an hour. You’ll know when it is ready to come out of the oven when it has lost its wobble. It shouldn’t move when you shake the tin it is in. It will rise slightly when cooking but fall back down as it cools.
    Instead of the short crust base you can use digestives. Just like for a cheese cake. Recipe for pastry and digestive base below.

    Rich Short Crust Pastry

    225g / 8oz plain flour
    125g / 4oz unsalted butter
    5ml / 1tsp sugar
    1 egg, beaten
    cold water


    Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar. Add the egg with a spoonful of cold water and mix to a dough. Add more water if the dough is too dry. Chill for 30 minutes before using.

    Digestive Base


    225g / 8oz wheatmeal or digestive biscuits
    25g / 1oz caster sugar
    100-125g / 4oz butter, melted


    Smash up the biscuits. Add the sugar and butter and give it a good mix. Pack into the bottom of a tin as hard as you can.

    If you’re going to use digestives I’d leave out the sugar as they already contain enough. If you use a digestive base for the tart, don’t worry about it going soggy and mixing with the chocolate when it is all in the oven. It won’t happen if you pack the base tightly enough.
  2. pilgrim

    pilgrim TPF Noob!

    Dec 8, 2003
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    heyyy, im moving out on my own soon. This might come in handy :p

    and by soon, i mean in about 3 minutes... :shock:
  3. Scott WRG Editor

    Scott WRG Editor King of Smoothness

    Jun 21, 2004
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    I have a much easier recipe.

    Take one Manda, cover in chocolate syrup and serve.

    (I am so getting banned for this one :)
  4. Canon Fan

    Canon Fan TPF Noob!

    May 28, 2004
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    OOOooooo! That sounds good!

    You know I always thought that "recipe's" would make a good topic. I just wish I could remember ANY of the ones I use right now! I'll have to try this one when I get my new kitchen soon!
  5. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

    Feb 22, 2004
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    Are you two saying Manda is a tart :-?

    :LOL: You two dropped yourself in that one

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