Chocolate Tarts

IMG_0298_cropThese chocolate tarts are quick and easy to make. They have a very nice simple pastry and deliciously chocolate-y filling. Ideal for all ages especially chocolate lovers like me!

You will need:

Pastry:

  • 112g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 250g flour

Filling:

  • 60g butter
  • 225g dark chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 40ml cream
  • 1tsp vanilla extract

Pre heat oven to 160C

Grease your bun tray with butter

  1. Combine the butter and sugar with an electric whisk
  2. Add the egg and mix well
  3. Sieve in the flour and mix with a fork until it comes together into a ball of dough.
  4. Chill for one hour before using.
  5. Flour the surface and rolling pin. Roll out the pastry until even and about ½ cm thick.
  6. Cut out circles with a pastry cutter a little bigger than the holes in the bun tray.
  7. Push the circles of pastry gently into the holes of the bun tray and ‘blind bake’ for 10mins
  8. Whilst this is cooking make the chocolate filling:
  9. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a medium saucepan over a low heat.
  10. Beat the eggs, caster sugar, cream and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
  11. Once the chocolate and butter has melted poor this into the egg mixture while beating non-stop and continue until well blended about 1min
  12. Fill the cooled pastry cases with the chocolate mixture to the top edge of each case and cook for 12 mins turning after 6 mins.

These can be eaten warm or cold, plain or with a cream cheese icing.

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