It’s time to get creative in the kitchen! I’ve been meaning to share this recipe for a while, since I found it in the Jan/Feb issue of Fresh Living magazine. Inspired by the movie Chocolat, this tart is really rich and delicious, but not too sweet. It uses quite a bit of chocolate, so I’d recommend it for special occasions. It also keeps well for a couple of days.
Recipe (via Fresh Living magazine): Pastry: 2 cups flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 3 Tbsp castor sugar 1 cup butter 2 large egg yolks Filling: 6 small slabs dark chocolate (500g) 3/4 cup milk 2 cups cream 4 extra large eggs Instructions: Preheat oven to 190°C. Sift flour, cocoa powder and castor sugar into a food processor. Add butter and blitz until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add egg yolks and blitz until mixture forms a ball. Shape into a disk, wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for 1 hour. Roll dough out on a floured surface until 0.5cm thick and press into a 25-30cm tart tin. Prick pastry with a fork and blind bake for 10 minutes. Remove baking paper and beans and bake for 5 more minutes. Set aside to cool. Lower oven temperature to 150°C. Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Bring milk and cream to a boil, pour over chocolate and allow to melt. Whisk to blend and leave to cool slightly. Beat eggs into chocolate mixture. Pour mixture into pastry case and bake until just set (about 35-40 minutes). Cool until completely set before slicing. Serve with fresh berries.