Chocolate Lovers Tart

Chocolate Lovers Dream

Dark Chocolate Tartlets

I’m not the average lover of chocolate but I know there are many who love (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE) chocolate. So here is a little treat for those who would like to have a dessert that they don’t have to share – let alone there is no baking required. The strong chocolate flavour of these tartlets is ideal for the end of a meal, for an afternoon tea or when you want to indulge alone.

Ingredients

200g plain chocolate biscuits (I prefer Choc Ripple)

100g unsalted butter, chopped

1 tbs golden syrup

100g milk chocolate buttons

100g dark chocolate buttons

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbs pure icing sugar, sifted

200ml Thickened cream

Extra berries, chocolate and cream for garnish

Method

  1. Place the biscuits in a food processor and pulse to form fine crumbs. Place the butter and golden syrup into a microwave proof bowl and melt in 30sec increments until fully melted. Stir and then pour butter mixture into the biscuit crumbs until well combined. Press the biscuit mixture into the base and sides of six 10cm loose bottom tart pans. Place into the fridge until required.
  2. Melt the milk and dark chocolate together in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water). Remove from the heat, stir until smooth and then allow the chocolate to cool for 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and fold in the icing sugar.
  3. Whip the cream until soft peaks form then fold into the chocolate mixture. Now this is where you need to hold back – taste but hold back from eating the mixture out of the bowl. Pour chocolate mixture into the tart shells and chill for a further 2 hours or until chocolate filling has set.
  4. To serve you may brush the plates with melted chocolate and place the tartlet on the centre. Place sugar dusted berries on top of the tartlet and serve with homemade chocolate ice cream and marshmallow. OR if you are ready to sit down and watch that favourite movie, remove the tartlet from the pan and walk away from the fridge… enjoy.