Wednesday, April 7, 2010

In The Kitchen - No Bake Chocolate Tart

MMMM who says NO sugar? Or Easter is over time to cut back?
Not me......I love chocolate and don't think I could give up it's sweet decadent taste.
I have friends coming over on the weekend for dinner, and I always think dessert before any main meal. After a quick search on my favourite receipe site 'Taste' I have found something to tantalise my taste buds.

Ingredients (serves 6)
200g shortbread or digestive biscuits
100g unsalted butter, chopped
1 tbs golden syrup
100g milk chocolate, chopped
100g dark chocolate, chopped, plus extra melted chocolate to drizzle and shaved chocolate to garnish (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbs pure icing sugar, sifted
200ml thickened cream, plus extra to serve
Cocoa powder and halved strawberries, to garnish

1. Place the biscuits in a food processor and pulse to form fine crumbs. Place the butter and golden syrup in a saucepan over low heat, stirring, until butter melts, then pour into processor and pulse to combine. Press the biscuit mixture into the base and sides of six 10cm loose-bottomed tart pans. Chill 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 heat, stir until smooth, then allow to cool for 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and fold in the icing sugar.
3. Whip cream until soft peaks form, then fold into the chocolate mixture. Pour into the tart pans and chill for at least 2 hours until the chocolate filling is set.

4. To serve, drizzle the plates with melted chocolate, top tarts with extra whipped cream and sprinkle with shaved chocolate and cocoa powder. Serve with strawberries.
So what do you think? Is it a winner?
For a printable recipe version just click here

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