Double Chocolate Tart Using Cocoa Powder

I love anything and everything to do with chocolate. So, the challenge fell into my hands to bake another tart using my new spring form tin. And I made a double chocolate tart. The reason I called it double was that I used both chocolate and cocoa powder. To me, chocolate has to be dark and bitter. Anything over 70% cocoa solids works for me. And even darker is OK. I also always buy the best I can afford. There is no point in baking with cheap chocolate. I love Lindt and they even do a sugar free option which is great. When it comes to cocoa powder I also recommend using the best quality. I buy catering pack sizes from Nomu which lasts me ages. We don’t get dark or Dutch press cocoa here so I buy the best and use it across all recipes, no matter what they call for.

Double Chocolate Tart
Double Chocolate Tart
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Double Chocolate Tart

Recipe Category: Dessert
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime

Ingredients

  • 1 tart shell, baked blind in a spring form tin
  • 140 g unsalted butter
  • 150 g best quality chocolate
  • 120 mls cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g fructose
  • 45 mls honey
  • 45 mls crème fraîche

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 150° Celsius
  • place the butter and chocolate over a bain-marie
  • sift in the cocoa and the salt
  • allow to melt over a low heat, stirring occasionally
  • beat the eggs, add the fructose and beat until light and fluffy
  • add the honey and the crème fraîche and mix together
  • stir in the chocolate mixture and mix well
  • pour the chocolate mix into the pastry shell
  • bake for 40 minutes and allow to cool before removing the tin

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If I could go back in time I would give you my recipe for the tart shell in the recipe itself. And I would take better photographs. This one was taken on my butcher’s block and you can clearly see the edge of it. And I left the tart on the base. So unforgivable and unforgiving. But the tart was good so please don’t let the photograph dissuade you from making it.

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