Recipe For Malted Chocolate Tart

When I worked at The Hard Rock Café I would end my shift my a mug of hot milk, flavoured with Horlicks. During the week we worked until midnight at the earliest and some weekends we would be at work at breakfast time having pulled an all night shift. Horlicks is a malted drink, similar to Ovaltine. I found that a generous serving in milk would be all that I would need to get a good night’s sleep, even if that translated to napping from 6am till 9am. The strangest thing is that whenever I had surgery, the first thing I asked for after an anaesthetic, was a Horlicks milkshake. This had to come from The Doll’s House, the local roadhouse diner and was also provided by my friend Kim. Sadly, Horlicks is not sugar free and so for 20 years I have not enjoyed a mug of hot milk flavoured with Horlicks before bed time. The other day I had some time on my hands and so I read the ingredients of the Ovaltine tin – it is sugar free but extremely expensive. I did not want to spend a lot of money and end up having one spoonful and being disappointed in the taste. It was then that I decided to buy some barley malt syrup to try instead as the price suited my budget way better. I was not let down at all! It actually tastes better than Horlicks! And then I decided to take this one step further and add a spoonful of the barley malt syrup to my favourite hot chocolate drink, Nomu’s Skinny Hot Chocolate. This is now my new favourite bed time treat, with a dash of cinnamon added for the night’s I feel I need some help sleeping. This drink was the inspiration behind my malted chocolate tart. I promise you, it tastes just as good as it looks!

Malted Chocolate Tart
Malted Chocolate Tart

Malted Chocolate Tart
 
Ingredients
  • 250mls cream
  • 100g barley malt syrup
  • 200g dark chocolate, broken up
  • 50g solid cacao
  • 50g butter
  • 1 prepared pastry shell
Method
  1. Place the cream and the syrup into a sauce pan and bring to the boil
  2. Place the chocolate into a large measuring jug and pour the boiling cream over the chocolate
  3. Mix in until all the chocolate has melted
  4. Add the cacao and the butter and mix in completely, making sure everything is melted and the ganache is smooth
  5. Leave to cool slightly before pouring into a prepared pastry shell
  6. Place into the fridge to set

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44 thoughts on “Recipe For Malted Chocolate Tart

  1. What a very delectable looking tart,.’.it screams: eat a big slice, right now!
    OOOh yes!

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    1. It does scream out a bit Sophie 🙂

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  2. I love malt flavor too – though I had it as a frozen treat as a kid in Canada. 🙂 This looks amazing!
    Krista sharing the blog ♥ Medieval Breakfast and Campfire Fry BreadMy Profile

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    1. Oh, I have to try it in a frozen treat somehow!

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  3. I just can’t say no to chocolate. This tart looks so delicious! So rich and decadent!
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    1. I also cannot say no to chocolate 🙂

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  4. This tart looks terrific! It’s so dark and chocolaty.
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    1. Thank you Amy 🙂

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  5. Will definitely pop in next time. xo

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    1. awesome xox

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  6. Goodness.. chocolate tart? You are making me weak in the knees! Delicious!
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    1. Thank you Pamela 🙂

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  7. It’s a good thing I’m eating my (healthy) choc nut banana pudding as I’m reading this… yum! My mom used to make us Horlicks all the time when we were younger. Then I stopped enjoying the taste for some reason. Never tried making chocolate tart – now I’m keep to give it go. 🙂
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    1. I hope that this is a worthwhile cheat Mel 🙂

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  8. What a scrumptious tart Tandy.
    Pete and I were in Cape Town day before yesterday but sadly could not stay longer. We had a meeting in Gordons Bay en route back to Plett for the night.I would love to have met up for a cuppa. Maybe we can visit soon again.
    Have a lovely evening.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. I hope you enjoyed your visit to my home town! Maybe next time you can pop in?

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  9. I used to love horlicks! I make a similar chocolate tart but this one sounds so good I am going to try this next time.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it Anna!

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  10. Great looking tart. I can’t believe anything tastes better than Horlicks:)
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    1. Thank you for the compliment Nancy 🙂

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  11. This looks absolutely amazing!!!!! 😀
    xo
    Kathryn

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    1. Thank you for the compliment Kathryn 🙂

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  12. This looks and sounds divine – roll on an occasion that I can make it for.
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    1. I hope you find a special occasion soon Rachel 🙂

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  13. Love malted milk, have not had it in years. Very clever to add to this tart Tandy. Bet it is delicious!
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    1. It was very delicious Cheri 🙂

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  14. this looks divine and bonus that it is eggless

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    1. I am sure you would enjoy it Usha 🙂

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  15. I think I’d like this as I love Horlicks. Think there’s a sugar free version in the UK now…will check it out!

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    1. Oh, I did not even look when we where there!

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  16. Hi Tandy!

    This tart looks divine. I can’t imagine how it tastes!!!

    I love the malted aspect, very creative.

    And I too, love a good cup of hot chocolate as a nap cap, helps me sleep….adding a little milk of course =)

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    1. Thank you so much Laura for the compliment 🙂

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  17. It is nice that you were able to find a good substitute for a flavor you enjoy. Your tart looks great.

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    1. Thank you so much Karen 🙂

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  18. This looks and sounds delicious, Tandy. Is there another name for ‘barley malt syrup’? I haven’t come across it. Can one use an alternative? Thanks for the recipe and have a great week. 🙂

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    1. HI AD, ask at your local health shop for the barley malt syrup. You could try using treacle but it won’t have the same flavour 🙂

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  19. Melted chocolate…so good! Great tart.

    ela h.

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    1. Thanks Ela 🙂

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  20. Wow Tandy, I could sink my teeth into a slice of your tart right now! How decadent!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment Lizzy 🙂

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  21. I love the sound of this recipe Tandy! My friend loves malt and I might have to make this for her 😀
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    1. I hope she enjoys it Lorraine 🙂

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  22. Oh my word Tandy, that looks delicious! I have to make this! 😉 xx

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    1. I am sure you will love it Tami 🙂

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