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Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tart

Chocolate and salted caramel tart alert!

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tart

This week on Great British Bake-Off the bakers made tarts and pies. I don’t make tarts often or pies ever so this was a bit of a challenge for me! The three-tiered hot crust pies were way out of my comfort zone, and the pastry wrapped pears looked far to tricky, so I decided on a chocolate and salted caramel tart.

The chocolate  pastry that Nancy made for her chocolate tart really caught my eye, so thought I would give it a go here instead of plain pastry. Salted caramel just had to feature in my tart as well as it is one of my favourite flavours.

I love the swirl effects you often see in cheesecakes and thought I would try to create something like that to make it look extra special. This tart will definitely feature next time I have people over to eat, as it was a winner with us! Even my picky husband had to admit it was good :-).

 

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Chocolate and salted caramel tart
Prep Time
1 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 50 mins
 

A delicious tart perfect for entertaining

Course: Baking
Author: bakingqueen74
Ingredients
Chocolate pastry
  • 215 g plain flour
  • 35 g cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 125 g butter cut into cubes
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 4 tbsp cold water
Filling
  • 200 g dark chocolate broken into pieces (I used chocolate with 71% cocoa solids)
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 50 g light brown sugar
  • Half a jar of salted caramel sauce I used Tesco Finest Salted Caramel Sauce, which is really thick - you could replace it with dulce de leche or homemade caramel but make sure you heat it until it thickens first
Instructions
To make the pastry:
  1. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, icing sugar into a bowl. Rub in the butter until it looks like fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Beat the egg yolk with the cold water then pour it into a well in the middle of the flour mixture.

  3. Use a spoon to mix it together and then press together with your hands.

  4. Cover and put it in the fridge for half an hour.

  5. Remove from the fridge and roll out carefully so it is larger than your tart tin. Drape over the tin and push the corners gently into place. Place your tin on a baking sheet to make it easier to handle.

  6. Then put it back into the fridge to chill for another half an hour. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180 degrees. 

  7. Fill with baking beans (I used dried pasta) on top of baking paper and bake for 10 minutes. Then remove the baking beans and baking paper and bake for a further 10 minutes for the base to become crisp. 
Leave the case to cool. Trim the edges off with a sharp knife.

To make the filling:
  1. Bring the cream and light brown sugar to a simmer in a small pan, then remove it from the heat.
  2. Place the broken up chocolate in a bowl, then pour the cream over the chocolate. After a few minutes stir the cream and chocolate together until it is smooth and a uniform colour.
  3. Pour into the pastry case and smooth the top with the back of a spoon.
  4. Place spoonfuls of the salted caramel sauce on top of the ganache and swirl it with a skewer or knife.
  5. Place in the fridge to set.

Enjoy as a delicious, extravagant dessert for a special occasion!

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tart

It was so amazing that I may have moaned “Oh God!” when I took my first mouthful. Just saying.

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tart

I’m linking up with the #GreatBloggersBakeoff run by Jenny at Mummy Mishaps, week five is here.

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and Bake of the Week with Helen at Casa Costello:Casa Costello

and not forgetting #recipeoftheweek with A Mummy Too:

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Hayley @ Hay In A Day
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Wow this looks stunning! Star baker quality me thinks! 🙂

Jen
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Oh yum, this looks absolutely amazing! And chocolate pastry… it has it all 😀

Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
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Wow this looks delicious! I love the ripple effect topping x

Stuart Vettese
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I could quite easily plunge my face into that tart!! It looks so inviting and delicious 🙂

HELEN
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OMG that is so bad!!! obviously very very good…..but I would eat it all!

Helen at Casa Costello
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Ooof I think I might have said ‘Oh God’ when I read this, never mind tasting it! Its not often I’m inspired to eat Tart (its a texture thing) but this is special enough! Thanks tons for joining in with #Bakeoftheweek again x

Laura@Baking in Pyjamas
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Gotta love caramel and chocolate, the filling looks delicious. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

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