Chocolate and salted caramel tart
A delicious tart perfect for entertaining, with chocolate ganache, chocolate pastry and swirls of salted caramel sauce
- 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
- 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
To make the pastry:
Sift the flour, cocoa powder, icing sugar into a bowl. Rub in the butter until it looks like fine breadcrumbs.
Beat the egg yolk with the cold water then pour it into a well in the middle of the flour mixture.
Use a spoon to mix it together and then press together with your hands.
Cover and put it in the fridge for half an hour.
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.
Then put it back into the fridge to chill for another half an hour. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
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:
Bring the cream and light brown sugar to a simmer in a small pan, then remove it from the heat.
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.
Pour into the pastry case and smooth the top with the back of a spoon.
Place spoonfuls of the salted caramel sauce on top of the ganache and swirl it with a skewer or knife.
Place in the fridge to set.
Calories: 599kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 985IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 4.9mg