Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Tart in Chocolate Pastry with Berry Coulis
Chocolate. Tart Raspberries. Need I say more? Delectable – rich and sweet, with a slight bitterness from the dark chocolate and a tang of sour from the raspberry coulis.
For the chocolate pastry
- 185g flour
- 25g cocoa powder
- 55g icing sugar
- 150g butter, cold, cubed
- 1 egg yolk
For the chocolate filling
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 eggs
- 55g raw sugar
- 350g dark chocolate
- 80ml pouring cream
For the pastry
- Combine the flour, cocoa powder and sugar in your blender and pulse.
- Add the cubed butter and pulse until the mixture resemble fine breadcrumbs.
- Add the yolk and mix until the dough just starts to come together.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Form into a disc shape and wrap with plastic wrap. Rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 180C. Roll pastry dough between two sheets of baking paper until large enough to fill a 24cm tart pan.
- Ease pastry into tart pan and line base and sides with baking paper, fill with baking beans or rice and bake for 15 minutes
- Remove paper and beans and bake for a further 10 minutes. Set aside to cool for about 20 minutes.
For the filling
- Reduce the oven to 160C
- Place chocolate and cream into a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Cook, stirring continuously until smooth and combined. Cool slightly.
- Beat egg yolk, eggs and sugar until pale and thick. Stir in the chocolate mixture. Pour into cooled pastry case.
- Bring to room temperature and refrigerate for at least 2 hours until set.
Top with raspberries, cream, and serve with a raspberry coulis.
Confessing my love for cooking reality shows here… I absolutely go goo-goo over My Kitchen Rules. I first got into the episodes halfway through Season 4 last year when we moved to New Zealand and had Sky TV in the hotel… I was hooked from the first viewing. (And I am not at all a TV fan, or a reality TV fan at all… don’t give a hoot for Survivor or The Bachelor or Who’s got Talent or whatever the others are called), but MKR … ooh yeah! Not even Masterchef, which is quite nice, come close.
So why am I blurgint out my love for MKR? Well, this recipe hails from there – Mick and Matt made it, and like them, I got really good ratings for it 😉