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.

Ingredients

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

Method

For the pastry

  1. Combine the flour, cocoa powder and sugar in your blender and pulse.
  2. Add the cubed butter and pulse until the mixture resemble fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the yolk and mix until the dough just starts to come together.
  4. 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.
  5.  Preheat the oven to 180C. Roll pastry dough between two sheets of baking paper until large enough to fill a 24cm tart pan.
  6. Ease pastry into tart pan and line base and sides with baking paper, fill with baking beans or rice and bake for 15 minutes
  7. Remove paper and beans and bake for a further 10 minutes. Set aside to cool for about 20 minutes.

For the filling

  1. Reduce the oven to 160C
  2. Place chocolate and cream into a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Cook, stirring continuously until smooth and combined. Cool slightly.
  3. Beat egg yolk, eggs and sugar until pale and thick. Stir in the chocolate mixture. Pour into cooled pastry case.
  4. Bring to room temperature and refrigerate for at least 2 hours until set.

Top with raspberries, cream, and serve with a raspberry coulis.

 

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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 😉

Enjoy!

 

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