Chocolate Nut Tart Recipe

Chocolate Nut Tart Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 6-8

225 g

200 g

90 g

50 g

45 ml

200 g

45 ml

50 g

45 ml

30 ml

Sweet short crust pastry

Dry amoretti biscuits

Blanched almonds

Blanched hazelnuts

Sugar

Plain cooking chocolate

Milk

Butter

Amaretto liqueur or brandy

Single cream

Method :
  • Grease a shallow loose-based 25cm tart tin. Roll out the pastry and use to line the tin. Trim the edge, prick the base with a fork and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Grind the amoretti biscuits in a blender or food processor. Tip into a mixing bowl, Set eight whole almonds aside and place the rest in the food processor or blender with the hazelnuts and sugar. Grind to a medium texture. Add the nuts to the amoretti, and mix well.
  • Preheat oven to 190oC/375oF/Gas 5. In the top of double boiler, melt the chocolate with the milk and butter. Stir until smooth.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients, and mix well. Add the liqueur or brand and cream.
  • Spread the filling evenly in the pastry case. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling has puffed dup and is beginning to darken. Allow to cool to room temperature. Split the reserved almonds in half and use to decorate the tart.

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