I’m beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, work-wise, thank heavens, have really been earning my money lately! So I’ve finally had a moment to go through some of my other blog’s past posts, as there a several recipes I want to save on this blog.
Here’s one that I feel is worth re-posting – my daughter-in-law’s version of Jamie Oliver’s Chocolate Tart. Just look at this – I could so do with a slice of this right now, with a cup of strong coffee!!! It seems the perfect treat for this cold morning in KZN, particularly for someone who’s been dieting for months now, and has lost nothing for 6 weeks – I feel I may as well have a slice of something decadent…sigh.
How drool-worthy is this photo? Here’s the recipe for my D-i-L’s version, if you don’t have the original in one of his books on your bookshelf.
1 packet biscuits, crushed – SD used chocolate digestives
1 weet-bix biscuit, crushed finely
125 grs butter, melted
- Mix together very well, press into a pie dish, and chill in the freezer while making the filling.
160 mls double cream
1 Tbsp castor sugar
60 grs butter
230 grs best dark chocolate you can afford, broken up
50 mls milk, cold
Cocoa powder, for dusting
- Heat the cream, sugar and salt gently, and then bring to the boil.
- Remove from the heat immediately, add the chocolate and butter, keep stirring until melted.
- Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then add milk slowly, a bit at a time, stirring constantly, the mixture will become smooth and glossy. If the cream is quite thin, you may not need all the milk.
- If mixture seems to ‘split’, allow to cool a bit more, then stir in a little more milk until the texture is correct.
- Pour into the chilled base, allow to set for 1-2 hours. Dust with cocoa before serving.
- The tart should cut like butter.
This marvellous chocolate tart is velvety-smooth, richly satisfying, and perfect with a cup of strong coffee.
It was decadent, people, and to be taken in very small amounts!
my step sons defaced my recipe book, and chose this exact recipe to write over! Have a great weekend my friend xxx
Well, hope this helps then!! Thanks, hon 🙂
Looks fabulous – I really enjoy Jamie Oliver´s recipes and they´re easy to “adapt”. I sympathise re the dieting. Big Man and I are cutting down a bit and the weight is dropping off him and I just seem to be staying the same. So frustrating!
It’s really unfair, isn’t? My hubby also just shakes of any extra kilos, AND he can eat way more & whatever he wants! I find my resolve is starting to slip – you know the feeling, ‘well I might as well eat this cos I’m NOT losing anyway’ syndrome!!
Oooh, it looks positively decadent 🙂
It really was! yummy….
So nice to see a post from you again and with such a decadent tart – delicious!
Thank you Mandy, I’m missing putting up regular posts!