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Extra Dark Chocolate and Cherry Tarte

This recipe includes Dr. Oetker Fine Cooks' 72% Extra Dark Chocolate to impress your dinner guests.

8 - 10 servings

Medium 120 Minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

For the recipe  Extra Dark Chocolate and Cherry Tarte

For the Tarte:

100 g Plain Flour (3 ½ oz)
1 Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder 1 sachet (25g)
50 g Caster Sugar (2 oz)
75 g Lightly Salted Butter (3 oz) Cut into small pieces
Egg Yolk
300 g Dr. Oetker 72% Extra Dark Chocolate
200 ml Double Cream (7fl.oz)
175 g Cherry Jam (6 oz)

preparation

Preparation

1

Extra Dark Chocolate and Cherry Tarte

Sift the flour and Cocoa Powder into a bowl and stir in the sugar. Add the butter and rub into the dry ingredients until well blended and the mixture resembles a fine crumble topping.

2

Add the egg yolk and mix together. Use your hands to bring the mixture together to form a dough then turn on to a lightly floured surface and knead gently until smooth.

3

Roll out the pastry to fit a 2cm (3/4inch) deep, 24cm (9 ½ inch) diameter loose-bottomed, fluted flan tin. Trim the pastry to neaten the edges, lightly cover with cling film and chill for 30 minutes.

4

Ten minutes before baking, preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C Fan, Gas Mark 6). Line the centre of the tart with a piece of baking parchment and fill the centre with baking beans or raw rice.

5

Put the tin on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Carefully remove the paper and the beans or rice, prick the base and return to the oven for 7-8 minutes until the pastry is firm and cooked through. Leave to cool then carefully remove from the tin and place on a serving plate. Carefully spread the jam over the bottom of the pastry case and set aside.

6

Reserving 25g (1oz) of the Extra Dark Chocolate, break the remaining Chocolate into a large heatproof bowl. Put the bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water and leave to melt. Remove from the water and cool for 10 minutes.

7

Stir in the double cream and mix well. Spoon into the pastry case, smooth the top and chill for at least 2 hours to set.

8

To serve, using a vegetable peeler, shave off small pieces of the reserved Extra Dark Chocolate on top. The tart is now ready to serve and enjoy!

1 serving = 93g

Nutritional Information for the recipe Extra Dark Chocolate and Cherry Tarte

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 1968kJ
470kcal
1876kJ
448kcal
Fat 33g 32g
Carbohydrate 0g 0g
Protein 5g 5g