Raspberry Dark Chocolate Tarts

kawaii bear chocolate tarts

Dark chocolate tarts (top) and raspberry dark chocolate tarts (bottom) ~

Ingredients

Chocolate Tart Crust
100g of plain flour
30g almond flour
10g cocoa powder
50g icing sugar
1 medium size egg yolk
65g unsalted butter (soften)

Chocolate Ganache 
90g of dark chocolate chips
60ml of milk
22.5g unsalted butter

Tart Toppings
Raspberries
Icing sugar

Directions

Chocolate Tart Crust

  1. In a mixing bowl, sieve flour, cocoa powder, almond flour and icing sugar. Add the egg yolk and butter and mix well.
  2. Mix and knead until the dough comes together.
  3. Cover dough with cling wrap and flatten into a disc. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  4. Remove chilled tart crust dough from fridge. Allow it to warm up a little until it can be rolled out without cracking.
  5. Roll out the dough and press into your tart mold. baking-tart-shell
  6. Cover with filled tart mold with cling wrap and set in the chiller for at least 10 minutes
  7. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Bake the tart crust until slightly brown (about 20-25 minutes). Do not unmold.

Chocolate Ganache Filling

  1. Bring a pot of water to a simmer. Add the milk and butter in a bowl and set it over the pot of boiling water. Turn off the heat when the butter has completely melted.
  2. Add in dark chocolate chips. Stir until the mixture is smooth and all chocolate has melted.
    tart filling - dark chocolate ganache
  3. When slightly cooled, pour the chocolate ganache filling into the baked tart crusts.
  4. Set in the chiller to cool for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  5. Unmold the tarts from the tart mold. Top with raspberries and sift some icing sugar over the raspberries.

Bon appétit!

delicious raspberry with dark chocolate filling

raspberries paired with rich dark chocolate ganache – a match made in heaven

cute bear chocolate tarts

kawaii bear dark chocolate tarts

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Peach Fruit Tart

You can replace the peach in this recipe with any fruit of your choice! Think strawberries, blueberries, mango, kiwi… yums! 🙂

afternoon tea

yummy fruit tart perfect for a tea party~

delicious peach fruit tart

peach fruit tart

Recipe adapted from Little Miss Bento

Makes 3 heart shaped fruit tarts (10cm)

Ingredients

Tart Crust
110g plain flour
1 egg yolk
30g almond powder
60g unsalted butter
50g powdered sugar
1g salt

Custard Cream 
100ml of milk
30g sugar
10g corn flour
1 egg yolk

Glaze
2 teaspoons fruit jam (i use raspberry & pomegranate jam)
1~1.5 tsp water (*adjust depending on the thickness of your jam)
a few drops of lemon juice

Directions 

Tart Crust

  1. Add all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Use a scrapper, dice up the mixture quickly until they resemble crumbs.
  3. Press and knead until they come together.
  4. Wrap in cling wrap and store the dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes
  5. Butter your tart tray, set aside.
  6. Roll out the dough and press it into the tart tray.
  7. Use a fork and make little holes at the bottom of the tart base, this is to prevent it from rising.
    bake-tart-shell
  8. Preheat your oven to 170°C (while waiting, cover the the tart tray with cling wrap and set in the chiller before baking)
  9. Bake your tart crust for 20~30 minutes until nicely browned.
  10. After baking, set aside to cool. Remove from tart crust from the tray.

Custard Cream

  1. Add sugar, flour and egg yolk into a heat proof bowl. Mix them together with a hand whisk.
  2. Heat milk in a small saucepan until boiling, remove from heat.
  3. Slowly add the hot milk into the flour mixture, and whisk quickly to achieve an even mixture.
  4. Pour mixture back to saucepan and cook on low heat. Keep whisking until the mixture thickens into custard-like texture.
  5. Remove from heat, transfer the custard cream into a container and store in the chiller for at least 1 hour before use. The custard cream will harden just a little when chilled.

Glaze

  1. Add ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Heat the mixture over a hot water bath, or in a microwave for 20 seconds at 700W.
  3. Let it cool slightly..

Assembling the Tarts

  1. Fill the tart crust with custard cream.
  2. Use a plate of similar size as the tart, and do a ‘mock’ arrangement of the fruits. This will give you an idea as to whether the fruits are enough and figure out the arrangement.
  3. Using a pastry brush, brush a thin layer of the glaze on top of the fruits.

Enjoy your afternoon tea!

peach fruit tart for afternoon tea

have a fruit tart with a cuppa tea~