Thursday, October 4, 2012

Chocolate Tart

I've been in the mood for a nice chocolate tart. You know, the kind that makes you want to have another slice but your mind tells you don't or you will regret it. I came upon Paul A Young chocolate tart recipe. Paul A Young is a British chocolatier .... I've personally never had the pleasure of tasting any of his creations but I do own his beautiful book called "Adventures with Chocolate". This recipe is from his book. I did make some adjustments to it.
Also, please take a moment to watch his video at the bottom of the page .... He seems to be a passionate man, an artist, and I think a romantic.... and he LOVES chocolate!

This chocolate tart is so delicious .... trust me ... give it a try!

Chocolate dough:
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons water
1 3/4 cup flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder

Chocolate filling:
6 ounces 64% chocolate
1 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup heavy cream

In an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and creamy. 
Add egg yolks and water, mix well.
Gradually add flour and cocoa powder until a dough is formed.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Set oven to 350 degrees.
Cut out a round parchment paper that will fit in your tart pan.
Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface.
Line the pan with the dough.
Prick the dough few times with a fork.
Refrigerate dough for 15 minutes.
Place parchment paper over dough and fill with a layer of pie weights.
Bake for 18 minutes.
Remove parchment paper and pie weights.
Bake for another 8 minutes.
Cool for at least 2 hours.

Place chocolate and sugar in a medium heatproof bowl.
In a small saucepan bring cream to a boil.
Pour cream over chocolate and let it rest for 30 seconds.
Whisk until glossy and thick.
Pour over cooled tart shell.
Refrigerate for 2 hours.

1 comment:

  1. My family loves a chocolate tart. It is so yummy and decadent. That video of Paul A Young is so inspiring! I enjoyed watching it. Thanks for sharing.


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