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A Jamie Oliver Recipe For
Chocolate Tart

Jamie Oliver Recipe For Chocolate Tart

This Jamie Oliver Recipe For Chocolate Tart is from the Jamie Oliver Cookbook " Cook With Jamie". It is absolutely the best chocolate tart and remarkably, not difficult to make.

The very short pastry is chocolate based and the filling is perfectly rich, not too sweet and a mouth feel to die for...truly sensational!

For a recipe that'll WOW your family and visitors, this is ideal!

Easy Recipes Rating:  Not Difficult , Worth The Effort

Hands-On Time: 30 Minutes

Hands-Off Time: 30 Minutes

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To make this chocolate tart, I had to modify the proportions for the pastry but having done that, this is totally the best chocolate tart ever!

As the quantities for this recipe in the cookbook are sufficient to make 3 tarts, my recipe below is an adjustment to that in the cookbook sufficient to make 1 sensational chocolate tart.

Click on the button to go to the step by step photo tutorial where you'll see every step on how to make this truly decadent chocolate tart.  Yes, there are several steps, but it is worth every bit of effort.

A Jamie Oliver Recipe For Chocolate Tart

Dangerously Rich and Sensationally Delicious!

You'll need:

For the Chocolate Pastry:

  • 4 oz/120 gm butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3 generous tbs cocoa powder
  • a shallow non-stick removable flan pan

Let's make the pastry shell:

  • Melt butter and sugar in a roomy saucepan. Take it off the heat as soon as it melts.  Keep stirring till the mixture is well combined and becomes thick and creamy.  As you keep stirring, it will lose the look of being oily.
  • toss in the flour and cocoa powder. The mixture will clump together like breadcrumbs.
  • Add in the beaten egg and combine. Don't over work the dough to keep the texture short and crumbly. Overworked pastry becomes plastic and hard.
  • Put it in a clean plastic bag and pop this in the freezer for about 45 minutes to an hour so that it is cold but not frozen. If it looks like it will be frozen, take it out and put the bag towards the back of the fridge where it is coldest.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
  • Roll the chilled dough out on a lightly floured board and line a non-stick removable flan pan. Use a flan pan where the base can be lifted away from the walls.
  • Prick it all over and put the pastry lined flan pan back in the fridge for half an hour.
  • Bake blind for 15 minutes.

To make the chocolate filling, you'll need:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 oz/180 gm dark chocolate ( with 70% cocoa solids)
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 3/4 c double cream
  • 1 egg

Put the filling together while the pastry is baked blind:

  • In a sauce pan, melt together the chocolate and sugar. Add a little of the milk to help make the mixture a little runny

  • Once melted, take it off the heat and stir in the remainder of the milk and all the cream.

  • Stir in the beaten egg.  You'll see it is a beautiful, thick, smooth chocolate liquid.

  • Once the pastry is baked, allow it to cool a little and pour in this chocolate filling. Take care, to fill to just below the brim to avoid spills in handling the pie.

  • Bake at 170F for 30 minutes.  The baked chocolate filling will be just slightly wobbly but that's fine. Chocolate will continue to cook after it's been taken out of the oven.

  • Allow the tart to cool and place in the fridge until it is ready to be served with large dollops of whipped thickened cream.

To read my review on the Jamie Oliver Cookbook "Cook With Jamie" just click on the image and you can buy this cookbook too. 

...what I like about this cookbook...fabulous flavors with seeming ease and simplicity.

Jamie Oliver Recipe For Chocolate Tart

"Fifteen Chocolate Tart"

I've modified the Jamie Oliver recipe for chocolate tart substantially as the recipe on page 420 of his fabulous cook book "Cook With Jamie" titled Fifteen Chocolate Pie is sufficient to make 3!  Fifteen is the name of his London Bistro and it may well be this recipe may have come from his restaurant and not yet modified for single use in home kitchens.

The proportions are in accordance with Jamie Oliver's recommendations and I've converted them to equivalents of cups as I just cannot bear wasting time weighing with scales. 

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