Choose section to search
Type to search
Recipe Book
Recipe Category / Pies and Tarts

Chocolate Caramel Tart

Method

For the tart dough

  • In a food processor, add the flour and sugar. Beat for 10 seconds to combine.
  • Add the butter and beat until the mixture looks like coarse meal. Add 40 ml lukewarm water and continue to beat.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured working surface. Use the palm of your hand to press it together into a disc shape.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 190* C (374* F) Fan.
  • Spread 2 sheets of parchment paper on a working surface. Dust them with flour generously. Dust dough with flour and place between the 2 sheets.
  • Use a rolling pin to slowly roll out the dough between the parchment paper.
  • If it doesn’t roll out easily, set aside for 5 minutes at room temperature so that it can soften.
  • When the dough has started to spread a little, dust dough with some more flour to help it spread easier. It may need even more flour until it is rolled out completely.
  • The dough needs to become as thin as a stack of 10 playing cards.
  • When ready, use the rolling pin to help transfer the dough to a 26 cm tart pan. Press on it gently to fit into pan.
  • Pierce bottom of tart dough with a fork.
  • Cover dough with a large sheet of plastic wrap and add cooking weights (or beans) so that it doesn’t puff up while baking. Wrap the plastic wrap back around to cover weights.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • When ready, remove from refrigerator and brush with some egg yolk, diluted with water, until it takes on a golden tinge.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the weights and plastic wrap and bake for another 8-10 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

For the caramel

For the chocolate mousse

  • Put the chocolate in a metallic bowl and place over a pot of simmering water (bain marie). As soon as it melts, remove from heat and set aside to cool at room temperature. Then add the egg yolks, stir until incorporated and set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat the heavy cream until soft peaks form
  • Beat the egg whites in a mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until combined.
  • Add 1/3 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Then add 1/3 of the heavy cream mixture.
  • Gently fold with a spatula until combined. This is done gently so that the mousse remains light and airy.
  • Repeat the same process until both the egg whites and the heavy cream are finished. Keep folding gently until completely combined and a mousse is formed.
  • Spread the caramel into the tart shell.
  • Cover with mousse. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours until the mousse has chilled completely and become a little firmer.

For the chocolate ganache

  • Heat the heavy cream and the chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. When the chocolate melts, remove from heat. Add the butter and stir to combine. Set aside, at room temperature, to cool.
  • Spread over mousse layer in tart shell.
  • Refrigerate again for 30-40 minutes, until firm.
  • Sprinkle with ground walnuts and serve! 
Rate this recipe You need to login
Rating
Stars 5 965280a274e7faaa3ab948cbf65b3e63cafd3a357c9a1db9ace6cb5ab0ca420b
(26)
Stars 4 7a9178270a01a919f143a86d02d23da24820e7cf7d8785260b287b505604249a
(2)
Stars 3 c9ab54a9391cb4e2af3c2a4c4675bedbe4c0f240b47f2deb664d8e5e3214bb49
(1)
Stars 2 c2271760a84c41b554ecf1d1b2b17a4774d017e08924e9c4b7bd07ffe0c53648
(0)
Stars 1 d2c64104eb0fa01541d9f73e1face12dcf9db387d50b23e382af06ebc6f3d651
(0)

Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

380
Calories (kcal)
19 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

24.5
Total Fat (g)
35 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

14.8
Saturated Fat (g)
74 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

31.6
Total Carbs (g)
12 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

22.7
Sugars (g)
25 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

7.0
Protein (g)
14 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

2.8
Fibre (g)
11 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.12
Sodium (g)
2 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

comments powered by Disqus