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Chocolate Cream Tart with Caramelized Almonds

Chocolate Cream Tart with Caramelized Almonds

Method

For the dough

  • Preheat oven to 160* C (320* F) Fan.
  • Beat all of the ingredients for the dough (apart from the egg which will be used for brushing) for 2 minutes on low speed in a food processor, until you create a dough.
  • Wrap it in plastic wrap, refrigerate and let it rest for ½ an hour.
  • When ready, transfer to a tart pan that is 26 cm in diameter and press it with your fingers to spread it on the bottom and sides. Try to keep the thickness of the dough even.
  • You can also roll it out but it is very easy to spread with your hands.
  • Prick the bottom of the tart shell all over with a fork.
  • Wrap with plastic wrap and add cooking weights or beans.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. Then remove tart from oven, remove the weights and bake for another 10-15 minutes until light golden.
  • About 2 minutes before it is ready, brush tart shell with the lightly beaten egg.
  • When ready, remove from oven and set aside to cool.

For the chocolate cream

  • In a saucepan, combine the milk, couverture and cocoa powder.
  • Place over medium heat until it comes to a boil and all of the ingredients are completely combined.
  • Add the heavy cream. Stir again and remove from heat.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until completely combined and the sugar has melted.
  • Add the hot milk mixture and stir to combine.
  • Pour the mixture in to the tart shell and bake for 45 minutes or until the chocolate cream cooks through.
  • When ready, remove from oven and set aside to cool.

For the glaze

  • Heat the heavy cream, sugar and honey in a saucepan. Remove from heat right before it comes to a boil.
  • Place the finely chopped couverture in a bowl and pour the hot mixture over it.
  • Stir until the chocolate melts.
  • Add the butter and stir until completely incorporated.
  • Set aside until you are ready to serve.

For the caramelized almonds

  • Place a nonstick pan over medium heat.
  • Add the water and sugar and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for 2 minutes, remove from heat and add the almonds.
  • Stir with a spatula until the sugar hardens and crystallizes over the almonds.
  • Place pan back over medium heat and cook until they turn golden brown and the sugar melts.
  • Transfer to a sheet of parchment paper and allow to cool completely.
  • When ready, spread the glaze over the tart and decorate with the caramelized almonds.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

695
Calories (kcal)
35 %

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.

40.0
Total Fat (g)
58 %

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.

19.1
Saturated Fat (g)
95 %

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.

67.0
Total Carbs (g)
26 %

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.

34.6
Sugars (g)
38 %

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.

13.7
Protein (g)
27 %

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.

5.2
Fibre (g)
21 %

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

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