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Chocolate heart tart

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Method

For the dough

  • In a bowl add the flour, the icing sugar, the cocoa powder, salt, and the butter cut into cubes.
  • Rub the mixture with your hands, for 5-6 minutes, until it has the texture of wet sand. Ideally, you should wear gloves to prevent the butter from melting (due to the heat of your hands).
  • Add the egg and knead until there is a thick dough.
  • Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 60 minutes to rest.
  • Preheat the oven to 160ο C (320ο F) set to fan.
  • Put the dough between two pieces of parchment paper and, with a rolling pin, roll it out into a sheet that is a little larger than your pan.
  • Transfer the dough to a heart-shaped springform pan and press it with your hands so to shape it perfectly. Crimp the tart crust, 3-4 cm, to hold the filling well.
  • Spread some plastic wrap, add legumes as pie weights, and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the pie weights and bake for 20 more minutes.
  • Let it cool well.

For the ganache

  • Place a pot over medium heat.
  • Add the heavy cream and let it get hot. As soon as it comes to a boil, turn off the heat and the chocolate finely chopped. Wait 10 seconds for the chocolate to start melting.
  • Add the bitter almond liqueur and stir with a silicone spatula until it melts completely.
  • Set aside, so that the temperature of the ganache drops, and then spread it over the crust.
  • Let it stabilize for 5-6 hours.
  • Decorate with whipped cream, strawberries, chocolates, candies, mint, and serve.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

776
Calories (kcal)
39 %

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.

50.0
Total Fat (g)
71 %

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.

31.0
Saturated Fat (g)
155 %

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.

40.0
Sugars (g)
44 %

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.

9.3
Protein (g)
19 %

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.

7.0
Fibre (g)
28 %

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.

0.13
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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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

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