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Chocolate Tart

Smooth and velvety chocolate filling with a slightly salted flaky crust…this tart is to die for!!! Let me tell you that when I was pregnant with my youngest I ate a loooot of these. The recipe isn’t mine but one of my very best friends’. Trust me and try it, this dessert is just amazing!


For the pastry:

  • 225 gr flour
  • 180 gr cold butter, cubed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of ice cold water

For the Chocolate filling:

  • 4 strips unflavored gelatine
  • 2/3 cup powder sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 cups milk
  • 60 gr dark chocolate, chopped
  • A pinch of salt


For the pastry:

  • In a food processor add the flour, sugar and salt and pulse a couple of time to make sure everything is well mixed.
  • Add the chilled butter and pulse till the mixture resembles lumpy sand.
  • Add the ice cold water and pulse a couple of times.
  • Tip the dough on a lightly floured surface and bring it together using your hands being careful not to knead it.
  • Form into a disk, wrap tightly with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least half an hour.
  • After resting the dough shape it into a circle using a rolling pin and place into your tart pan. Prick the bottom with a fork and bake in a preheated oven till slightly browned.
  • Set aside and cool completely.

For the filling:

  • Place the gelatin strips in a bowl and cover with cold water. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan mix the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt.
  • Add the milk gradually while whisking until smooth.
  • Place saucepan on medium heat and cook till mixture thickens making sure to whisk all the time.
  • Remove from the heat and add the chopped chocolate and mix till melted completely.
  • Stir in the gelatin strips and mix.
  • Place plastic wrap directly on top of the custard till it gets to room temperature. the plastic wrap will prevent a skin from forming on the custard.


  • When both crust and custard are at room temperature fill the crust with the custard and place in your fridge to set for at least 4 hours.

Buon Appetito!!!

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