• For the Pastry
  • 110 g / 4oz butter, diced
  • 175 g / 6oz plain flour
  • 55 g / 2oz caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • pinch of salt
  • 0.5 tblsp cream
  • For the Chocolate tart mix
  • 1 lb chocolate
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 oz caster sugar
  • 0.5 pint cream (boil together)
  • 0.25 pint milk


  • To make the pastry, place the butter, flour, salt and sugar in a food mixer and blend.
  • Add the yolk and cream, and mix together. Do not over-work or the pastry will be tough.
  • Cover in cling film. Chill for one hour.
  • Roll out the pastry onto a nine-inch flan tin and blind bake for 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • For the chocolate tart start by placing the chocolate, cocoa powder, eggs and sugar in a bowl.
  • Boil cream and milk together. Pour the hot milk-cream mix over the chocolate mix and whisk until smooth, then pass through a sieve.
  • Pour onto baked sugar pastry case and bake at 100°C for 30-40 minutes, or until there's a slight wobble in the centre.
  • If you have remaining mixture, this will keep for up to a week in the fridge.


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