Millionaire's chocolate tart

Millionaire's chocolate tart

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(44 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 55 mins Plus chilling

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Serves 10

A dinner party version of teatime favourite, millionaire's shortbread. It's not too bitter, so the kids will love it too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal618
  • fat39g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars41g
  • fibre2g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.59g
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Ingredients

  • 375g pack dessert shortcrust pastry
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
    Vanilla

    Vanilla

    van-ill-ah

    The sun-dried seed pod of a type of climbing orchid, vanilla has an inimitable soft, sweet…

  • flour, for dusting
    Flour

    Flour

    fl-ow-er

    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 250g/9oz caramel (we used Carnation caramel from a can)
    Caramel

    Caramel

    ca-ra-mel

    This is white, granulated sugar melted until it browns, after which it sets clear and hard when…

  • 100g 70% plain chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 100g white chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 6 tbsp melted butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 eggs, plus 3 egg yolks
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 4 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • icing sugar and single cream, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Break the pastry into chunks and drop into a food processor. Drizzle over the vanilla paste and pulse until the vanilla is speckled through the pastry (the extract should be completely absorbed). Tip out onto a floured surface, bring together into a ball, then roll out to line a 23cm tart tin (leave any overhanging pastry as you will trim this away when the tart is baked). Chill for 30 mins.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line the pastry with greaseproof paper. Fill with baking beans, bake blind for 15-20 mins, then remove the paper and beans and bake for 5-10 mins more until pale golden. Carefully spread caramel over the base and set aside while you make the filling. Lower oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

  3. Melt the chocolates in a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, then stir in the melted butter. Whisk the eggs, yolks and sugar together with an electric whisk in a large mixing bowl for 10 mins, until pale and thick enough to leave a trail when the beaters are lifted up. Fold in the melted chocolate with a large metal spoon, then scrape into the tin.

  4. Bake for 20-25 mins – the surface should be set and puffed but still with a slight wobble. Cool, then chill for at least 3 hrs or overnight, before dusting with icing sugar and serving.

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bikerbell
21st Sep, 2013
Tried this yesterday. I made it with carnation caramel but added sea salt. I did find I had lots of chocolate filling left over but my tin is a bit on the shallow side. Put the leftovers into ramekin dishes with a bit of caramel on the bottom, will cook these today and serve warm. Will maybe use biscuit crust next time with borbourns. Every one enjoyed this tart and is a definite keeper.
roseyp
14th Jul, 2013
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roseyp
14th Jul, 2013
Made this today for a family BBQ. Used plain shop brought shortcrust pastry. Added vanilla and re-kneeded it in before rolling it out again. No real need to food processor it. It was lovely and went down a storm. Fed far more than the 10 it suggested. Will definitely make it again.
rachykay
23rd Jun, 2013
I delicious dessert! Went down a storm. I gave it that extra millionaire touch by adding some gold leaf to decorate it. Will definitely make again.
clairecarr
14th Apr, 2013
5.05
I cooked this yesterday for my chocolate/Caramel loving guests and it went down very well. I just used normal shortcrust pastry, didn't bother with the vanilla, I would definitely make this again!!! Mmmmmmm
nintendo59
2nd Apr, 2013
5.05
I made this at the last minute after messing up the dessert I'd planned for the evening. All of my guests loved it and gave wonderful feedback and the leftovers were devoured the next day.
amyhoare
24th Mar, 2013
5.05
I'm terrible at deserts but this turned out fantastic!
debtom
20th Mar, 2013
5.05
Made this several times now (made my own sweet pastry) & it's just excellent!
kathrinebrown
15th Jan, 2013
5.05
So easy to make and so yummy!
loudyer24
29th Dec, 2012
Can this be made ahead? I.e. tonight ready for tomorrow? Hope someone can help? Thanks

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