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Salted honey fudge & chocolate tart

Salted honey fudge & chocolate tart

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  • Easy
  • Serves 10

Layer salted caramel and thick chocolate cream on a chocolate pastry base and top with crunchy honeycomb for a dessert with a difference

Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal814
fat61g
saturates36g
carbs55g
sugars35g
fibre5g
protein7g
salt0.8g
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Ingredients

  • 500g pack sweet shortcrust pastry
  • 3 tbsp cocoa , plus extra for rolling and dusting
  • 2 tsp clear honey
  • ½ tsp good-quality sea salt
  • honeycomb , crumbled to serve (optional, see goes well with)
  • crème fraîche or single cream , to serve

For the salted honey fudge

  • 140g set honey
  • 140g butter , diced
  • 150ml double cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the chocolate layer

  • 400g dark chocolate , broken into chunks
  • 300ml double cream

Method

  • STEP 1

    Dice the pastry into chunks and put in a food processor. Sift over the cocoa, drizzle over the honey, then pulse to combine into a chocolate pastry (see tip box, below left). Roll out the dough on a lightly cocoa-dusted work surface, big enough to line a 23cm loose-bottomed tart tin with a little overhang. Cover and chill for 30 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Scrunch up a big sheet of baking parchment and use to line the tart tin. Fill with baking beans and bake for 15-20 mins until sandy and the sides are firm. Remove the beans and paper, and bake for a further 5-15 mins until really biscuity. Trim off the overhang and cool.

  • STEP 3

    Put the honey fudge ingredients into a small pan and warm gently until the butter has completely melted. Bring to a gentle simmer and bubble, stirring, for 4-5 mins until more golden coloured and thickened. Stir in ¼-½ tsp good salt (to taste), then pour into the tart case. Chill for 30 mins.

  • STEP 4

    For the topping, mix the chocolate and cream in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Gently melt, stirring occasionally, until combined. Cool for 5 mins, then pour into the tart case gently, covering the honey layer. Chill until ready to serve.

  • STEP 5

    Remove from the fridge 10 mins before serving, to soften a little. Dust with cocoa and scatter with a little crumbled honeycomb, if you like, then serve with dollops of crème fraîche or a jug of cream.

RECIPE TIPS
MAKING PASTRY SPECIAL

Like the chocolate base of this tart, you can flavour pastry with other flavours like vanilla, herbs or cheese. Simply dice a block of shortcrust pastry, pop it in your food processor, add your chosen flavour and pulse briefly.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2013

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