White chocolate & cardamom tart with raspberry dust

White chocolate & cardamom tart with raspberry dust

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 1 hr plus 2 hrs infusing and 2½ hrs chilling

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Serves 6 - 8
Try this stunning white chocolate dessert to finish off your Sunday roast - sprinkle with freeze-dried raspberry dust to make it extra special

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (8)

  • kcal585
  • fat42g
  • saturates21g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre2g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 15 cardamom pods
  • 300ml pot double cream, plus a drizzle more (buy a 150ml pot and serve the extra on the side)
  • 375g block sweet shortcrust pastry
  • 200g white chocolate
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

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  • 3 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp freeze-dried raspberries (optional, available from Waitrose and Sainsbury's)
    Raspberries

    Raspberry

    ras-beh-ree

    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…

  • 150g punnet raspberries, to serve
    Raspberries

    Raspberry

    ras-beh-ree

    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…

Method

  1. Crack the cardamom pods open by squashing them gently using a pestle and mortar, or with the end of a rolling pin. Put the cream and cracked cardamom pods in a pan, heat gently, bubbling for 1-2 mins, then set aside to infuse for at least 2 hrs or, if you have time, cool then chill overnight.

  2. Roll out the pastry to the thickness of a £1 coin, then use to line a 23cm loose-bottom, fluted tart tin. Snip off most of the excess pastry with a pair of scissors, leaving about 2cm overhanging. Chill for 30 mins.

  3. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and place a baking sheet on the middle shelf. Remove the tart case from the fridge, line with baking parchment or foil, and fill with baking beans. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 15 mins, then remove the parchment or foil and beans, and return the case to the oven for a further 10 mins until cooked through and starting to turn golden around the edges. Remove from the oven and, while the pastry is still warm, use a small serrated knife to slice off the excess pastry. Set aside to cool a little while you prepare the filling.

  4. Reduce oven to 140C/120C fan/gas 1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place in a large bowl. Whisk the egg and sugar in another bowl. Measure the cardamom-infused cream and top back up to 300ml with a splash of extra cream. Pour back into the pan and warm through on the hob until just steaming, but not boiling, then strain onto the chopped chocolate, discarding the cardamom pods. Leave to stand for a few mins, then stir until smooth and glossy. Add the warm chocolate cream to the egg, whisking as you go, until combined. Pour into the tart case, then carefully slide into the oven. Bake for 30 mins until just set (the filling should still have a wobble), then remove and chill for at least 2 hrs, or overnight.

  5. Place the freeze-dried raspberries in a mortar, and crush with a pestle to a dusty texture. To serve, scatter the raspberry dust over the tart. Serve in slices with fresh raspberries on top and a jug of cream on the side.

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hurra03
1st May, 2017
Really, really nice... Although I'd probably leave our the sugar next time as Greens White Chocolate is very sweet.
kerobinson
26th Aug, 2015
The sizes of the pots of cream seem to be the wrong way round. Do you mean a 150ml pot plus a drizzle more? Could you confirm please that it is 150ml of cream that you infuse with the cardamom pods. Thank you.
cathygledhill
15th Jan, 2015
Has anybody made this? Is the number of eggs correct. It says one in ingredients list and eggs in the method ?
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goodfoodteam
22nd Jan, 2015
Hi cathygledhill, thanks for bringing this to our attention, great spot! The ingredients list is correct - it is 1 egg and we've now corrected the method. Apologies for any confusion. Thanks again. 
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