Chocolate Ganache Tart

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Chocolate Ganache Tart, Pastry Maestra

W

ho doesn’t like chocolate? If somewhere out there really exists someone who doesn’t have an urge to take a bite of chocolate bar, a brownie or a chocolate ganache tart, that phenomena will always remain a mistery to me!
Now, if the words like ‘tart’ or ‘ganache’ are unfamiliar to you and you are a newcomer to the wonderful world of desserts- first of all-welcome and second – I would recommend that you check my posts about making tart and making ganache and then come back! As you can see, I rolled out pastry for my tart a bit thick, and it is simply because I like it that way when it is filled with ganache. If you like your tart shell to be thinner, you know what to do!

I am a chocolatarian. I only eat chocolate.

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This chocolate indulgence is composed of three parts. The first is chocolate shortcrust pastry, the second part is silky dark chocolate ganache, and the third part are chocolate shavings. To make chocolate shavings, you can use melted or tempered chocolate, and how to temper chocolate you can learn in my post. Decorate the tart with chocolate shavings and some red berries, or you could just leave it as is, and serve it with some whipped cream. A perfect snack with your afternoon tea or coffee!

Chocolate Ganache Tart, Pastry Maestra

Chocolate Ganache Tart Recipe

by:Tereza Alabanda,The Pastry Maestra

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Prep. time : 15 minutes

Cook time : 25 minutes

Ready in 60 minutes

Level : Advanced

Ingredients:
Chocolate Pâte Sablée:

  • All purpose flour 180g (6.3oz)
  • Cocoa powder unsweetened 20g (0.7oz)
  • Butter 115g (4oz)
  • Powdered sugar 100g (3.5oz)
  • Egg 50g (1.8oz or 1 medium egg)
  • Salt 1g (116Tsp)

Chocolate Ganache:

  • Chocolate 50% cocoa solids 200g (7oz)
  • Cream 200g (7oz)
  • Butter 55g (2oz)
  • Extra dark chocolate for decorations 200g (7oz)

Directions

  1. To make pâte sablée put softened butter and sifted powdered sugar into a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until the mixture becomes creamy. Add one egg and continue mixing until the mixture becomes uniform. Into another bowl put sifted flour, cocoa powder and salt and mix to combine. Fold the dry ingredients into the butter mixture with a silicone spatula. Wrap the dough in cling film, flatten it and put it in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  2. Roll chilled dough onto floured surface and line a 24cm (9″) round tart ring with it. Bake it at 180°C (350°F) first with the weights for 10 minutes, and then remove the weights and continue baking the tart shell for another 10-15 minutes.
  3. When the tart shell is cooled, make the ganache. Bring cream to boil and pour it over the chopped chocolate. Set aside for one minute, and then stir well until you get uniform mixture. Add butter and stir until it melts.
  4. Pour the ganache into the cold tart shell while it is still warm and liquid. Put it in the fridge to set.
  5. To make chocolate shavings, you can use melted or tempered chocolate. Spread the chocolate onto a marble slab, and when it starts setting, scrape it with a triangle spatula under 45° angle.
  6. Decorate your chocolate tart with chocolate shavings and fresh raspberries before serving.

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