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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Chocolate Raspberry Tartlets


This sweet treat came about after we were given these beautiful raspberries from Orange.


As nice as they were to just eat, I wanted to make something a little special.


Firstly the pastry is prepared by combining flour, butter and icing sugar to a crumb.


The cold egg yolk then brings it all together.


The dough then rests in the fridge. You may notice my dough has only just come together but I find the rolling out completes the process.


Roll out the dough, I often do so between grease proof paper.


Put in very well greased tins, rest again in the fridge, then prick lightly and bake until golden.
I would like to try the baking beads but am yet to buy some....


Once cooled I added some raspberries which I had warmed in a saucepan to soften, and drained most of the liquid away. 


To make the ganache simply heat cream then remove from heat and stir in the chocolate, I used half dark and half milk.


Spoon on top of your raspberries and allow to set.


So yummy! The tart raspberries went perfectly with the deep chocolate and the crispy pastry.


Would make a lovely christmas treat :)



Chocolate Raspberry Tartlets 
(makes approx. 1 dozen)

Pastry
90g salted butter
1 cup flour
2 tbsp sifted icing sugar 
1 egg yolk

Rub the butter, sugar and flour until like bread crumbs. Add in the egg yolk to bring it together, you may need a little cold water. Wrap in plastic wrap and rest in fridge for half hour. Roll out and and cut to size, place in well greased tins. Rest in fridge for 10 minutes. Prick pastry and cook in a preheated 200C oven until golden (about 10-15 minutes)

Filling
200g raspberries

Warm in a saucepan and then strain.
Once cool spoon into tart cases.

Ganache
1/4 cup cream
50g dark chocolate
50g milk chocolate
1tsp butter

Heat cream until hot, take off the heat and add the broken up chocolate, stir until thick and smooth.
Stir through butter.
Spoon over the top of raspberries and refrigerate until firm.

30 comments:

  1. Such pure flavours. The slight tartness of the raspberries with the ganache would be supurb. They look pretty too.

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  2. They look so pretty and delicious!Great colors!Kisses,dear Muppy!

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  3. Gosh, Muppy, talk about food porn....:-))

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  4. I love the raspberry / chocolate combination! Delish!

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  5. I was reading this on my rss reader and going "Hmm. This is an odd post, almost beat poetry, statements made and left to hang. Very interesting."

    Then I clicked full test and went "Ohhhh, there are pictures!" and suddenly it all made sense.

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  6. The raspberry-chocolate combo sounds divine in these tartlets!

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  7. Ditto on previous comments, raspberries + choc is one of my favourite combos.

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  8. Oh dear, these are so yummy looking, I need to go on a diet!

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  9. Ooh love the little raspberry surprise centre! :D I'm the same when I get really nice produce, I just want to make something that really shows it off to its best advantage.

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  10. Oh gosh...chocolate/raspberry combo. I'm lost...

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  11. Can't get better than dark choc and raspberries :D

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  12. My mouth is watering! These are crazy delicious - I love them!

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  13. Yum, a perfect combination of tart raspberries and rich chocolate. Beautiful!

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  14. This looks lovely! You have me drooling with the combination of raspberries and chocolate! Wish you a wonderful Sunday!

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  15. Beautiful tartlets!!I love raspberries with chocolate for both the flavour and the colour!!!Have a great week!

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  16. love the combo of raspberries and choc! your tarts look beautiful!

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  17. You read my mind! This is just what I needed to wake me up on this MOnday! Amazing

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  18. This recipe is AMAZING, Muppy!! I seriously love any bite-sized form of foods and am one of those ppl that go nuts when presented with a tray of fruity tartlets. I really am going to look out for a mini tart baking tray for this Christmas! I don't have any baking beads but normally used uncooked grains of rice. They can still be cooked like normal even after as well haha... Thanks for this recipe! Love it! =)

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  19. Muppy these little tartelets are mouthwatering!

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  20. These little tarts look amazing Muppy!!!! Chocolate and raspberry go so well together. You've made me hungry now!!!

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  21. Oh oh oh! That first photo is glorious, glorious! I adore raspberries but rarely have them fresh because of the cost. These look so incredible!

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  22. Gah! Blogger always eats my comments on your blog! Trying again....

    These look so gorgeous! The first photo is absolutely magazine worthy with the popping colours :) And I do love raspberries!

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  23. These tarts are gorgeous! Raspberry and chocolate are always a fantastic combination!

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  24. What a lovely way to use raspberries. I'm liking that two-toned effect, too!

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  25. This is such a mouth watering preparation,can't wait to try it

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  26. When I go to Orange for Christmas I am going to gorge myself on raspberries if this is what they look like! Your pastry is so flakey, what a perfect tart.

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  27. wow! that pastry looks so flaky and buttery. thank you for sharing this, I cant wait to try it out.

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  28. Thanks for sending me this link, loved the pastry!

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