Recipe: Salted caramel tart

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Salted Caramel Tart - recipe courtesy of The Living Room

Ingredients

Serves 8.

 

Salted caramel:

8g sea salt
60ml double cream
140g sugar
60g butter
50ml water

Chocolate tart mix:

1 egg
1 egg yolk
125g dark chocolate
50g sugar
75g unsalted butter

Pastry:

90g/3½oz butter, softened
65g/2½oz caster sugar
3 free-range egg yolks
200g/7oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting

 

Method

Salted caramel:

1. Boil the sugar and water over a gentle heat.

2. Once the sugar has turned a caramel colour add the sea salt and remove from the stove.

3. Add the cream and butter, and whisk to incorporate.

4. Dip the base of the pan into some iced water, this will stop the caramel from colouring any further.

Chocolate tart mix:

1. Place the egg yolks and sugar into a metal bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until they are pale in colour.

2. Melt the chocolate and butter.

3. Whisk the melted chocolate and butter into the egg and sugar mixture until thoroughly combined.

Pastry and final tarts:

1. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until well combined, then beat in the egg yolks, one at a time until full incorporated into the mixture.

2. Mix in the flour until the mixture comes together as a ball of dough.

3. Tip the pastry out onto a floured work surface and knead briefly until smooth.

4. Wrap the pastry in cling film and chill for 30 minutes. Alternatively, it can be frozen for use at a later date.

5. Line 8x9cm pastry tins.

6. Line the pastry with baking parchment then fill with baking beans (or uncooked rice).

7. Transfer to the oven to bake blind for 10-15 minutes, then remove the greaseproof paper and baking beans (or rice) and return to the oven to bake for a further 3-5 minutes, until it is just cooked and golden-brown. Remove from the oven and set aside.

8. Reduce the oven temperature to 170C/345F/Gas 3.

9. Place equal quantities of caramel between the tarts top with the equal portions of chocolate mix.

10. Place the tarts back in the oven and cook for 6 minutes.

11. Serve whilst still warm with some semi whipped cream to the side.

 

Recipe submitted by…

The Living Room
Bristol Harbourside
www.thelivingroom.co.uk/location/bristol

 

 

2 Responses to Recipe: Salted caramel tart

  1. the recipe says that you need double cream and butter for the caramel, but doesn't include any instructions on how to incorporate these ingredients. is this a mistake? or should the ingredients be added to the pan?

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