Chocolate Tart and Treacle Tart – for Mothering Sunday

Chocolate Tart

The flat smells of baking , its Mothering Sunday tommorrow so I am responsible for making pudding , it needed to be something that would be transportable so I decided on two tarts one Treacle Tart and one Chocolate Tart , these will be reheated tommorrow served with cream . The chocolate is for my grandmother who is a total chocoholic , hoping there will be some left for her to take home so they are both pretty big ones 24cm …. enough pastry left for some little jam and treacle tarts for treats in the week .

Also put together some bunches of spring flowers hyacinths , tulips and daffodils .

Mothers Day Flowers

Treacle and Chocolate Tart


Pastry Tart Cases

To make a 24cm tart cases

250g of plain flour
125g of butter
Pinch of salt
20 ml of water

  1. Crumb the butter into the flour , add the water to form a dough
  2. Place in the fridge for 1 hour
  3. Roll out the pastry with plenty of flower and line a tin
  4. Place in the fridge to rest for 20 minutes
  5. Bake blind , thats filled with baking paper and ceramic beans at 200deg for 15 minutes
  6. remove the paper and beans and bake for another 5 minutes
  7. Turn the oven down to 180degC fill with the fillings and bake for 20 minutes

Chocolate Tart

Chocolate filling for 24 cm tart tin

500g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids, broken into squares
360ml double cream
3 Eggs, beaten

Melt the chocolate , and warm the cream .
Mix together and add the beaten egg
Pour into the pastry case

Treacle  Tart
Treacle filling for 24 cm tart tin

400g of treacle
300g of fresh white breadcrumbs
1 lemon zest and juice
1 tsp of ground ginger

Mix together all the ingredients and fill the pastry case.

Flowers for mothers day , hyancinths , tulips and daffodils a spring bouquet

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