This deceptively simple chocolate tart features a pastry that requires zero dough-making. It is an elegant dessert, that is rich and decadent, looks beautiful whilst being pretty easy to make, with few ingredients. It’s just a simple ready-made short crust pastry, with a dark chocolate ganache filling. A fancy dessert that’s not complicated, and basically flop-proof.
300g ready-made shortcrust pastry, defrosted
600g 70% dark chocolate, chopped finely
80ml butter, cubed
Vanilla ice cream
If you don’t have short-crust pastry, can’t get hold of it, or would prefer a different base, then you can make a simple cookie crust. Try this coconut crust, this Tennis biscuit & pecan crust, or a ginger biscuit & cashew nut crust.
You could make this chocolate ganache tart a vegan tart but it takes a few substitutes. Firstly, you need to make sure the dark chocolate is vegan-friendly (most 70%+ Lindt Chocolates are, Nestle Midnight Velvet, and Dark Chocolate Aero). Substitute the cream for coconut cream and the butter for coconut butter or vegan margarine. Ensure that the base contains no butter or dairy, this means that you might have to make your own base, we recommend a nut crust.
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