Level

2

Category

  • Baking
  • Desserts

Cuisine

  • South African

Cooking Methods

  • Baking

Prep Time

40 minutes

Cooking Time

20 minutes

Ingredients

300g ready-made short crust pastry, defrosted
600g 70% dark chocolate, chopped finely
400ml cream
80ml butter, cubed
--TO SERVE:
Pomegranate arils
Chocolate shavings
Vanilla ice cream

Directions

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Prepare a 500ml capacity tart tin by spraying with a non-stick cooking spray.
Line the tart tin with the short crust pastry.
Prick the bottom with a fork. Place baking paper over the pastry and fill with blind baking beans or rice.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the base of the tart is cooked, take care not to burn the edges.
Remove from oven and take out the baking paper with beans/rice and allow to cool completely while you make the dark chocolate ganache.
To make the dark chocolate ganache; heat the cream over medium heat in a small saucepan to just below boiling point.
Place the chocolate in a medium mixing bowl and slowly pour the hot cream over the chocolate, stirring with a wooden spoon. Make sure all the chocolate pieces are melted.
While stirring, add cubed butter and allow to melt into the ganache.
Pour the ganache into the short crust case and allow to set for 1 to 2 hours. Serve with pomegranate arils, chocolate shavings and vanilla ice cream.

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