Super Luscious Chocolate Tart

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I’m always searching for new and interesting dairy and egg free puddings (I seem to say this a lot, but puddings are a real problem if you don’t eat eggs and dairy but want something other than fruit). And this one is a real gem – equally at place at an elegant dinner party or after a simple Sunday family lunch. It’s probably a little too extravagant for a children’s tea party!

I can only describe it as very rich, silky chocolate truffle encased in a crisp pastry shell. I used puff pastry as the shell (mainly as I had a block sitting in the freezer) but in retrospect I’d choose a crisp short crust to contrast well with the smooth and dreamy chocolate filling.

Super Luscious Chocolate TartΒ (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, soya-free [if use soya free chocolate], vegetarian and vegan)

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makes 1 tart

  • 150ml oat milk
  • 100ml water
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 170g dairy free dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 block puff pastry

– Line the tart case with puff pastry, prick all over and blind bake.
– Once it’s browned and cooked through [about 20 minutes in a medium oven] the middle with have puffed up so scrape off the top layers, in effect making a very large vol au vent!
– Meanwhile, make the filling.
– Place the water and oat milk and sugar into a saucepan and gently heat.
– Take 1 tbsp of the warmed milk mixture and mix to a smooth paste with the cornflour
– Pour the cornflour mix into the oat milk and stir well, bring to a bubbling boil and add the vanilla.
– Place the chopped chocolate into a bowl. Pour over the hot oat milk and stir to until its a smooth mixture. Season with a pinch of salt.
– Pour into the chocolate into the pastry case. Level off and refrigerate for a few hours until set.
– Serve thin slices (it’s very rich) with a dairyfree cream.

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lucylox

Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

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