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Super Luscious Chocolate Tart


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 Tart (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, soya-free [if use soya free chocolate], vegetarian and vegan)


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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