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Choc tarts help anyone?
Fri 7-Mar-14
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I want to make some small chocolate tarts......have googled for recipes and found quite a few.  However, most of them seem to have a soft almost custard-like filling, and I really want the choc filling to have more of a solid texture. 

Has anyone made any like this, or got a recipe?

Thanks in advance.

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Fri 7-Mar-14
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Sue, how about a no-cook one - this is for one tart, but perhaps it could be made as individual tarts if needed.

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Fri 7-Mar-14
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Hmm, sounds yummy (I'd eat it!) but not quite what I'm after, Val.  The thing is, husband, although he likes chocolate, won't eat gooey or very sweet chocolate, like ganache or mousse-type things.  We've had a bought chocolate tart before (got it in one of the supermarkets from their chilled section) which had a rich solid filling that you could cut with a knife and it wouldn't ooze, he really liked that, as did I.  Do you know the sort of thing I mean?  And I want it to have a pastry (possibly a chocolate pastry) base, not a crumb one.  But thank you for the recipe, I may make that in the future when we have people round.

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Fri 7-Mar-14
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How about something like a Brownie mixture for the filling?

I'll try that again!

Fri 7-Mar-14
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That's an idea, thank you TA.  I'd want it to be on the squidgyer rather than cakey side though, will have to give that some thought.

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Fri 7-Mar-14
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I wish I knew where my original Brownie recipe is, it comes out more fudge-like than cakey.  I shall have a look through my older cookbooks and let you know if I find it.

I'll try that again!

Fri 7-Mar-14
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if only you had asked this 2 weeks ago, my australian womens weekly chocolate book had a recipe I used to make using evap or condensed milk , I can't remember which one, butter and chocolate, you used to melt them and let them set in a cake tin then cut into squares. Unfortunately I gave the book away 2 weeks ago

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Fri 7-Mar-14
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I can't find my old recipe but look what I did find!  Recipes here.

The way I used to make them was to melt butter and chocolate in a large pan, add sugar to dissolve then remove from heat and allow to cool slightly, add Vanilla extract, then the eggs and finally the plain flour and baking powder.  They always came out fudgy and never lasted long in my house.

I'll try that again!

Fri 7-Mar-14
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Oooh, so many brownie recipes!!  Thank you TA, I expect there'll be one amongst that lot that'll do the job.

Eileen, that sounds so simple, I would have thought the condensed milk would make for a good thick and firm result.  I might give that a try first, as it's such an easy one.  Will have to put condensed milk on my shopping list.

Quite a few of the recipes I've seen use dark choc (obviously), egg yolks and double cream in varying quantities - some with flour, some without. 

I feel a lot of experimenting coming on!! (in small quantities of coursebig_laughwhistle)

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Fri 7-Mar-14
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This is not the recipe I used but similar Sue.

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Just realised that , that recipe is boiled the one I did was similar ingredients but just melted I remember doing it in the microwave. When do you want the recipe for ? Becki is coming over tomorrow and I can get her to bring the book with her if you want.

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Not till the week after next, thanks Eileen.  When my sister is here, I want to do a traditional afternoon tea one day, with little salmon & cucumber sandwiches, crumpets (I'll probably make them, have done so before and they turned out surprisingly well), a Victoria sponge and fruit scones.  Thought of individual chocolate tarts also, as both husband and sister and the friends we will be inviting over all like chocolate.

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Another one (minus the peanut topping if not required.... smile)

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Thanks Val.....ooh, spoilt for choice now! laugh

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I'm so glad to see this thread as my little boy loves making jam tarts (and likes eating them even more) and a few days ago mentioned he wants to make chocolate tarts aswell. Thus making some brownies and using a bit of mixture for the tarts seems like a perfect job for the weekend.

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