Thursday 30 May 2013

Jamie Oliver's Chocolate Tart

It's true what they say about English weather, you get a patch of sun for a week every summer and you're done for the year. This couldn't be more true at the moment, we've had a few scattered days of sunshine and now I'm sitting here typing this up whilst it rains again, just for something different. Well one of those days way back when the sun was shinning for a brief period in time, I made this delightfully summery chocolate tart with berries. This was my first time using a sweet Jamie Oliver recipe, it was super delicious and delectable.


1 packet of Chocolate Digestive Biscuits or Chocolate Wheatons
250g butter

300ml double cream
2 tsp caster sugar
A pinch of fine sea salt
50g unsalted butter, softened
200g 70% cocoa cook’s chocolate, broken into small pieces (I used Lindt)
50ml whole milk
Berries, sea salt flakes or crème fraîche or ice cream, to serve

1. Crush biscuits in food processor until they resemble fine breadcrumbs.
2. Add butter and mix together, mixture should be firm when pressed together.
3. Press biscuit mixture evenly and firmly into a tart tin and leave to cool in refrigerator whilst you make the filling
4. Put the cream, sugar and salt in a pan and bring to the boil. Remove as soon as the mixture boils up. With the pan off the heat, add the butter and chocolate. Stir until blended.
5. Take a couple of minutes for a breather, then stir in the milk. Keep stirring till it's shiny.

6. Pour into the tart shell and leave at room temperature for 4 hours to set.
7. Once ready add your berries, salt or whatever your desired topping is and serve with cream or ice-cream.


  1. That tart looks SO creamy!

    My first visit to London the sun was out every single day. Who could believe that?

    Then years later, my step-son went to Reading to university and he couldn't wait to get back to Australia to see the sun. :)

  2. Oh that looks like my kind of dessert!!!! xxx

  3. Goodness me it's only 10:44am and all I want is a slice of that tart! :O

  4. Maybe remove the packet of pastry from the receipt if you are using biscuits crumbs as a base instead.


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