Thursday, October 22, 2009

Chocolate Tort

Chocolate and hazelnut tart
Serves 6

1 1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 cup conf sugar
1/2 cup ground hazelnuts
1/2 cup, 125g cold butter, cut into small cubes
1 small egg yolk
2 tablespoons cold water
3/4 cup heavy cream
10 ounces good quality dark chocolate, broken in pieces

Place the flour, sugar, hazelnuts and butter in a large bowl.
Use your fingers and rub until a grainy texture.
Add egg yolk and water and mix the dough well with your hands.
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Press the dough into a 12 inch tart pan.
Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
Cool on a wire rack.
Bring the cream to a boil, remove from heat.
Pour into a bowl with the chocolate.
Stir well and pour the mixture over the tart.
Cool and serve.

via Sweet Paul