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    Seriously Chocolatey After dinner mint chocolate tart

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    Seriously Chocolatey After dinner mint chocolate tart

    Layers of dark Belgian mint chocolate, sumptuous mint cream and rich dark Belgian chocolate ganache in a light crisp chocolate pastry case, finished with white chocolate leaves.

    What makes it the ultimate summer Seriously From Waitrose dessert?

    This is a rich decedant dessert, a twist on the classic after dinner mint! It has a fresh taste whist still being very chocolately and satisfying. It is a perfect finish to a summer meal and great for dinner parties or after an evening barbeque. I made a variety of desserts and trialled them on friends and family and this was the definite winner!

    Ingredients

    • Pastry:
      225g plain flour
      30g cocoa powder
      35g icing sugar
      150g unsalted butter
      ~2 tbsp cold water

      Dark Belgian chocolate with mint extract

      White chocolate mint layer:
      200ml double cream
      150g white chocolate
      ~4tsp peppermint extract (amount will vary depending on quality of extract, should have a good minty flavour!)

      Dark chocolate ganache:
      150g dark Belgian chocolate
      225ml double cream
      4 egg yolks
      50g caster sugar

    Method

    1. Method: Make pastry and bake blind for ~15mins, uncover and bake for 5-10mins. While still hot, grate over a thin layer of dark mint choc. Allow to cool. White mint layer: Bring cream to boil, add choc, stir until melted, add mint extract to taste. Pour a thin layer over the cooled pastry case(s). Refrigerate to set. Ganache: Melt choc and cream. Beat egg and sugar and stir into chocolate mixture. Stir until thickens slightly. Cover tarts and refrigerate to set. Top with white choc leaves.

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