Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Easy Chocolate Tart (Gordon Ramsay)

Based on what I have seen Gordon Ramsay on TV, I always assume that all his recipes are tough and challenging like him. Not anymore! ... until I had a glimpse of the book, Gordon Ramsay makes it easy. All the recipes in this book are super-simplified! Even the steps and words of the recipes look so sparse as each recipe rarely go beyond a page or two.

I can't emphasise further that Gordon Ramsay makes it easy has fully convinced me that his bakes can be easy and I feel the same too after baking these miniature version of Gordon's chocolate tarts.


Although these chocolate tarts are rich in its chocolaty flavour and wonderfully smooth in texture, they are not crazy in their sweetness and simply heavenly to eat. This recipe originally comes from BBC GoodFood but the licence for this publication has expired and can't be found in this website anymore.  Fortunately, I have printed a copy of this recipe and managed to bake these simple to bake and delicious tarts.

Within a minute, my son ate two of these... Geez! Good to know that they are actually not difficult to bake.


Gordon's chocolate tarts, the miniature ones!
I have cut the pastry 1 cm larger than the size that can fit my patty pan.
Yes. These pastry talks and they are speaking to Little Thumbs Up (Flour)... LOL!
I have baked these for 20 mins and should have baked them for 15 mins! Ops!
Making the chocolate filling is easy... Just mix these together! 
Then, melt and mix!
I must admit they look quite the same but is it easy to tell if the chocolate mixture is set or not.
Simple and delicious! Is this Gordon Ramsay's style???

Here's the recipe that I have mostly adapted from BBC GoodFood but the licence of publishing this recipe has expired. You may wish to refer to another similar recipe at here but both of these Gordon Ramsay's chocolate tart recipes are not exactly the same!

Makes 12

For the sweet pastry
125g all purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
a pinch of salt
60g icing sugar
60g butter, chilled
1/2 egg, large (80g each)

For the chocolate filling:
150g dark chocolate, preferably Callebaut dark chocolate callets with 70% cocoa
50ml milk
100ml cream, 35% fat
1 egg
1 tbsp caster sugar

To make the pastry, sift the flour, salt and icing sugar into a large bowl. Rub in the butter until it forms coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add in egg. Mix into a dough, then knead on a clean surface until pastry comes together. Wrap and chill for a couple of hours

Heat the oven to 190°C or 170°C fan forced. Roll the pastry to about 5mm thickness. Cut pastry with 6 cm cutter (or 8 cm just in case if there is any shrinkage) and place them in the 12 holes of a patty pan. Freeze pastry for at least 30 mins. Line pastry with baking paper and baking beads and bake blind for 15-20 mins (I have over baked mine slightly for 20 mins and I reckon 15 mins should be enough). Remove the beads and bake for another 5 mins. Allow pastry to cool completely in room temperature

Reduce oven to 150°C or 130°C fan forced.

To make the filling, place chocolate, milk and cream in a heat proof bowl and microwave with short pulses of low power until all chocolate is melted and stir until mixture is well combined. Alternatively, bring milk and cream to the boil and slowly add to the chocolate, mixing slowly with a spoon or spatula.

Mix in eggs and caster sugar. Pour mixture through a sieve and distribute mixture into the tart pastry. Bake for 20 mins or until mixture is set. Cool completely and serve.

Happy Baking
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27 comments:

  1. When I see the word "Easy", I straightaway scroll down to see your ingredients, then scroll up back to see the tart, and then, lastly, read your post.. And yes, I agree with you, it's easy..Ingredients are simple, I have everything in the pantry.. I'm not gonna make the pastries, coz I will be using instant frozen puff pastries.. Looks like nutella, yummmzzzz

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  2. Hi Zoe, thanks for sharing this.I shall try to dig out his easy recipes and start baking. :)

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  3. Hi Zoe, these days I'm craving about tarts. Your chocolate tart is another one which I must try. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Delicious Chocolate tarts.... So good and perfect!!!

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  5. These tarts look so indulgent! I'm sure my kids would love them.

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  6. so gooood!yummy tartlets.will finish this off in a minute

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  7. These look like delicious chocolatey mouthfuls! I've never like making pastries because I feel so clumsy and make lots of mistakes but I'd love to try this!

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  8. Hi Chocolate queen:D You just baked another scrumptious chocolate dessert for us to drool over:D Very clean lines on the pastry and the chocolate fillings look so smooth.

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  9. ooooh!! the filling is too enticing!!! sensational

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  10. Zoe, your close up shot of that chocolate tart is driving me crazy LOL!

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  11. Hi Zoe you managed to make some thing "easy" look "not so easy". Very classy little tarts!

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  12. Easy is great! And when it looks this delicious.. it's even greater! Nice recipe :)

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  13. Wow they look amazing and I love the way you have done the photos...what a great idea!

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  14. One thing I discovered in his recipes is that they are so straight forward, easy and most of the ingrediants are easily available even over here!!.

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  15. Hi Zoe, I just saw some tasty coconut tarts at Kimmy's blog, seeing your Gordon Ramsay’s easy delicious chocolate tarts made me so hungry. Yeah must try ^-^!

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  16. Love that chocolate mixture... I could bite into a few of these.

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  17. I'd want two of these! But I'm a kid at heart. ;-) Really fun recipe, and love the photos. Thanks!

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  18. Hi Zoe, I've been MIA for so long...even from my own blog; have a lot of catching to do, missed you, and your beautiful blog with all the amazing posts of desserts and foods, that you so 'lovingly' prepare to perfection. Love the Chocolate Tarts you made, and Do love Gordon Ramsay! I also love the creamy and delicious soup with the yummy bread, and will check out all the other posts I've missed!

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  19. these tarts look just amazing! Great Job!!!

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  20. These tarts looks so good! My kiddies would love them x #BakeoftheWeek

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  21. Love those tarts and my kids would love to make these! #BakeoftheWeek

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  22. Oh Zoe,
    This look like those to die for kind of chocolate tarts.
    I can see why Ryan can have 2 in just minutes..hehe
    How I wish I can have 3 tarts from you now :p

    mui

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  23. These look great! Haven't baked anything from Gordon Ramsay. Will try this out.

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  24. Oooo these look yummy! I'm a chocoholic so these little tarts look right up my street! Thank you for linking up to #bakeoftheweek :-)

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  25. Fabulous looking tarts, far too easy to eat two or three in the blink of an eye!
    #bakeoftheweek

    Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

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