Sunday, 29 May 2016

BAKING: NIGELLA'S CHOCOLATE TART

I've been making a lot of cakes recently and craved giving something else ago. I remembered seeing Nigella make a tart on one of her TV shows recently and as tarts are something I'd never ventured into before, I decided to give it a go! It was always going to be chocolate (I mean it is me!) and this one even has an Oreo crust, making it even more delicious! This is a great centrepiece for dinner and you can get lots of slices from it too. Dig in! 



YOU WILL NEED:

For the base:

2 packs of 154g Oreo biscuits
50g dark chocolate
50g unsalted butter

For the filling:

100g dark chocolate 
25g cornflour 
60ml milk 
500ml double cream 
50g cocoa 
2 teaspoons of instant espresso powder 
75g caster sugar 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil


  • You'll need a 1 x 23cm loose-bottomed loose bottomed tin. If you can't find this size, don't worry too much and just go smaller, you'll just have some mixture left.
THE BASE:

1) Break up the Oreo biscuits and 50g of chocolate and drop them into a food processor. Whizz these all together until you'll have crumbs. Then add in the butter and whiz again. The mixture should start to clump together



2) Using the back of a spoon, pat down the mixture into bottom and up the sides of your tin until evenly lined. Once done, pop into the fridge for 1-2 hours.



THE FILLING:
3) Spoon the cornflower into a glass and whisk in the milk until smooth. 

  • 4) Pour the cream into a large saucepan and add in 100g of chopped chocolate. Sieve cocoa straight into the pan and then add in the expresso, vanilla extract, sugar and olive oil. You can add in a pinch of salt here if you'd like although I decided to leave it out. 
  • 5) Place your pan onto a medium heat and using a small whisk, mix everything together. You are wanting everything to be smooth and lump free. You don't want to get air into the mixture.
  • 6) Take the pan off the heat and whisk in the cornflower/milk mixture until all is combined. You want to keep stirring until the mixture is thick. You don't want the cream to come to a boil, so every so often take the pan off the heat. Nigella suggests that you'll know when the mixture is ready as you can lift your spoon, run your finger down in a line and the line should remain in place.
  • 7) When ready, pour the mixture into a large measuring jug. Now this might sound a bit strange, but tear off a piece of baking parchment or similar and run it under the cold tap. Then wring this out and place the piece of paper on top of the mixture in the jug, this essentially stops the mixture getting a skin. Pop the jug into the fridge for bout 15 minutes.
  • 8) Pour the yummy mixture into the Oreo base (it will nicely flood into every crevice) and leave in the fridge for about four hours. When ready to dig in, sit your tin on a large tin and the ring should drop away, leaving just the base which you can leave on if you wish.
  • 9) Slice up your tart with a hot knife (this gives a cleaner cut) and enjoy with some double cream and some grated chocolate! 




I was really surprised at just how quickly this tart went in my house, it has definitely been one of my most popular makes. I'd love to know your favourite tart, are you a chocoholic too or do you prefer something more fruity? Let me know!

Emily x

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49 comments

  1. Oh my, this looks and sounds so delicious! I am a massive chocoholic, so will have to recreate this for myself over summer - thanks for sharing this recipe Emily :) x
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  2. This looks amazing, I must make this!

    Parie x
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  3. This looks so yummy, I really need to give this a go. I love chocolate but a Lemon Cheese cake would probably be my favourite, but I haven't tried this one yet. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

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  4. This definitely looks like my type of thing haha this looks super yummy!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  5. Oh my goodness!! I need to make this!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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  6. OMG! I would so love this !!! looks like heaven :)
    thanks for the recipe hun . xx

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  7. That looks absolutely delicious and I am craving for it! This goes to my list, I should definitely give it a try! I haven't seen that baking parchment trick before, something to keep in mind:)

    Ela BellaWorld

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  8. This looks so YUMMY! Can I have one slice please? :)
    xx
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  9. This looks so good! I'm not the biggest chocolate lover but I'd love to make a lemon tart, they're so nice!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  10. This looks so delicious! I'm actually drooling looking at the recipe. I have a 'tea club' with a girl that I work with and we always feast on Oreo's so I'm going to have to surprise her and make this recipe! haha!

    Also, great tip with the hot knife for the cleaner cut. I never thought about that!

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  11. Ahh Emily you are such an enabler. This bank holiday weekend I told myself I wouldn't let myself go crazy with the food and yet here I am, reading this recipe whilst opening a grocery shopping tab in the next window. Kudos. xxx


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  12. This looks so delicious! And it looks pretty easy, too :) I don't know how anyone can avoid loving chocolate. And an Oreo crust! Again, it looks delicious!

    Thanks for sharing this one :)

    Erin
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  13. This looks absolutely amazing! I'd love to try this recipe out! Chocolate is definitely one of my favorite flavors in cakes :)

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  14. No one does desserts quite like Nigella! Kinda wish I'd read this earlier now, would have been the perfect Bank Holiday weekend treat, however I'm definitely going to bookmark it for future reference!

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  15. Oh my lord I thought this looked good then I read about the OREO FREAKING CRUST? I need this in my tummy now. xx
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  16. First of all - I love your logo! Second - this looks SO AMAZINGLY GOOD. I might need to make this soon for my boyfriend, his weakness is chocolate tart!

    Erin xx
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  17. WOW! This looks absolutely gorgeous and so so yummy! I love the pictures too! I definitely need to make this!

    I'm a new follower to your gorgeous little blog! I absolutely love the title! x

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  18. Chocolate lover here!!!!! This looks d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!!! Omg I want something sweet asap!!!!! :) Well done!

    Yiota
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  19. This looks incredible! Next time I make a dessert I am going to try this out x

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  20. I've never had a chocolate tarte before. Looks so delicious! It would definitely win over anyone that loves chocolate. Thanks for the recipe :D
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  21. This looks so delicious, ah, can't get enough of chocolate! Xx

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  22. That looks delicious :) I'm more of a cooking than baking type of gal, but this seems fairly easy, so I might give it a go :) Thanks for sharing xx

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  23. Omg this looks so moist and yummy, Emily. I think I need to get back to trying new recipes in my never ending cooking books. Its therapeutic, isn't it? I mean baking...ha!
    Good evening! :)

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  24. Oh my goodness! Yumm, so delicious!

    xo
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  25. OMG!This post seriously got me craving! Thanks for sharing!


    - Cielo
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  26. Looks delicious!

    Take care doll! Oh, I'm hosting a giveaway, I'd love if you entered!
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  27. Oh babe you've done such an incredible job! This chocolate tart looks so, so delicious - gooey and thick!! :)

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  28. Well this looks INCREDIBLE. The Oreo base is such a good idea! I wish there was some sort of tap and taste feature on blogs, when will technology catch up? Immy x

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  29. This looks so gorgeous!
    Bookmarked and guess what I'll be doing on the weekend... :))

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  30. I want to have a try, must be very delicious

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  31. Oh yum this looks delicious! You are very talented, makes me want to lick the screen, haha! I'm a total chocoholic so this is right up my alley! :)


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  32. Yumm this looks amazing. I'm not an Oreo fan though so if probably try this with a different base!

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  33. I'm a huge chocolate lover and this looks amazing! I would love to try making this someday. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

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  34. Oh Gosh... you made it... it looks fab and I am sure it must be damn tasty... xoxo, NEHA

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  35. Mmmm... Looks so delicious! I'm definitely going to be passing the recipe onto my sister who is the baker in the family! xx

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  36. OMG! Your tart looks like it should be in a magazine. I love anything chocolate. I'd need a big ol glass of milk with this. Although, why do they call tarts made with chocolate a tart because they're not particularly tart, am I right haha?

    xx Yasmin
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    1. You have a good point...I have no idea! What else could we call it, hmm...

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  37. This look so so good, seriously! x

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  38. Gimme anything with Oreo and I am in, hon :)
    This is soooo delicious! Saving the recipe for later woohoo <3
    xox Nadia
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  39. Wow, this looks delicious! I will definitely have to bookmark this and make it some time. xx
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  40. All your photos of this tart *heart eye emoji*. Honestly, looks like the most perfect tart EVER. And oreo crust?!?!

    Raashi
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  41. Nigella is queen! This looks heavenly!

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  42. I'm a chocolate addict and I totally need to give this recipe a try. I've been browsing through your other posts and I'm so in love! Just followed you on Bloglovin' too. I look forward to more of your posts Emily. | nerokrishna.com

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  43. All that chocolate goodness is making our mouth water, we have to try making this soon!

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