Rich chocolate tart with salt flakes


Cook Time: 
55 mins - Set Time 2 hours
Serves 4 - 6

Additional Info:

300 ml
double cream
2 tsp
caster sugar
fine sea salt
unsalted butter, softened
70% cocoa cook's chocolate, broken into small pieces
50 ml
whole milk
ready-made shortcrust pastry
Sea salt
flakes and creme fraīche or ice cream, to serve

You can make the pastry for this, if you like, but ready-made is easier.

1. Preheat oven to 180C/gas 4. Roll out the pastry and use it to line a 23cm greased tart tin. Cover with baking paper, fill with dried beans and bake blind for 10-15 minutes, remove beans and bake again for 15 minutes until golden.

2. Put the cream, sugar and salt in a pan and bring to the boil. Remove as soon as the mixture boils up. Off the heat, add the butter and chocolate. Stir until blended.

3. Take a couple of minutes for a breather, then stir in the milk. Keep stirring till shiny. Pour into the tart shell and leave at room temperature for 2 hours to set.

4. Sprinkle salt flakes lightly all over, then serve with creme fraīche or ice cream. Whether it's delicious vegetarian or vegan recipes you're after, or ideas for gluten or dairy-free dishes, you'll find plenty here to inspire you. For more info on how we classify our lifestyle recipes please read our special diets fact sheet, or or for more information on how to plan your meals please see our special diets guidance.