Chocolate Walnut Tart (the Complete Italian Cookbook)


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Chocolate Walnut Tart with a soft and chewy filling of cinnamon flavoured chocolate cake crumbs and walnuts which are bound with condensed milk.

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A luscious chocolaty dessert! the chocolate walnut tart features a good blend of flavours and textures, with the walnuts balancing the sweetness of condensed milk very well and the jam providing a fruity twist to a chocolate-dominated recipe. Indeed, this is a memorable treat that everyone will love and remember; and it is best made the traditional italian way – no shortcuts will do!

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Chocolate Walnut Tart (the Complete Italian Cookbook) recipe - How to make Chocolate Walnut Tart (the Complete Italian Cookbook)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  20 to 22 minutes.   Baking Temperature:  200 °C (400 °F)   Total Time:     Makes 8 tarts
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Ingredients

For The Tart Dough
1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
1/4 cup soft butter
1 tbsp powdered sugar
a pinch of salt

For The Filling
1/4 cup condensed milk
1 tbsp jam
1 tbsp milk
1 cup chocolate cake crumbs
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (akhrot)
1/4 tsp cinnamon (dalchini) powder
Method
For the tart dough

    For the tart dough
  1. Sieve the flour and salt together.
  2. Rub the butter into the flour using your fingertips till the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add the sugar and mix well.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of water to make a dough.
  4. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and roll each portion into 50 mm. (2’) diameter circle.
  5. Prick with a fork at regular intervals.
  6. Press the rolled and pricked circles into the cavities of a muffin tray.
  7. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 °c (400 °f) for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp. Keep aside.

For the filling

    For the filling
  1. Melt the condensed milk, jam and milk in a non-stick pan over gentle heat.
  2. Add the cake crumbs, walnuts and cinnamon powder and mix well.
  3. Divide the filling into 8 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Spoon the filling mixture into prepared tart mould.
  2. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Serve hot.

Handy tip

    Handy tip
  1. For the chocolate cake crumbs, use a day old chocolate sponge cake.
Accompaniments

Pasta Genovese, Pesto Pasta with Mushrooms 
Pesto Minestrone 
Spinach and Ricotta Pie 
Three Bean Salad 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tart
Energy183 cal
Protein3.3 g
Carbohydrates32.8 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat11.2 g
Cholesterol14.8 mg
Sodium65.5 mg

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Reviews

Walnut Tart
5
 on 30 Aug 13 05:16 PM


This tart is so tasty and yummy that kids and adults both will truly relish it...