Chocolate Walnut Tart (the Complete Italian Cookbook)
by Tarla Dalal
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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!
- Sieve the flour and salt together.
- Rub the butter into the flour using your fingertips till the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add the sugar and mix well.
- Add 1 tablespoon of water to make a dough.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and roll each portion into 50 mm. (2’) diameter circle.
- Prick with a fork at regular intervals.
- Press the rolled and pricked circles into the cavities of a muffin tray.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 °c (400 °f) for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp. Keep aside.
- Melt the condensed milk, jam and milk in a non-stick pan over gentle heat.
- Add the cake crumbs, walnuts and cinnamon powder and mix well.
- Divide the filling into 8 equal portions and keep aside.
- Spoon the filling mixture into prepared tart mould.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Serve hot.
- For the chocolate cake crumbs, use a day old chocolate sponge cake.
Nutrient values per tart
|Vitamin A||212.7 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||0.2 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B3||0.2 mg|
|Vitamin C||0.6 mg|
|Folic Acid||1.8 mcg|
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