Chocolate and Peanut Tart

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125 g unsalted butter
80 g confectioner’s sugar
30 g almond meal
1 g salt
50 g eggs
180 g flour
20 g unsweetened cocoa powder
125 g heavy cream
125 g milk
30 g caster sugar
60 g egg yolks
100 g bittersweet chocolate
83 g roasted peanuts
33 g caster sugar
33 g water
1 pinch salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil


  • stand mixer with dough hook
  • plastic wrap
  • parchment paper
  • pie weights
  • oven
  • wire rack
  • saucepan
  • whisk
  • microwave
  • immersion blender
  • food processor
  • Step 1/20

    Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius

  • Step 2/20

    • 125 g unsalted butter
    • 80 g confectioner’s sugar
    • 30 g almond meal
    • 1 g salt
    • 50 g eggs
    • 180 g flour
    • 20 g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • stand mixer with dough hook

    In the mixer, cream butter, salt, sugar, almond meal and egg. Combine the flour and cocoa powder in a separate bowl. Add flour and cocoa powder mix into creamed butter in two increments. Mix until combined.

  • Step 3/20

    • plastic wrap

    Wrap in a slab with plastic wrap and chill for 30-45 mins

  • Step 4/20

    • parchment paper

    In-between two pieces of parchment paper, roll the dough out. Remove the top layer and freeze dough flat in the freezer for 15 mins

  • Step 5/20

    Take dough out of the freezer and place each tart ring into the dough, cutting into it. Cut 4 strips of dough and line the sides of the tart. Lightly prick the base with a fork.

  • Step 6/20

    • pie weights

    Line each target with a small piece of parchment and fill up with pie weights. You could also use rice or beans as a substitute for pie weights.

  • Step 7/20

    • oven

    Blind bake for 15 mins.

  • Step 8/20

    • wire rack

    Remove weights and bake for an additional 10 mins. Cool on a rack.

  • Step 9/20

    • 125 g heavy cream
    • 125 g milk
    • 30 g caster sugar
    • saucepan

    Chocolate Cremeux: In a saucepan, bring cream and milk with 1/3 of sugar to boil.

  • Step 10/20

    • 60 g egg yolks

    Meanwhile, beat egg yolks with remaining sugar in a heatproof bowl.

  • Step 11/20

    • whisk

    Turn heat off and temper yolk mixture by slowly pouring the cream and milk mix into the yolks whilst whisking constantly until all the cream is transferred. Transfer back to saucepan.

  • Step 12/20

    Cook tempered egg yolk and cream mixture until 85 degree Celsius, it should not boil.

  • Step 13/20

    • 100 g bittersweet chocolate
    • microwave

    Melt bittersweet chocolate in a large bowl in the microwave

  • Step 14/20

    • immersion blender

    Strain creme anglaise through a sieve directly over the melted chocolate. Using an immersion blender, blend till smooth.

  • Step 15/20

    • 33 g caster sugar
    • 33 g water

    Peanut Praline: In a separate saucepan, put sugar and water, mix well and do not touch for 10 mins

  • Step 16/20

    After 10 mins, swirl the caramel around until it is a light golden.

  • Step 17/20

    • 83 g roasted peanuts
    • 1 pinch salt

    Turn gas off and add roasted peanuts and a pinch of salt

  • Step 18/20

    Mix well and pour mixture on to parchment paper, let cool at room temperature until very brittle

  • Step 19/20

    • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
    • food processor

    Break praline up into a food processor and blend until smooth. Add 2 tbsp of oil or until praline is very smooth.

  • Step 20/20

    Assembly: Spoon 1-1.5 Tbsp of praline onto the base of the chocolate tart. Pour cremeux over the praline and chill until set.

    Assembly: Spoon 1-1.5 Tbsp of praline onto the base of the chocolate tart. Pour cremeux over the praline and chill until set.

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