A good cake – Leffe Chocolate Tart
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What with it being my birthday and all I thought it a good a time as nay to show and prove to the guys at work that my talents reach even further than that which they see on an everyday basis (swearing, drinking and occasionally web design and development). I like cake, I like chocolate and I like beer so looked for a way in which I could combine all three and came up with this beauty of a recipe – give it a try and I am sure you will be impressed as they guys at work were!
- 500g flour (sieved)
- 250g butter (I went for unsalted)
- 150g sugar
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 400g dark chocolate (not shit stuff, 70% solid minimum)
- 200g butter
- 5 egg yolks
- 3 eggs (whole)
- 100 sugar
- 100ml Leffe Brune
- Pre-heat the oven to 180c
- Make pastry – you COULD use a food processor for this but I prefer to chuck all the pastry ingredients (minus the egg) into a bowl and get my hands messy.
- Once the pastry ingredients are well mixed pour the egg into the middle and work together until you get a nice smooth dough
- Wrap the dough in cling film and put in the fridge for about 30 minutes to chill – I used this time to drink the rest of the beer (please remember to keep the 100ml over though!)
- Lightly flour the work surface and butter a flan tin (32cm diameter recommended but the 28cm I used was fine)
- Roll out the pastry so it will fit your tin then place it in.
- Cut a roll of baking paper the size of the tin and place on the pastry; also weigh the pastry down using rice or dry beans wrapped in a bag to stop it rising too much.
- Place in the oven for about 18 minutes (take the beans/rice out after 15)
- While the pastry is baking break the butter and chocolate into a heatproof bowl. Place this bowl over a pan of boiling water to melt the chocolate and make a smooth goo of choc (its ace)
- Whisk the sugar, egg yolks and eggs together in a separate bowl until smooth
- Mix the chocolate mix (once melted) with the eggs mix.
- Add the lovely beer (and drink the rest – opptional….)
- Fill the pastry (once cooked) with the chocolate/egg mix and cook for about 8 minutes in the oven at 220c
- Allow to cool and then refrigerate overnight!
I hope you fill agree this is a pretty awesome sounding cake; it certainly worked for my work mates and I!!!Tweet