Here we go guys! These mini salted chocolate tarts are one of the easiest desserts so far and guess what? They're so easy that they only use a few of your pantry staples.
Don't get intimidated by the elegant look (which is a major plus if you're serving these beauties to wow your guests!). Trust me, they're super easy to make.
Let's get started.
The Tart Shell
I've also made a normal sized tart using this recipe, like my dulce de leche coconut tart. So it can be used in various pan sizes.
It's a very straight forward recipe. All you need is some basic ingredients and a spatula. That is all. I love this shell recipe because it's easy to adapt to whatever filling that I'm using the shells for.
Ways that you can adjust it:
Savoury - If I'm making some savoury tarts, say, tuna cheese with scallions and a touch of black pepper (yum!), I'd cut down the sugar and add in some salt.
Sweet - If I'm making some sweet tarts and my filling happens to be not too sweet like vanilla custard (I like my custard mild, thank you), then I'd add in a bit more sugar in the shell recipe to balance it out.
Zest - I've also incorporated citrus zest in some recipes to bring out more of the citrus flavour for the fillings.
The Easiest Chocolate Filling
It's a chocolate ganache! See I told you these mini salted chocolate tarts are super easy!
I mean, who doesn't like chocolate ganache, right? It takes less than 5 minutes to make, uses 2 ingredients which are chocolate and cream and you're done.
Of course there are always ways for you to put in your own touch. That's the fun of being in our own kitchen, right? We create our own 5 stars desserts.
You can put some strawberry jam on the tart shells, or dulce de leche, or peanut butter (oh la la!), or sliced fruits. Then pour in the chocolate ganache filling. For me, I just want something simple and pure chocolate goodness.
Make these beauties and let me know what you think. Or what's your spin to it.
These mini salted chocolate tarts are:
- beautiful, elegant but super easy to make
- use only a few basic ingredients in your pantry
- the shells can be adjusted to your liking for sweet or savoury tarts
Hungry For More Chocolate?
Check these yumminess out:
- Chocolate sour cream bundt cake
- Healthy banana peanut butter chocolate muffins
- Devil's food cake
- Chocolate creme caramel
- No-bake chocolate cheesecake
Mini Salted Chocolate Tarts
- ⅓ cup unsalted butter (75 gr), softened
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 egg yolk , room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all purpose flour (130 gr)
The Chocolate Filling
- 4 oz semisweet chocolate (110 g)
- ½ cup heavy cream (125 ml)
- some sea salt flakes
- In a bowl, add in butter and sugar. Mix with a spatula. Then add in yolk, vanilla extract and mix everything together.
- Lastly add in flour and bring everything together into a dough. Place it on a cling film, flattening it a bit, wrap it and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes or until it's manageable.
- Take a piece of dough and press it evenly into a 2.5 inch (6.5 cm) tart mould. Cut off excess dough with a knife. Using a fork, prick the base so that it doesn't puff up while baking. Repeat the same with the rest of the dough. Place them on a baking tray. Place them in the freezer for 10 minutes.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 340ºF (170ºC) on the lowest rack for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely. Once cooled, remove the shells from the moulds by flipping them and tapping a bit on the back of the back of the base to help releasing them. Set aside.
The Chocolate Filling
- Chop chocolate into small chunks and put them into a jar (easier to fill the tarts later).
- Heat cream in a pot, on medium high heat until you see bubbles start appearing around the edges (don't let it boil). Pour immediately into the jar containing chocolate and let it sit for 3 minutes. Using a whisk, mix everything together into a smooth texture.
- Pour the chocolate filling into the shells. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes. Sprinkle some sea salt flakes and then serve!