Dark chocolate tart

Lately, I've been feeling restless and irritable, lethargic and forever tired even after a good long night's sleep. Poor Stu bore the brunt of it; I was constantly snapping at him and picking fights over the smallest of things. Then one day he gently suggested that maybe I needed some timeout and offered to look after Alexander while I did something I love.

So on the weekend, while Stu was chasing after the ever energetic boy, I dusted off my tart tin, donned my apron and indulged in some baking therapy. I measured and mixed, I stirred and I whisked. Before long, my mind and spirit felt that much more refreshed and out of the oven came one of my favourite desserts of all time - dark chocolate tart.
Dark chocolate tart (makes one 23-cm tart)


1 sheet shortcrust pastry
85g dark chocolate
75g butter
3 eggs
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup plain flour sifted


1. Grease and line fluted tart tin with pastry. Trim excess pastry. lightly prick bases with a fork. Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F) and blind bake for 15 minutes or until pastry is cooked.

2. Melt chocolate and butter in heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water, stirring gently to combine. Set aside.

3. Place eggs and sugar in another heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water and whisk until thick and frothy.

4. Add chocolate mixture to egg mixture, whisking to combine. Whisk in flour and then pour into prepared tart shell.

5. Bake for about 20 minutes or until just set.

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25 Responses to Dark chocolate tart

OtherMix said...

Looks good :3

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This looks so decadent Trishie! Sounds like taking some time for yourself really paid off.

Rowena @ rolala loves

kidgranny said...

Looks so delicious, Trishie! I'm glad you were able to get some baking therapy :) I think the old saying is true -- happy wife, happy life!

Ananka said...

Sounds really tasty and looks great. :-)

I think we all need some time out don't we!

Pamela RG said...

Looks so delicious Trishie. I can't resist chocolates. Your floral china are so pretty.

My Garden Diaries said...

The way to anyone's heart!!! So glad you pulled this one out as I would love to try it friend! Here is to chocolate making everything ok!!! Happy week to you! Nicole xoxo

Leanne Barnett said...

This looks delicious! Perfect therapy-bake then eat :)

Sharlynn Ng said...

Oh how delightful trishie! The boyfriend and I both love dark chocolate and he loves a dark chocolate tarte! Love your home baked goodies! My oven's been out of use for almost three months, so I haven't been able to bake any desserts!

Rose said...

This is so delicious-looking. Baking is a great stress therapy. Good that Stu offered to look after the small one. Once a while you need to wind up and relax.

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

I feel better after a bakeathon to! This looks so good can't go wrong with chocolate :)

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

oh, yum! I have been tired and cranky too, but I'm sure this would hit the spot ;-)

Lady of the Manor said...

Oh, my!!! This looks delicious! My husband would absolutely love this tart! Glad you had some great therapy and shared your results with us!

Jane said...

Oh delicious :)

Diana Cloudlet said...

I like this your post very much, because it's really amazing! Great job!
Thank you for sharing!

Diana Cloudlet

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The tart looks amazing!

Enara Girl said...

It seems delicious <3

Jessica said...

This looks delicious!

Anouk said...

I can never resist chocolate cake / tart. This looks so yummy!


Azura Chan said...

We all did that don't we. I guessed the therapy is we need more "ME TIME". The choc cake is so yummy. Hope it can de-stress yoi.

libys11 said...

this looks so scrumptiously good!! :D

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Priscila Betancort said...

Delicious!!! ;)
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Sharon D said...

That ....looks heavenly. ♥ ♥

burntfeather said...

A chocolate escape - glad you got to have some Trishie time :)

rooth said...

I think this is the exact definition of "treat yo'self" and I'm sure glad that you did

JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

Hi Trishie,

haha, now I see your tea sets/collection come in handy here.

Looks like you are really good at baking! I love baking over making cookies but I hardly bake these days. My hubby and boys been bugging me to make cheese cake as they love them! haha

Will see how then.

Have a great weekend ahead!