|Chocolate tart with a coconut crust|
You can see in the picture below that my loose-bottomed tart tin is ready for the oven. It wasn't fine and it did give away in certain places but I 'repaired' those areas and I was happy that the shell remained intact.:)
The coconut crust:
11/2 cups grated coconut (I have mentioned above that I used the grated coconut with the milk squeezed out for a curry)
About 5 tsp softened butter
2 tsp fine sugar
Blitz these ingredients for a couple of minutes and then spread the mixture on your pie tin.
Bake in a 180C oven for 10-15 minutes. Remove and cool as you prepare the filling.
Dark chocolate chopped into small bits
180 ml cream, I used Amul Fresh Cream
2 tsp butter
Heat the cream and as it starts to come to a boil, add the chopped bits of chocolate. Turn off the heat. Add the butter and mix gently.
Let the mixture cool slightly before you pour it in the prepared coconut crust.
I added the pine nuts about 30 minutes later.
Chill for about 4 hours or overnight.
With chocolate tarts I usually chill them overnight and take them out about 20-30 minutes prior to serving.
I did not use exact measurements for the filling because I had some dark chocolate left in two different packets. You can see from the picture that the filling should have been a little more. But it set beautifully.
And the crust could have been more golden. Sigh. Maybe next time. But I was happy that I made it. Coconut crust and chocolate ganache is a marriage made in heaven!