Recipe: Dark Chocolate Tart, Orange Mascarpone

9 April 2020Recipe: Dark Chocolate Tart, Orange Mascarpone

We have paired up with our good friends, Dan & Hayley Wallis at the Cross Keys in Stow to bring you inspiring recipes which can be practiced at home with the children whilst self isolating. This is the perfect time to practice our favourite recipes, starting with this delicious Dark Chocolate Tart served with Orange Mascarpone.

Dark Chocolate Tart, Orange Mascarpone

Serves 12



For the filling

400ml Double Cream

370g Dark Chocolate

85g Butter

25g Honey


For the Chocolate Sweet Pastry (in the food processor)

90g Butter

65g Caster Sugar

3 x Egg Yolks Only

185g Plain Flour

15g Cocoa Powder



For the Sweet Pastry

Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the egg Yolks and mix. Add the Flour and Cocoa Powder to form the dough and leave to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes

Roll out onto a floured surface then place carefully into your flan tin, rest in the fridge for about 15 minutes, line the tart with baking parchment and fill with baking beans, bake for about 20 minutes at 170c then remove parchment and beans, then return to the oven and bake for about another 6-8 minutes until the pastry is cooked, allow to cool, once cool brush with melted chocolate, this is now ready for the filling.

For the Chocolate Filling

Bring the cream to the boil. Pour the cream over the chocolate, butter and honey until it has melted. Mix well, pour into Chocolate tart, leave to set


For the Orange Mascarpone

Simply use the zest of one orange and mix with the mascarpone and add a little icing sugar to taste, quenelle or ball a small amount on top of the tart and serve



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