Friday, October 7, 2011

Chocolate Caramel Tarts

Remember these Jam tarts I baked a while back,well the Sweet Punch team has chosen it to be our challenge for the month.Though I had initially decided that I'd bake it once again for the punch,the food blogger in me poked her head and asked me to bake something else.I mean,Jam tart is already on the blog,so why not bake something else!
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I looked around for different fillings and was confused which one to choose.We are not really fond of pastry and such and the only one we liked were these Jam tarts.I knew I had to tread in carefully to make it like-able.I'd thought of making Butterscotch filling from scratch but then had a better idea.

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Leftover ganache from the fridge+leftover dulce de leche+fresh pastry for the tart=delicious chocolate caramel tarts.As simple as that!
Chocolate Caramel Tarts
Recipe source for the Tart - Thankam Philip book of Baking

Ingredients[Makes 12 tarts]
[I halved the recipe]


Flour-115g
Butter-60g [chilled]
Baking powder – ½ tsp
Water-4-5 drops

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For the filling

Dulce de leche - 1/4 cup
Chocolate Ganache - 1/2 cup

Method
Mix flour and baking powder together.

Add the butter and rub it with your fingertips till it resembles breadcrumbs.
Now add water little by little and form a dough[do not knead,just mix slightly with your fingertips].
Divide the dough into 12 parts.Flatten each ball using a rolling pin and line the tart moulds.
Bake at 180 degress for 15 mins or till done.
De-mould when cool.
With the help of a spoon,smear dulce de leche over the tarts(more like a layer),pipe swirls of chocolate ganache on top and decorate with sprinkles,silver dragees,chocolate curls or cocoa powder.You could also leave it plain,either way it tastes delicious.

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Notes
  • I refrigerated the tart dough for about 20 minutes before rolling it since it was quite hot and humid in the kitchen.This makes it easier to roll the dough.
  • Make sure you do not knead the dough,it just needs a little help to come together,if you work the dough too much the tart would turn out hard.
  • The combination of caramel and chocolate is worth trying out,I feared it would be too sweet for our choice,but it was just perfect.
  • You could fill the tart with anything of your choice,it could be whipped cream and fruits or some nutella or even jam and marmalade,choice is yours!!

32 comments :

  1. They are sooo photogenic,looks so lovely, loved all the clicks and the tarts too!

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  2. I love anything with caramel and this have my two favourtie things choco and caramel, tarts looks super yumm.

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  3. love the combination of caramel and chocolate...awesome..

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  4. Hi Divya,

    tarts look yummmmmmmy!! Love your space....very creative. happy to be following :)
    Drop by .

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  5. Tarts look lovely... great idea to use leftover ganache.

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  6. Superb recipe with chocolate :P

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  7. Very nice filling and a good idea to use the left overs.

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  8. Yummy looking tarts and luv the idea of caramel and chocolate as topping...way too tempted seeing ur beautiful tarts

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  9. jus love caramel...tarts looks really delicious

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  10. wow...
    looks very cute dear :)
    lovely clicks!!!

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  11. These look delicious - and the little pastry shells are adorable. I wonder if I could make these using a mini cupcake pan and use leftover caramel instead. I LOVE anything with pastry :)

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  12. That chocolate ganache looks too tempting..lovely clicks n nice tarts

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  13. Lovely filling, super irresistible tarts..

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  14. The tarts look so delicious, im definitely bookmarking this recipe, have never tried caramel before

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  15. Delicious tarts :) Chocolate and caramel makes it amazing I say :)

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  16. Wow..What a amazing combination of chocolate and caramel...

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  17. Oh my..What gorgeous tarts!!! Superlative yummy!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  18. that is purely wicked...bookmarked for sure...you know I wanted to make Dulche de leche for a long time...but i saw on one blog how u have to cook it in water for 3 hours...I was like no way am i doing that...glad i came across ur method...super simple....

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  19. As usual, your post is lovely! :) And I love the caramel-chocolate combo!
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    Kavi | Edible Entertainment

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  20. lovely tarts - esp the filling - bookmarked !!

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  21. wow..lipsmacking n delicious presentation divya...hats off..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  22. Gorgeously delicious looking - I missed the dessert this time but glad to just see yours here!!

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  23. Chocolate and caramel are both my favorites..Super yumm tarts Divya. Bookmarking this.Thanks for sharing..

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  24. Oooh! Yummy! Love that caramel filling, delicious.

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  25. these looks so delicious divya ! they have the pick me up look :D

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Divya.

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