Friday, 14 March 2014

Chocolate Vanilla Brownie Tart

For the second lab birthday I needed to make something chocolate, so I made this brownie tart. When we cut into it it was exactly how a brownie should be, nice and soft in the center. It was fantastic drizzled with melted chocolate ganache!

Chocolate Vanilla Brownie Tart

Serves 8

200 g quality dark chocolate
60 g butter
1/2 Cup brown sugar
1/4 Cup cream
2 tsp vanilla bean paste (vanilla essence is fine too)
3 eggs
1/4 Cup plain flour

Chocolate ganache:

200 g quality dark chocolate
200 mL pouring cream

1. Preheat the oven to 150°C (300°F) and grease a quiche/tart tin.

2. Melt the chocolate, butter, sugar and cream in a saucepan over a low heat. Heat until it is just melted and mixed together well. Remove from the heat and mix in the vanilla.

3. Whisk the eggs and flour together. Slowly whisk the chocolate mixture into the flour and eggs. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the top is crisp.

4. To make the ganache, simply melt the chocolate into the cream over a low heat in a saucepan, mix together nicely and set aside. It will go hard when cool so it can be melted to suit your liking.