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Chocolate Sesame Tart    Veg  CD  DP  20mins plus chilling

 

Serves 6     Cold  Vegetarian  Dessert  Flan  

 

Ingredients

1 x 20cm/8-inch pre-baked Pastry Flan case

100g/4oz Plain Chocolate

2 Egg Yolks

150ml/5fl.oz. Whipping Cream

3 tbsp Caster Sugar

4 teasp Sesame Seeds, lightly toasted

 

Instructions

 

N.B.  Make sure the pastry case is fully cooked and completely cold before filling.

 

1. Break the chocolate into pieces and place in a heat proof bowl.

 

2. Place the bowl over a small saucepan of very hot water and stir the chocolate until melted.

 

3. Remove from the heat and mix in the egg yolks, one at a time, until well blended.  Transfer to a large mixing bowl and allow to cool.

 

4. Place the cream in a large mixing bowl and whip until soft peaks form.

 

5. Fold the sugar into the cream then fold the cream mixture into the cooled chocolate mixture and blend well.

 

6. Pour the filling into the cold pastry case, smooth the top and chill for 1 hour.

 

7. To serve - sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds over the flan and serve immediately.

 

 

 

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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

 

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