Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Chocolate and Apple Tartlettes

For the Crust  (makes 6 tartlettes)

12 tbsp all purpose flour
7 tbsp butter (soft)
1 egg
3 tbsp confectioner’s sugar

For the Filling
125g salted butter
100g plain chocolate , chopped
200g golden caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp plain flour 

Apple for decorating


Mix together the butter, flour, sugar and salt, until it is crumbly then add the egg to make the dough. Place in a plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour minimum before using. To cook, line with baking paper and baking beans (i substituted this with raw rice, works just as well) and bake for 10 minutes. Take out the beans and paper and bake for another 5 minutes. Let sit while you make the filling.

Melt the butter and chocolate in a large glass or metal bowl set over (not in) a pan of boiling water. Whisk in the sugar, eggs and vanilla, then the flour. pour into the tartlette cases and bake for 30 minutes.

To Decorate, slice some apples and place accordingly