Recipes Vegan & GF Dark Chocolate Tarte 8 months ago 1 Comment Facebook Prev Article Next Article Facebook Prev Article Next Article Related Posts New Recipe: Virginia Beach bakery finds recipe for success during pandemic admin March 12, 2021 New Recipe: Mars, Milk Bar mastermind team up on limited drop of hand-baked cookies admin March 30, 2022 New Recipe: Food critic offers ‘power rankings’ of Girl Scout cookies – and gets plenty of feedback admin March 9, 2021 New Recipe: Cookie Society in Frisco to open second location after year of growth admin February 15, 2022 New Recipe: Recipe: Saffron & Rose Cream Puffs admin March 21, 2022 New Recipe: This 4-Year-Old Will Surprise You With Her Unbelievable Baking Skills admin March 18, 2022 About The Author More from this Author One Response Doryhotcheeto November 16, 2021 This chocolate tarte is both Vegan and Gluten Free, but it’s so good that I don’t even want to make it about that. Our family has no food restrictions, and I make it regularly for both special occasions and just because. This chocolatey, decadent, and easy pie comes together in half an hour. Once assembled, you can pop it in the fridge and forget about it overnight. Best served cold, it makes for a great make ahead kind of pie, good for chaotic holiday cooking or to take to a friends’. If you are traveling with it, stick it in the freezer and it will freeze solid, making it travel-proof. **EQUIPMENT :** * Kitchen Scale * Sauce pan * Pie plate (Whatever size is fine. The smaller the plate, the thicker the pie.)*Mortar & Pestle (Or some other way to crush your hazelnuts) **INGREDIENTS – TART CRUST :** * 100g Almond Flour * 50g Cocoa Powder * 60g Coconut Oil – Liquid * 30g Sugar * Pinch of Salt **INGREDIENTS – FILLING :** * 1 Can / 400g of Full Fat Coconut Milk (Mine was 17% Fat ) * 250g Dark Chocolate * 100g Sugar * 1tsp Vanilla * Pinch of Salt * Toasted Hazelnuts * Flaky Sea Salt **INSTRUCTIONS :** * Preheat oven to 170*C * Let’s do the nuts first. When nuts enter my house, the entire bag’s contents get toasted before they are used because toasted nuts are empirically better than untoasted nuts. If you have raw hazelnuts, and you’re just toasting them for this tarte, I would say maybe 2 handfuls for abut 15 minutes. Keep an eye and nose out for them as they will start to smell delicious when ready. When cooled, crush them up to sprinkle on top later. Set aside. * Mix all the crust ingredients together. Make sure the coconut oil is in liquid form. Our flat right now is chilly so the coconut oil likes to stay as solid as a bar of soap, so I always have to heat mine up, but it is necessary to ensure the crust sticks to itself and doesn’t crumble. * I line my pie plate with parchment paper and then squish it all in, trying to make an even layer on the bottom. I just use my hands, but a measuring cup or something with a flat bottom might help. If you’re using a smaller pie plate, you may have a lot of crust, so go ahead and squish up to the sides as evenly as possible. It probably won’t go all the way to the top of the pie plate which is normal. * Use a fork to dock your crust – poking holes in it. * Bake for 15 minutes. * Now for filling! Grab all your ingredients and measure them out. * Empty the fatty coconut milk and chocolate into the sauce pan. We are going to simmer this guy for the 15 minutes over low heat while the pie is baking. Kind of like making caramel or browning butter, don’t go anywhere. Stay put and keep stirring so you don’t get lumps at the bottom. At first it will look like chocolate chips sitting in a coconut milk bath, but it will come together into a beautiful thick syrup. * Take your pie crust out of the oven and kill the heat. * To the sauce pan, add your sugar, splash of vanilla, and pinch of salt. * Pour the filling into the pie crust. It will look like a wet chocolate sauce. Sprinkle on crushed hazelnuts and a pinch of flaky salt. ( I always place the pie plate on a sheet pan before it goes in the fridge because it’s very jiggly and wet at this stage, and it is much easier to manoeuvre a cool sheet pan than a piping hot pie plate. I also put down a trivet or something for the sheet pan to rest on in the fridge so the heat isn’t sitting directly on the surface. ) * Now this baby needs to go into the fridge to cool, preferably overnight, but for at least 2 hours. Try to be patient because checking it every ten minutes or so like I did will mean it takes that much longer to firm up. Reply Add Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.