chocolate tarts

These tartlets take about 10 minutes to make and another 2 hours to chill. Buy good quality ready made sweet tartlet shells (available at supermarkets) to save time. After they have been chilled, dust with cocoa on top with raspberries or strawberries or decorate with whipped cream blobbed on top with chocolate shavings.

Makes approx. 32.

200ml double cream
A few drops of vanilla extract
50g of caster sugar
200g of dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) broken into small pieces
1 ounce butter


Put the chocolate pieces in a bowl. Place the cream, vanilla,sugar and butter in a small saucepan and bring gently to the boil.
Pour over the chocolate and stir until smooth.
Pour into the tartlet cases and leave to set in the fridge for a couple of hours or until needed.
Decorate and serve.


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