Gluten Free Reduced Sugar Chocolate Strawberry Tart
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Another selection from the High Tea is this rather decadent Chocolate Strawberry Tart. This recipe is again from the AWW Gluten Free, Allergy Free Cookbook. I have adjusted some of the ingredients to reduce the overall sugar.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12-14
  • Filling
  • ⅓ cup sugar free strawberry jam
  • ⅔ cup cream
  • 25 gr unsalted butter
  • 200 gr dark chocolate - you can buy chocolate that is cane sugar free.
  • 6 strawberries
  • Hazelnut Crust
  • 1½ hazelnut meal or any other nut meal or combination
  • ⅓ cup xylitol, coconut sugar or cane sugar
  • ¼ cup cornflour, potato flour or tapioca starch
  • 125 gr cold unsalted butter, chopped
  • 1 egg yolk
  1. Make hazelnut crust.
  2. Process meal, sugar, cornflour and butter until crumbly; add egg yolk, pulse until mixture comes together. Knead dough gently on floured surface until smooth. Wrap in plastic, refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. Grease a 22cm round loose based flan tin. Roll hazelnut dough between sheets of baking paper until large enough to line tin. Trim edges and cover. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. NB: If it’s a really hot day this method of rolling is not always the best as the dough softens too quickly and then makes it hard to work with. Alternatively take portions of the dough and press into base using slightly wet fingers to smooth dough into place.
  5. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C/ 180 degrees fan forced. Approximately 400 degrees F.
  6. Place tin on an oven tray. Bake hazelnut crust about 25 minutes. Spread jam over crust; return to oven for 2 more minutes. Cool.
  7. NB: Alternative to above step - heat jam in microwave for 1 minute and spread over the base. Same effect. The hot jam will cool and form a sticky layer over base.
  8. Filling
  9. Heat cream in medium saucepan; remove from heat, stir in butter and chocolate, then whisk until smooth. Pour chocolate mixture into crust; refrigerate for 2 hours.
  10. Top with strawberries.
  11. Serve with fresh cream.
Refrigeration time for this recipe is 3 hours and 30 minutes. You can make this recipe the day before to allow plenty of time for the tart to chill. Tart can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
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