As seen in The Drive Magazine
Spending Valentine’s Day in this year? Get cozy and treat your special someone to a decadent dessert that is both simple and delicious. The bonus? This recipe can be prepped in advance for those with a busy schedule (my favourite part)!
What you will need:
For the Crust:
2 cups flour
1 cup unsalted butter + 1 tbsp for tart shells
3/4 cups icing/confectioners’ sugar
1/4 tsp salt
For the Ganache:
1 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
For the Topping:
Pint of blackberries (raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries work well too)
Confectioner’s sugar for dusting/decoration
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine flour and salt. In a stand mixer, beat the butter at medium-high speed until fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Once fluffy, add the sugar and beat until combined.
Next, add the flour and salt to the butter mixture and mix on low speed just until combined.
With the remaining butter, evenly coat the tart shells to prevent the dough from sticking. Once finished, roll out the dough on a floured surface to a one centimetre thickness and press evenly into the shells. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes.
Remove the tart shells from the fridge and place enough pie weights in each to cover the bottom. This will keep the dough from rising in the middle while baking.
Add the tart shells to a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes or until golden and firm. Once baked, immediately place them on a cooling rack. When they have cooled enough, remove the weights and cookies from the shells. Set aside.
To make the ganache, melt butter in a sauce pan over low heat. Once melted, add the chocolate and mix until melted. Be sure to mix constantly so they chocolate does not burn.
Next add the heavy cream and stir until it is completely combined and there are no lumps.
After the ganache is complete, pour a layer into each tart (enough to generously cover the bottom). Spread it evenly with the back of a spoon if needed.
Finally the fun part! Add a layer of berries to the top of the tart and sprinkle confectioners sugar to decorate. Be sure the berries are completely dry from washing before adding them to the tart.
There you have it! A super simple but decadent dessert to serve this Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion!