Jamie Oliver’s Ultimate Chocolate & Raspberry Tart

Even typing that title makes me smile. It tastes just as decadent as it sounds. A chocolate crust topped with a double cream chocolate filling. The smell of my kitchen began with the toasting of the chocolate crust. The recipe was fairly easy to put mix together. Once I converted it from metric measurements.

The trouble began when I started rolling out the dough. I realized that I could barely get the dough to stretch to the edges. After a long struggle I finally get it stretched the the absolute limit. Which would not have been possible without my pastry rolling pin, I have to say.

I boil the cream, use it to melt the chocolate thereby mix the filling. As the crust finishes in the oven. I realize there is a lot of filling. I start to get a little nervous that the filling with not solidify enough to be over flowing the crust I know is barely enough to cover the bottom.

I take the chance.

It paid off. 25 minuets later at 390°.

Converting Jamie Oliver recipes often pose a problem so I’ve been asked to share my conversion from the metric system to standard US. It is as follows. 

Ingredients 

  • 3/4C +2Tb Flour
  • 5 tsp cocoa powder
  • 5 tsp icing sugar
  • 1 egg yoke
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4C+2Tb cold butter 
  • 1C raspberries

Filling:

  • 2C+2Tb double cream
  • 1+1/4C dark chocolate
  • 5 Tbs golden caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs

Notes:  This recipe called for the raspberries to be added before the topping and being baked. Unfortunately my husband is one of these weird people who doesn’t like cooked fruit. So we’ve left the raspberries for fresh toppings.

You’ll find the method here:

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chocolate-recipes/ultimate-chocolate-raspberry-tart/

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Susanne Broomer says:

    Looks amazing. Great job.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Loretta says:

    Oh my, what a wonderful tart, and I do so love Jamie Oliver. I would just love a slice of this with a cuppa. I think I too would like the raspberries fresh, great job! Now to try to convert those measurements 🙂

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    1. hveagar says:

      I’ve added those measurements you mentioned here. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to post the conversions.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Loretta says:

        Thanks so much 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  3. belocchio says:

    I love reading Jamie Oliver’s cookbook. He takes you into his kitchen and gives you a joyful glimpse of his family and their life. Many of his traditional recipes are very familiar to me. My father was a British trained chef and we grew up enjoying splendid English food. Bon Appetit Virginia

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    1. hveagar says:

      Exactly! But I will say put the sauce on sparingly its very flavourful, and it will brown up nice!

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    2. hveagar says:

      Thank you Belocchio! I’m really enjoying his recipies. The tart has been raved about by everyone. I’m looking forward to incorporating more of his recipes in future.

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