Monday, 12 December 2011

Chocolate Ganache with Strawberry Tart

Dear Readers,

Christmas is coming! and i'm all in the baking mood this month! I started developing interest in baking early this year, I've tried baking chocolate chip cookies, lemon curdy pud and of course this delicious deliriously chocolate ganache with strawberry tart! I know investing in desserts are pain in the ass, you gotta buy lots of stuff for baking, things like spatula, measuring cups, mixer, plain flour, double cream, caster sugar and all sorts of other things. But trust me! you will never regret it ! Let's get the party started!


1 Sheet of Shortcrust Pastry (thawed)

Chocolate Ganache:
160ml Thickened Cream
30 grms Butter
90 grms dark chocolate (70% cocoa)

300ml Thickened Cream
1 tbs Caster Sugar
1 Box of strawberries (Flavor and Garnish)


1. Lay the sheet on a oven proof dish or quiche pan, prick the base with a fork, then line the pastry with a piece baking paper with rice (raw) or beans. Pop it into the oven for 8-10 minutes at 180 Degrees, then remove the baking paper with rice, go back to the oven again for another 5 minutes until just golden.

2. For the chocolate ganache, heat the cream and butter in a pot and stir over in a medium heat until the butter has melted. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl, pour over the warm cream then stir till the chocolate has melted.

3. For the cream, use a mixer, pour in the cream and caster sugar, whipped till it turn fluffy, then slice some strawberries and stir it through with a spatula. ( if you don't have a mixer, you can use a whisker, but it takes a long time!! and it's a lot of hard work, it'll take you about 10-15minutes non-stop)

4. Finally, pour the chocolate on to the tart, spread it evenly with the back of the spoon or a spatula, top tarts with the cream and lastly garnish with fresh strawberries!

Enjoy this christmas season with your families and friends. With you a merry christmas and a Happy New Year!

Yours Sincerely,

The Whimsical Buddies


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