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Chocolate tarts – a recipe to delight everyone!

25 October 2019 , 0 comments / 0 likes
Diwali, the festival of lights, is all about eating delectable treats like flaky dessert pastries and laddoos. But making sweets at home is tedious and time-consuming. However, with the microwave in our kitchen, even the toughest recipes can be made in a jiffy. Launched at Home Chef Matters, the latest microwave cookbook has a wide range of novel recipes that can be prepared using a microwave oven. The recipe of chocolate tarts is one of them. Just bake it and make it – the yummy dessert will uplift your Diwali mood. Once you prepare the tarts, don’t forget to thank Chef Inderpreet Nagpal for this amazing recipe that keeps you healthy and happy.

Short crust pastry
Flour 250g
Butter 125g (chilled and cubed)
Cold water
Chocolate filling
Cooking chocolate 150g
Cream 50g
Orange juice 2tbsp
Salt a pinch


Mix flour, butter and a pinch of salt in a food processor until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add chilled water in it till the mixture begins to form large clumps. Make sure to stop before it forms a ball. On your work surface, place the short crust pastry out and knead gently to bring it together. Form into a disc and cover in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Now, melt the cooking chocolate with cream in a microwave oven for a minute. Mix the chocolate gently, add orange juice and fill the pastry bag. Keep it in the fridge.

It’s time now to roll the pastry dough. Cut it in small circles and press them into the moulds. Bake in preheated oven till they turn golden. Remove from the microwave oven and leave them out till the tarts are cold. Pipe the chocolate in the tarts and serve. Feel free to garnish them with some orange slices and orange rind. Mouth-watering chocolate tarts are ready!

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