Thursday, 28 August 2014

Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge Tarts

Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge Tarts by Mrs U Makes

Before I begin I have to be honest with you. I had intended on posting a recipe for 'Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge Flapjacks', however it didn't quite go to plan. The flapjack base was great, however, the fudge did not set, even though it spent the night in the freezer.

The recipe I was working on used coconut milk instead of condensed milk, you have to get the proportions right for it to work. Most likely I needed more chocolate, I will work on this again but will use double cream instead of coconut milk. The last time I used cream, the fudge came out perfectly.


I didn't want anything to go to waste, so I scrapped the fudge off the base, put it back in the pan to melt and then poured it into mini pastry cases.

Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge Tarts by Mrs U Makes

The tripolatas loved these, my niece, who was with us for the day, also loved these. My sister (the vegan) allowed herself to have one and she loved them too.

So I managed to turn this fail into a pretty yummy treat.


Here's what you'll need:
Makes 12 tarts (I had some fudge left over which should be enough to make approx 6 more tarts)
1 pack of pre-rolled short crust pastry (mine was 350mm x 230mm)
pastry cutter (mine is a little over 3" in diameter)
2/3 cup coconut milk
400g chocolate
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup pistachio, roughly chopped
icing sugar/cocoa/gold powder (optional)

Here's what you'll need to do:
Preheat the oven to 200*C/180*C fan/400*F (or see back of pastry packaging)

1. Roll out pastry sheet, and cut out circles using the pastry cutter

2. Place into the muffin/cup cake molds, line each pastry with a baking paper and fill with baking beans


3. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove the baking beans and paper and put the tart cases back in the oven for another 5 or so minutes.

4. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.

5. Melt the coconut milk and chocolate together in a pan over a low heat

6. Once melted add the honey and vanilla and stir

7. Stir in the nuts

8. Pour into the individual tarts, filling them as close to the top as possible

9. Place in the fridge to firm up a little

Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge Tarts by Mrs U Makes

10. Dust with icing sugar/cocoa/gold if using. I think these would look great dusted with some gold powder or edible glitter.

Eat and enjoy

I would love to hear about any of your baking/cooking fails that have turned into triumphs.

15 comments:

  1. I have an immense sweet tooth for chocolate and your tarts look amazing, Pinning and sharing. Yum!
    Blessings,
    Shari

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    1. Thank you Shari, I've still got some more fudge left so may make more, they are moreish. Thank you for stopping by.

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  2. Diane,
    These look amazing! I love how you used coconut milk and honey. I make a chocolate tart that's filled with ganache. Your recipe can easily become vegan (using the correct chocolate and using non-dairy in the crust). So perfect for my non-dairy consuming friends and family. Love it. Pinning!

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    1. Thanks Aida. I have thought about making a vegan version for any family events. I also thought about a ganache version too. There is so much you can do with tarts.

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  3. G'day and thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty! These tarts looks delicious!
    Please make sure to stop back, if you haven't already and say G'day to someone else at the party and perhaps you can answer a question or two for me!
    New liker! Cheers! Joanne What's On The List?

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    1. My pleasure Joanne, I always enjoy taking part.

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    1. Thank you mmw2008 and thanks for stopping by.

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  5. My Brownies in a Bowl failed but once I transferred them to a pan, they passed with flying colors. Thanks for sharing with us at the #WWDParty and enjoy the holiday.

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    1. Hi Antionette, Those brownies sound great, it's good to know that if something doesn't work out it can easily be transformed into something else.

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  6. Thank you for sharing this tart recipe at City of Creative Dream's City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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    1. Your welcome, look forward to the next party.

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  7. Whoo these look so yummy, just my kind of treat :)

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays, new GFC and twitter follower :)

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    1. Thanks again for sharing, pinned and featuring later on Creative Mondays blog hop :)

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