Macadamia Nut Tarts.
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SALTED CHOCOLATE TART
Makes 16 servings
6 tablespoons unsalted margarine, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-processed)
5 large egg yolks
8 ounces extra-bittersweet top-quality chocolate, such as Callebaut or Valrhona, chopped
3/4 cup unsalted margarine
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup brewed coffee
4 large eggs
4 ounces extra-bittersweet top-quality chocolate, such as Callebaut or Valrhona, chopped
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/3 cup pareve whipping cream
2 tablespoons unsalted margarine
Fleur de Sel for sprinkling
For the crust:
a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat margarine and sugar
on medium speed until smooth. In a separate bowl, sift together flour
and cocoa powder, then add to margarine mixture and mix until combined.
Add yolks and mix on low speed just until dough comes together. If small
pieces remain, knead dough to blend them in. Form dough into a disk and
wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for at least 1 hour and up to 3 days.
dough and set on a lightly floured work surface. Roll into a 12-in
circle. Transfer dough to a 9-1/2 in tart pan and, using your thumb,
press into sides and bottom corner. Trim dough flush with top edge. Line
shell with parchment paper, completely fill with dried beans o’pie
weights, and chill at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°.
dough 10 minutes, then remove parchment and beans and return to oven
until dough looks dry, about 5 minutes. Set on a rack to cool slightly.
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For the filling:
chocolate in a medium-size heatproof bowl. In a medium saucepan,
combine margarine, sugar, and coffee and bring to a boil over medium
heat. Pour hot liquid over chocolate and let sit 3 to 4 minutes, then
gently stir until smooth. Break eggs into a large bowl and slowly pour
in warm chocolate mixture, whisking constantly until incorporated.
warm filling into still-warm tart shell. Bake until filling has risen
slightly, and appears dry on surface, and seems firm when shaken
slightly, about 10 minutes. Set on a rack and let cool completely.
For the glaze:
chocolate and corn syrup in a medium bowl. In a microwave-safe
container, heat pareve cream to boiling; pour over chocolate. Add
margarine and stir slowly until smooth,working in one direction to
prevent air bubbles from forming (if margarine does not melt completely,
microwave in 5-second intervals to warm slightly).
onto center of tart and use a small spatula to push glaze to edges. let
sit at least 15 minutes to set up before slicing. Serve with the Fluer
de Sel for sprinkling.
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