Chocolate Mascarpone Tart

It was my turn to cook dinner last night and since we did not have a dessert on Sunday like we normally do I decided why not have one on Tuesday night. My plan was to make the Strawberry Mascarpone tart that I have made in the past but when I was looking at the recipe leaflet that came with the Mascarpone, the Chocolate Dessert was calling me. I quickly looked in the pantry to see what chocolate we had and sure enough we had a block of Cadbury Dark Cooking Chocolate. phew.

One thing I dislike about making dinner is that there is never any natural light around to take photos of what I make 🙁 and without photos I am reluctant to blog about what I made. I guess I should practice more with my flash and my DIY light tent which is what I use to take most of my food photos with during the day. Dinner last night was tagliatelle served on a bed of roast sweet potatoes slices seasoned with basil and topped with sautéed leeks, mushrooms and spinach topped with a rasher of double cooked bacon. It was rather nice 😀

Canon EOS 35OD w/ 50mm f/1.8 | f/5 | iso 200 | 1/160
Canon EOS 35OD w/ 50mm f/1.8 w/ 12mm extension tube | f/5 | iso 200 | 1/60 Canon EOS 35OD w/ 50mm f/1.8 | f/6.3 | iso 200 | 1/80

Chocolate Mascarpone Tart
This filling recipe comes from the leaflet inside Wattle Valley Mascarpone. This makes plenty of chocolate cream. To fill one 8″ pie crust you only need probably between 1/3 to 1/2 of what the recipe makes.

250g Chocolate
250g whipped cream
250g mascarpone
2 egg whites, whipped.

Tart Shell
One fully cooked 8-9″ sweet pastry shell. I used a Dorie Greenspan recipe for Sweet Tart Dough from Smitten Kitchen. I highly recommend this recipe it makes a delightful pastry shell.

Melt the chocolate and stir in the remaining ingredients. I whipped it after this to add some more air to the mixture and that worked out quite well. Fill a tart shell with the filling and transfer to the fridge to chill for an hour or so. If you don’t want use it to fill a tart you could fill small ramekins with the mixture and chill them.

Serve with whipped cream and strawberries or whatever berry takes your fancy.

Variation idea, I was just thinking that this could be quite nice with small chocolate chips or or perhaps coffee mixed through the filling.

6 Replies to “Chocolate Mascarpone Tart”

  1. Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. That looks unbelievably delicious AND look at your flawless tart shell! Teach me your ways. I use that same recipe and end up with edges that look like they were aligned by a four-year old. With mittens on.

    Furthermore, I’ve had that same DIY macro studio bookmarked for nearly a year now, and we even have all the pieces, we’ve just been too lazy to assemble it. I must get to that, and this recipe, very soon.

  2. It was a delicious meal thank you Lady Jane, and the main course looked lovely as well as tasting good. I was also impressed with the tart shell. The raw pastry is very moreish while the chocolate mascarpone was too nice!! You may try a dash of instant coffee, but no more, in the chocolate mascarpone. Love Mum

  3. Helen, that tart looks fantastic and the photos are just beautiful! They really showcase the tart nicely.

    I want to come over for dinner at your house!!

  4. I’m bummed out Helen that I just read your blog a whole day after you made this delicious desert. Why you ask ? I was hoping you may have casually dropped over with some leftovers for morning tea but I would say that tart has well and truly dissappeared by now. ( sad face )

    ….. you can still come and visit, though!

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