Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Chocolate Custard Strawberry Cream Tart

Here's a really quick and easy dessert if you're in a hurry. I've been testing out all these instant pudding/mousse/jelly products from the stores, because I see so many recipes in America depend on them. While I find the flavour generally lacking in intensity, these sorts of instant mixes can be just perfect and you're time poor and need to whip something up in a flash. And it's always very popular with the kids. I for one would prefer to make my own mousse or custard from scratch, as I find it tastes better and you can up the flavour to your taste-bud's desire. So feel free to replace the store bought filling with your own chocolate custard or chocolate mousse, and then I believe this would really be one delicious dessert. Someone recently commented that every second recipe on here incorporates strawberries...can't you tell I'm addicted?



CHOCOLATE CUSTARD STRAWBERRY CREAM TART (A Lick the Spoon Original)

300g plain chocolate biscuits, crushed
5-6 tbsp butter, melted
1 packet Airoplane Brand Chocolate Wobble (or chocolate pudding or setting custard. Homemade recipe for chocolate custard here)
400g fresh strawberries
1 cup thickened cream, whipped

Combine the crushed biscuits with enough melted butter to get a damp mouldable base mixture. (you may not need all of the melted butter depending how absorbent your biscuits are.) Firmly press this mixture into a paper lined 20cm round spring form tin and up the sides a few inches. Refrigerate.
In a medium bowl, prepare the Airoplane Chocolate jelly mixture according to the directions on the back of the packet. When this mixture is unset at room temperature, remove the tart base from the refrigerator.
Cut the leaves off the strawberries along with a slither of the top of the berries, so that each berry stands flat with the pointed end upwards. Arrange the strawberries on the tart base so that they cover the surface with the ends pointing upwards. Pour the room temperate jelly mixture on top of the berries. Cover with cling-wrap and refrigerate until the chocolate mixture is set, approximately 2-4 hours.
Whip the cream and pipe on the top of the chocolate to decorate. Sprinkle with a little cocoa powder if desired. Serve chilled.

2 comments:

  1. this strawberries tart look absolutely delicious, I love strawberries and all berries, make me hungry!
    And love your blog!

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    1. ah thanks Gloria! strawberries and cream, cant go wrong with that combo~ xo

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