Birthday Meal: Dessert

Dessert: Sticky Chocolate Tart with Caramelised Carrots

100g plain flour
25g cocoa powder
55g butter
3 tbsp water
75g dark chocolate
2 eggs
37g melted butter
50g caster sugar
25g plain flour
1 carrot
3tbsp caster sugar
1tbsp water
Juice of 1 lemon

1) Place the flour, cocoa powder and butter in a bowl and rub together until your reach a bread crumb texture

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2) Bring the mixture together with 3tbsp of water and chill the pastry for 1 hour

3) Julienne the carrots and place in a pan with the sugar, water and lemon. Simmer until the carrots are soft and caramelised

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4) Grease 2 individual loose bottomed pastry tins. Roll out the pastry and place in the tins

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5) Blind bake the pastry with dried peas for 4mins and bake again without the dried peas for another 5mins

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6) Melt the chocolate and butter over a pan of water

7) Beat the eggs, sugar and flour. Add the melted chocolate and mix well

8) Place the chocolate mixture into the pastry cases and bake at 180 degrees for 8 minutes – they will be nice a runny in the middle

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9) Serve straight from the oven. Dust with cocoa powder with the caramelised carrots.

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