PISTACHIO & CHOCOLATE TART

PISTACHIO IS MY FAVOURITE NUT AT THE MOMENT, SHAME IT'S NOT CHEAP! BUT IT IS SO YUMMY AND VERSATILE, THIS PASTRY RECIPE IS JUST A SWEET VERSION OF THE PISTACHIO SHORTBREAD IN SIDES, FILLERS & DIPS. GLUTEN FREE AND DELICIOUS WHAT BETTER ACCOMPONIAMNET THAN CHOCLATE GANACHE - ENJOY!!

 Delicious pistachio and chocolate tart, gluten free and really low in sugar, you wouldn't even know it!

Delicious pistachio and chocolate tart, gluten free and really low in sugar, you wouldn't even know it!

Pistachio short bread pastry

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 160g pistachios, finely milled
  • 100g chestnut flour
  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1tsp fennel seeds

 

 

Chocolate filling

  • 100g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)
  • 50g coconut fat
  • 3 tbs chia seeds

 

 This is the same pistachio shortbread loaded with strawberries, glazed with recurrent jelly and sprinkled with fresh pistachios - really summery treat!

This is the same pistachio shortbread loaded with strawberries, glazed with recurrent jelly and sprinkled with fresh pistachios - really summery treat!

  1. Cream together the softened butter and ground pistachios with the flour and sugar and fennel seeds.
  2. Beat in the egg
  3. Turn the mix out onto a board and shape into a ball, wrap in cling film and leave to chill for an hour or so
  4. Preheat the oven to 180 degC
  5. Take out the fridge and on a lightly floured (gluten free flour!) surface gently roll/press the pastry out to around 1cm thick
  6. Cut out rounds large enough to fit into an individual tart tin, place into tin and cut off excess.
  7. Line with 2 layers of clinic filming baking beans
  8. Blind bake for 15 mins, then remove the beans and clingfilm and bake for a further 10 minutes until they are slightly golden brown.
  9. Leave to cool and make the filling.
  10. Melt together the chocolate and coconut fat in a ban marie
  11. Once melted stir through the chia seeds and pour the mixture into the pastry cases. Place in the fridge and leave to cool until the chocolate is set.