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Chocolate tart, looks fab tastes bitter...?

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SarahJinx Sat 19-Dec-15 20:49:29

What did I do wrong

400g dark choc, 3'eggs, 250ml double cream, 150 milk. Bake.

That's it. Choc too strong? Does it need sugar? Syrup? Salt?

It was a practise run for Christmas so would appreciate help!!

Domino777 Sat 19-Dec-15 21:27:06


jessplussomeonenew Sat 19-Dec-15 21:30:03

I agree lack of sugar is probably the problem. Alternatively, could you have burnt the chocolate slightly?

SarahJinx Sat 19-Dec-15 21:32:54

Thank you, so add sugar next time. How much? I guess I could have done Jess, I think it was a little undercooked too though so...

Does the type of chocolate have a bearing?

SarahJinx Sat 19-Dec-15 21:33:50

Also, sugar, what sort?

laundryeverywhere Sat 19-Dec-15 21:34:45

Did you taste the chocolate? If it is a very strong dark chocolate like 70 -80% it might just be more bitter than you are used to.

laundryeverywhere Sat 19-Dec-15 21:36:49

Personally I only really like 50% dark chocolate, the others are too strong for me.

laundryeverywhere Sat 19-Dec-15 21:39:05

Here's a Nigella recipe for comparison Nigella

Chewbecca Sat 19-Dec-15 21:43:28

Golden caster sugar best. Beat in whilst chocolate is melted.

Are you using a recipe?

gingerboy1912 Sat 19-Dec-15 21:43:34

I would say it needed sugar or slightly less coca ratio

SarahJinx Sat 19-Dec-15 21:43:40

Thanks Laundry. She uses 100g of choc, I used 400g..😲.

I LOVE strong chocolate, I buy 80% for myself but this was just a morrisons 79% that I've not tried before. The result was more bitter than strong. I want that deep, chocolatey ganache type thing. So, next time I'm going to reduce the choc to 300g add sugar and buy better choc, any recommendations?

SarahJinx Sat 19-Dec-15 21:45:30

Chewbecca yes, its from landscape magazine and its chocolate tart topped with toasted cobnuts. We have a cobnut tree in the garden and I wanted a Chrissie dessert where I could use the mountains I've been harvesting!

Pico2 Sat 19-Dec-15 21:55:29

We use Waitrose Belgian chocolate for this sort of thing. It's 50% cocoa and you don't need to add more sugar v

PreAdvent13610 Sat 19-Dec-15 22:00:54

Reasonably similar recipe to yours but also has hazelnut pastry. You definitely need sugar, some magazines make errors in printing hmm
Also cobnut meringues are the best thing going.

SarahJinx Sat 19-Dec-15 22:09:06

Thank you preadvent, I'm going to do yours instead. The cobnuts are beautiful, really fresh and lovely and that bit was successful! Thanks ladies, much appreciated.

PreAdvent13610 Sat 19-Dec-15 22:21:15

Don't trust me, I have just made marzipan limes and aubergines to decorate the Christmas cake. confused

SarahJinx Sat 19-Dec-15 22:43:31

Okkayyyy! I'm doing my first ever one this week, I may well be back with my questions!

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