Chocolate, Mascarpone and Raspberry Tarts

chocolate mascarpone and raspberry tart

Don’t they sound utterly sublime? They are! Chocolate, Mascarpone and Raspberry Tarts I could eat all of those ingredients until the cows come home so I just had to try it for myself and seeing as English Mum has launched the Baked with Love Bake Off this Jo Pratt recipe would be certain to wow over my favourite judge, Helen from The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club ;)

I have prepared them in advance for our Valentine supper but in the name of research I have eaten one just so you know I’m serious about this cookery lark here on my blog, I had to take a bite for the photo anyway – see!

They Are Delicious. What’s more they are easy and quick to prepare plus they don’t cost a bomb either and you will have one very impressive dessert to seduce your partner with. Ohh la la!

Let’s not waste any more time, 20 minutes in the oven, enough time to cool to get them out of the tins and you’re ready to go. They are also freezer friendly too if you have any hanging around, which I doubt very much.

Chocolate, Mascarpone and Raspberry Tarts

Makes 6

Ingredients

125g butter
50g cocoa
75g raspberry jam
100g + 50g caster sugar
2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
100g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
125g mascarpone cheese
150g raspberries
creme fraiche or whipped cream to serve (optional)

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/ fan 160C gas 4
  • Grease with melted butter 6 individual tart tins (10cms x 3cms deep)
  • Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan over a low heat and sift in the cocoa powder. Stir until the mixture boils and then remove from the heat. Stir in the jam, 100g caster sugar, the 2 whole eggs (not the separate yolk), flour and baking powder.
  • Divide the mixture among the tart tins and keep to one side.
  • Beat together the mascarpone, egg yolk and the remaining 50g caster sugar and place a spoonful in the centre of each tart. Pull a knife backwards and forwards a few times to create a marbled effect and then push the raspberries into the mixture. dividing them equally among the six tarts.
  • Place on a baking tray and bake for 20 mins until the tarts have risen and are just firm to the touch
  • Remove from the tins after they have cooled for a few minutes and serve warm or cold with cream or creme fraiche. You could also dust them with a little icing sugar or cocoa powder (I forgot this step as I was too anxious to try them)

NOTE – Can be frozen and will keep well to the following day in an airtight container

I am lucky enough to have two very professional tasters who took their time whilst they decided on the unanimous verdict of ‘Yummy’

Another excellent recipe taken from Jo Pratt’s In The Mood for Entertaining available from all good bookshops and Amazon for around ¬£20.00 Happy Valentines everybody.

 

chocolate, mascarpone and raspberry tart - a simple to follow recipe with a luxurious result

13 Comments

  1. February 14, 2012 / 10:53 AM

    Already have scallops and chorizo followed¬† by ray in caper butter and fennel gratin for tonight. Wasn’t going to do pud but you have lured me in. I have to go shopping now!

    • February 15, 2012 / 5:17 PM

      …and did you make them? I still have the last one to devour tonight :)

  2. reluctanthousedad
    February 14, 2012 / 1:27 PM

    I can see that a LOT of fun was had with that. Fantastic. 

    • February 15, 2012 / 5:18 PM

      and even more fun eating them!

  3. February 14, 2012 / 2:51 PM

    Oooooh these look divine! I can always rely on you Mari to give me some chocolate porn ;) xx

    • February 15, 2012 / 5:18 PM

      You most certainly can, it’s become my signature ;)

  4. English Mum
    February 15, 2012 / 3:40 PM

    Hello my lovely – just wanted to pop in and say thanks so much for entering the bakeoff and CONGRATULATIONS at your well-deserved win :)

    • February 15, 2012 / 5:19 PM

      I’m so very very happy, thank you so much, if you lived closer I’d make you a batch xx

  5. Funky Wellies
    February 18, 2012 / 4:12 PM

    These look scrumptious, I have to try them! Love the professionalism of your tasters!! ;o)
    Oh, and your blueberry muffins were a big success at my afternoon tea…

  6. February 3, 2014 / 9:49 PM

    they look amazing indeed!

    PS: Love the look on your girls faces!

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