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Chocolate Walnut Tarts

This is one of my favorite desserts.  I like chocolate and walnuts very much, so the combination of these two ingredients forms the ideal sweet  treat for me...!
Below you will be able to find the step by step instructions on how to make these tarts, and at the bottom of this post you can find the recipe.
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The dough has to be hard enough in order for you to be able to grate it.
With the help of a spoon, divide the grated base into your silicone cupcakes pan.
Press the dough into the bottom of the cupcakes pan to form a unified base.

 Mix well the sugar, the cocoa powder and the egg.
 In a sauce pan heat the milk and dissolve in it the butter.  Do not boil.
 Pour the milk mixture into the cocoa mixture and mix well; add the vanilla essence.
 Place the chopped walnuts on top of the base.
 Pour the cocoa mixture into the cupcake pan.
 In a preheated oven, bake for 25’ to 30’ minutes at 180ºC.
Allow to cool in a wire rack.
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Chocolate Walnut Tarts
Makes 12 small tarts

Base Ingredients
30gr powder sugar
70gr cold unsalted butter
80gr flour
20gr almond flour
1/3 of a beaten medium egg

Filling Ingredients
90gr of semi skimmed milk
120gr caster sugar
1 medium egg
20gr of cocoa powder
30gr unsalted butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence (or extract)
90gr chopped walnuts

Base Preparation Method
1) In a food processor mix all ingredients for a few seconds. Without over mixing the dough wrap it up with clean film and refrigerate it for at least one hour. The dough has to be hard enough in order for you to be able to grate it.
2) After grating the dough, with the help of a spoon, divide it into your silicone cupcakes pan. (see photo)
3) Press the dough into the bottom of the cupcake pan to form a unified base.

Filling Preparation Method
1) Mix well the sugar, the cocoa powder and the egg.
2) In a sauce pan heat the milk and dissolve in it the butter. Do not boil.
3) Pour the milk mixture into the cocoa mixture and mix well; add the vanilla essence.
4) Place the chopped walnuts on top of the base and then pour the cocoa mixture into the cupcake pan.
5) In a preheated oven, bake for 25’ to 30’ minutes at 180ºC.
6) Allow to cool in a wire rack.

You can serve them with vanilla ice cream or fresh cream. Enjoy…!

Comments

  1. This looks delicious! I wonder how it would be with a Mexican/Aztec chocolate variation, with cinnamon and cayenne. I look forward to trying it!

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  2. These look sooo yummy! Chocolate and nuts are a PERFECT pair. Mmm:)

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  3. Wow! These look soo good and chocolatey. Yum! Thanks so much for sharing. =]

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  4. Absolutely my kind of dessert!:))
    With my family I'll have to double (or triple) the recipe.
    Love it!

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  5. Sounds wonderful, Eftychia. So cute.

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  6. Oh, these tarts look so good! I'm a fan of anything with walnuts!

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  7. Bite size and personal portions get me every time! I don't over eat and I don't have to share. I'll add this to my recipe list thank you :)

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  8. It looks yummy...and easy to make.I like to try my own :)

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  9. Sounds and looks delicious!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  10. Sound and looks delicious, Eftychia!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  11. Those look divine! Chocolate and walnuts is such a wonderful pairing. Bookmarking this for sure!

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  12. That's cool! I love that you had a bottom, center and cake! Delicious!

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  13. Such yummy, individual desserts!!! I can see why these chocolate delights are your favorites :)

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  14. The layering of the nuts in the bottom and method of grating the dough makes this a unique recipe. In addition to this, your pictures have sold me-I saved the recipe. Well done.

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  15. That looks really good!!!! I've never heard of grating dough before....how neat! :D

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  16. I'm not a big fan of chocolate, but the walnuts look fantastic. And my son would gobble these up. I love the colorful wrappers!

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  17. These could be addictive. Chocolate and walnuts are a nice combo.

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  18. So yummy! Those tarts looks amazing :) Walnut and choco is a pretty great combo! Buzzed

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  19. Wowowo, the tarts look incredible , now that my vacation is over , i have found lots of incredible recipes to make and this is one of them :D, good one eftychia .

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  20. Love walnuts and chocolate, these look so great!

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  21. Nice flavor combinations!

    Eftychia, are you on Twitter? I wanted to tweet your last post about cancer awareness but I didn't see you on Twitter!!

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  22. Yes, I am on twitter as "Dreamofcakes".

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  23. These tarts are way cute! I'm sure they were just as tasty =)

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  24. chocolate and walnut would be great combination and these tarts are looking so pretty.

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  25. I love the small size and flavor combination!

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  26. yum, these sound perfect. Elegant and delicious!

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  27. Neatly done my friend !! yummy to eat !!

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  28. These sound wonderful! I love chocolate & walnut!!

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  29. Eftychia, these are superlative. Chocolate and walnuts are an immortal flavor combination! Very helpful photographic documentation too...

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