Sep 29, 2011

A Super Easy Salted Caramel Tart.

I'm back.  The twitterverse has demanded that I post the recipe to that Salted Caramel Tart.  I'm going to take up where I left off yesterday.  To recap, this recipe is from the September 2011 issue of Super Food Ideas.

Last night's post ended with this photo of some of the ingredients for the Salted Caramel Tart.  The carton of pure cream is purposely obscured because just looking at these ingredients is enough to send anyone into a diabetic coma let alone a touch of cholesterol on the side.


It was sheer willpower that saw me mostly resist the lure of Caramel Top'N'Fill straight from the tin and Lindt 70% straight from the foil.


The Coles Frozen Goods Inventory was on my side last night.  This was the second last sweet flan case in the freezer cabinet. It was craftily hidden in the back section of the savoury flan case shelf.  The whole recipe hinges on a ready made sweet flan case and I was going to do whatever it took to get my hands on one.  Even if it meant plunging half my body into the freezer.


It's actually a pretty simple recipe.  Blind bake the flan case at 180C for 10 minutes.  I forgot to do that sheet of baking paper and baking weights thing for this step so I had a few bubbles in the base of my flan.  Then, pour the caramel Top'N'Fill over the base of the flan.  That's right, the entire tin.  Bake for  further 30 minutes.  Scatter 1/4 tsp of salt flakes over the caramel layer.


The chocolate ganache is simply 180g of dark chocolate finely chopped and 1/4 cup of pure cream.  Relax, this is a low fuss recipe, no double boiling is required.  Heat the cream and chocolate in the microwave on medium in bursts of 30 seconds.  Stir with a metal spoon at the end of each time block.  It took about 90 seconds total for me.  It really works.  I got the fabulously glossy ganache at the end of it.  Pour your ganache over the salted caramel and refrigerate overnight.


To finish, dust with cocoa powder.  The recipe can be made up to 3 days in advance of when you require it.  I will report back after the taste test tomorrow but it smells fantastic.


6 comments:

  1. Oh god that looks amazing! I won't make it only because there is just me in the house at the moment, and I will eat it all.

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  2. Jesus that is easy (even for me I think) and am SO wanting to make it. However, like Pop, if I do there is a strong likelihood that most of it will end up in my mouth. This is where workmates come in handy.

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  3. I saw bits of your tweets about it but was so sleepy I forgot to follow up. I have a tin of top n fill sitting at home for over 6 months now, going to try making this yummy looking tart over the weekend yaaaaaaaay!

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  4. Oh, that looks amazing! I'm going to a party this weekend and that would be perfect to take, thank you so much.

    As soon as I can manage to get a photo (i.e. hold S back for a few minutes to let me take said photo) I will blog my warm caramel cocktail also made with the wonder that is Nestle Top and Fill. Such a great product.

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  5. That looks outrageously good - I'll have to wait until I have a houseful before trying this. It would be too dangerous to have leftovers lying around LOL! xxx

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  6. I need to know how this went. I am naturally skeptical of top n fill but if this works well I might just be converted....

    K xx

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