Step 1: INGREDIENTS
for the tart shells...this will make one 8" tart shell or two 4" shells......baked and cooled
1 stick of butter
1 1/4 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of sugar
a pinch of sea-salt
1/4 - 1/2 cup of ice cold water
the chocolate filling...
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
4 oz of semi-sweet chocolate
1 oz of cocoa powder
2 oz. milk chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup all purpose flour
6 eggs, lightly beaten
Step 2: TART SHELL (THIS OPTIONAL)
NOTE: the least amount of mix time and water will make for a much more pliable dough and much less tough and more flakey...
This receipe requires that you first completely bake the tart shells prior to filling.
To bake these tart shells, first place a piece of parchment paper in them with some pie weights, if you do not have pie weights, you can use any dry bean such as lentils. Bake in an oven set to 350°F for 12 minutes, remove the weights and return to the oven for another 10 minutes or until the shells are golden brown.
Step 3: CHOCOLATE FILLING
In a mixer, combine the eggs, flour and sugar, add in the cocoa powder and continue to mix. Next, stir in the chocolate-butter mixture. Pour the filling into the tart shells, (or just fill a fluted cake pan with the filling).
Step 4: BAKING
Bake for approximately 1 - 1 1/2 hours or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
This should be served with whipped cream or an orange sauce...