We all love a recipe post, right? Well, you’re in for a treat; I’ve got a right good’un for you today!
A few weeks ago we went round my best bud Carly’s house for dinner. I never like to turn up empty handed so usually arrive at her doorstep carrying a bottle or two of good ol’ “adult juice” and some sort of food – this time I thought I’d use my baking skills (which are underused and a bit rusty at the moment) and take along a homemade dessert.
If you’re a fan of sweet stuff, chocolate and a booze, you’re going to love this one…
Baileys Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart
Shortcrust pastry case
250g of caramel
150g of dark chocolate
200ml of double cream
100ml of Baileys
Sea salt flakes (you don’t need a lot)
Dr Oetker salted caramel crunch (there may be supermarket alternatives to this but I couldn’t find any)
Mix the caramel and sea salt flakes together to create your salted caramel – there is no set measurement for the amount of salt, just keeping tasting it until it reaches your preferred flavour.
Spread the salted caramel mixture in an even layer over the base of the shortcrust pastry case.
Place in the fridge to set while you make the ganache.
Melt the dark chocolate (either in a large heatproof bowl in the microwave, or in a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water – but don’t let the bowl touch the water) and leave to cool at room temperature.
Once cooled, pour in the double cream and Baileys and mix until you get a nice thick and glossy ganache.
Remove the salted caramel pastry case from the fridge and spoon in the ganache until it’s full making sure it creates an even layer.
Leave in the fridge for 20 minutes to set a little, before creating a border of the salted caramel crunch around the edges.
Sprinkle over a little sea salt and place back in the fridge for a further 15 minutes.
And it’s as simple as that!
If you wanted to, you could tweak this recipe a little and use separate shortcrust pastry cases to create individual desserts, or you could remove the Baileys for a child-friendly version.
Let me know if you give this one a go!