How to prepare Chocolate citrus tart


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 Try out an easy to make Chocolate citrus tart recipe at home that makes for an ideal dessert after dinner.

1/2 cup butter softened
½ cup sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa

For the citrus filling
2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
½ cup orange juice
¼ cup lemon juice
grated peel of 2 oranges
3 tbsp all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder

Ffor the chocolate frosting
½ cup heavy or whipped cream
200 gms semi-sweet chocolate

- Line the bottom of a springform pan of 9 inches (23 cm) diameter with greaseproof or other non-stick paper and grease the sides of the pan.

- Using an electric mixer, cream the softened butter and sugar. Add flour and cocoa powder, and finally the egg. Reserve in the fridge for a few hours or more.

- Preheat oven to 350 deg F (Gas mark 4 or 180 deg C).

- Using your fingers, pat down half of the tart dough into the bottom of the springform pan (not the sides); keep the rest frozen until next time.

- Bake at 350 degrees for about 7 minutes.

- For the filling, mix sugar and egg for 2-3 minutes with an electric mixer.

- Add lemon juice, orange juice, grated orange peel, flour and baking powder, and mix well. Transfer to the springform and bake at 250 deg F for about 30 to 40 minutes. A wooden pick inserted in center should come out clean.

- Using a knife, loosen carefully the cake from the sides of the springform pan. Let the tart cool to room temperature in the pan.

- For the chocolate frosting, heat the cream almost to a boil, add chopped chocolate, and stir until smooth. Let it cool until it thickens.

- Spread the chocolate frosting evenly on top and sides of the tart.
-Times of India

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