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Chocolate & Hazelnut Tart

Posted on: October 25, 2022, in Latest News



  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons hazelnuts (toasted and skinned)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 250g cold unsalted butter, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • 340g dark chocolate (70 percent), chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup hazelnuts toasted, skinned and coarsely chopped



  1. Place the hazelnuts in a food processor, add 1 tablespoon of the sugar and process until fine. Scrape the nuts into the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle. Add the flour, salt and the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar and mix until combined. Add the butter and mix at low speed until incorporated. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until a soft dough forms. Scrape the pastry onto a sheet of plastic wrap and flatten into a disk. Wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C and coat a 23cm fluted tart pan with a removable bottom with spray and cook. Roll out the pastry between 2 sheets of wax paper to a 30cm round. Ease the pastry into the tart pan, pressing it into the corners and patching any tears. Roll the rolling pin over the tart pan to cut off any excess pastry. Refrigerate the tart shell for 10 minutes.
  3. Line the pastry with parchment paper and fill it with pie weights or dried beans. Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes. Carefully remove the parchment and weights and bake the shell for about 15 minutes longer, until golden brown. Let it cool completely.

Making the Filling

  1. Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, bring the cream just to a simmer. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let it stand for 5 minutes; whisk until smooth. 
  2. Pour the chocolate cream into the tart shell and scatter the hazelnuts on top. 
  3. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Remove the tart ring, cut the tart into wedges and serve.

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