Little Box Brownie: Chocolate tart

Chocolate tart

I was going to see my little friend Joe and his baby sister, and thought I should take him a little something, after all he had only just celebrated his 3rd birthday. I decided upon a brownie tart, with extra chocolate chips in it just for him. Well it was a hit, he gobbled it up and declared me his new best friend:) So if your looking for a great chocolate tart to make this one will appeal to the young and old and might even make you a new best friend. Happy baking.


 Joe's Chocolate Brownie Tart  


1 1/2 cups plain flour
2/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
250g butter
1 egg

Brownie filling

200g butter
150g milk chocolate
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 cup milk
1 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon cocoa
1/2 cup walnuts (plus extra to sprinkle)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Pre heat the oven to 150°C

Place the flour, sugar, cocoa and butter in to a food processor and pulse until combined. Then add the egg and pulse again until a dough starts to forms. Remove from the processor, and kneed on a floured surface until just smooth. Wrap it in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour.

Remove from the fridge and roll out of a floured surface until about 2mm thick, then place into 20cm tart tin. Blind bake for 15 minutes, remove the beans and place back in the oven for a further 10minutes, remove from the oven.

To make the brownie filling, melt the buter and chocolate in a double boiler until they combine, remove from the heat and set aside. Mean while whisk the sugar, eggs and vanilla essence together using and electric beater. Slowly pour in the cocolate and butter mixture, then add the milk while constantly beating. Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa into the mixture and stir to combine. Add the walnuts and chocolate chips, then pour into the tart case. Bake for 1 hour or until cooked.