CHOCOLATE BROWNIE TARTS


For the tart pastry(makes 16-18 tarts)

3 oz butter

2 oz sugar

6oz flour

yolk of 1 egg

a little water

Blend the butter and sugar together.Add the yolk ,mix in flour and make into a dough.Even if the dough looks crumbly,don’t mind it.Wrap in polythene or foil.Chill for a few minutes or untill you make the filling.Roll out thinly between two sheets of oil paper.Grease the tart cups.Line the cups with the pastry.Prick the base with a fork and bake for 10 minutes(half baked).Scoop filling in and put back in the oven for 30 minutes.(Use the ice cream scoop to put the filling )

For the filling

100 gm butter

100 gm sugar

100 gm flour

2 tblsp.cocoa powder

1/8 cup chocolate chips(optional)

1 tsp.vanilla essence

1 tsp.yoghurt

2 eggs

a few almonds/walnuts ground coarsely

1 tsp.baking powder.

a pinch of salt

Melt the butter on a slow flame(do not allow to boil).Quickly add the cocoa powder mix well for  minute and remove from fire.(Its best if you could do this in a double boiler).Beat eggs and sugar together untill light in color.gradually add the chocolate mix and beat the egg mix well for a few seconds.Mix in yoghurt.Sieve the flour with the baking powder and the salt.Fold in the flour to the egg mixture with the essence and the nuts.Scoop into the half baked tart shells and bake for 30 minutes(180 degrees)

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