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WHITE CHOCOLATE AND CHERRY TARTS RECIPE

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White Chocolate and Cherry TartsIngredients for White Chocolate and Cherry Tarts

300g plain flour
50g + 100g golden icing sugar
150g butter, chilled and chopped into small cubes
150g egg yolk
2 tbsp water
250g good quality white chocolate, chopped roughly
200g ricotta
250g mascarpone
125ml red wine
500g fresh cherries, pitted

How to make White Chocolate and Cherry Tarts

  • Mix the flour, 50g of icing sugar and the chilled butter using a food processor. It should start to look like fine breadcrumbs.
  • At this stage, add the egg yolk and water and mix until the dough begins to come together.
  • Put the dough onto a floured surface and knead until smooth.
  • Shape into a disc, cover with cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oven to 200°C.
  • Divide the pastry into 6 portions.
  • Roll out one portion between 2 sheets of baking paper to a 4mm thickness.
  • Using the pastry, line a round 3cm deep tart tin with removable base and trim the excess.
  • Repeat with the other pastry and then prick all the tarts with a fork.
  • Leave in the fridge for 30 minutes then bake for 25 minutes until golden.
  • To make the cherry topping, place the wine and sugar in a saucepan and heat on low for 5 minutes until the sugar dissolves.
  • Bring to the boil, add the cherries and stir for 4 minutes until the syrup thickens.
  • Leave to cool.
  • For the chocolate layer, melt the white chocolate over a bain-marie.
  • Leave to cool before adding the ricotta and mascarpone.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Divide the mixture among the pastry cases and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Plate up the tarts, spooning over the rich cherry mixture, serve and enjoy!

Serves 6

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