Strawberry and chocolate tartlets

8 June 2017 by
First published: 19 June 2017

Strawberry and chocolate tartlets are a summer party must-have

Strawberries and dark chocolate are a match made in heaven, these mini pastries are sweet and decadent – perfect for an afternoon tea in the sunshine.

Ingredients (makes 12)

200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)

400ml double cream

2 egg yolks

400g punnet Jubliee Selections by Driscoll’s strawberries, hulled and sliced

1-2tbsp sugar

Few fresh mint leaves to serve

For the sweet pastry 

175g plain flour plus extra for dusting

75g cold butter, diced

25g icing sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

You will need 12 x round tartlet tins about 10cm, some baking parchment and baking beans.


Preheat the oven to 200°C. First make the pastry – add the flour to a large bowl with the cold butter and rub them together with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the icing sugar and trickle in the egg pulling the mixture together to form a dough. Turn it out onto a lightly floured board and flatten into a disk. Cover with cling film and put in the fridge to chill for 20 minutes.

Remove the pastry from the fridge and roll it out on a lightly floured board. Cut out rounds large enough to fill tart tins with overlap, tuck pastry neatly into the edges of the tin then roll the rolling pin over the top to cut the pastry. Sit the tart cases back in the fridge for 15 minutes. When ready to bake, fill each one with baking parchment and beans and put in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until just turning pale golden around the edges. Remove, leave to cool then remove the beans and paper and put pastry cases to one side. Reduce the oven to 180°C.

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