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This dessert is death by salted chocolate! I’m not a chocolatey person myself, much preferring the fruity version to pudding but this makes a wonderful centre piece to the dinner table and never fails to get a gasp or exclamation in delight! This recipe is very simply adapted from Nigella’s Simply Salted Chocolate Tart. To make it gluten free all you need to do is swap the Orio cookies to Schar or Lovemore Oreo-style cookies, failing this for an extra kick of chocolate why not try using the Finest/Taste the Difference range of luxury triple chocolate gluten free cookies with a tablespoon of cocoa or cacao powder. The main aim is to swap for a biscuit that’s equally dark to create the deep chocolate colour biscuit base.
Can I use any gluten free chocolate biscuit to make the tart base?
Yes is the short answer.
I’ve left that ingredient vague for a couple of reasons; firstly it depends on where in the world you are. Not everyone will have access to Tesco Finest gluten free triple chocolate biscuits for example. it also very much depends on your budget too and I’m all for keeping the costs down when gluten free products are already much higher than your average product.
I have added a list of possible chocolate biscuits/cookies below to give you some inspiration.
- Gluten free Oreo style biscuits – Udis are no longer available in the UK, but stores now do their own versions
- Gluten free chocolate chip cookies – you’ll get much lighter biscuit base with these.
- Gluten free triple chocolate cookies – Sainsbury, Tesco, Morrison and Waitrose all sell these in the UK.
- Chocolate Bourbon biscuits – Schar sell these but again you’ll get a lighter biscuit base.
Can I make this Chocolate Tart Dairy Free too?
Yes you can make this Chocolate Tart Dairy free. I know, because I did just that! Here is the recipe for my No Bake Chocolate Orange Ganache Tart gluten and dairy free. A recipe similar to this in principle, except I added orange extract and swapped the dairy ingredients for non-dairy.
Don’t like orange flavouring? Fear not, the recipe is easily adaptable to omit the orange and I’ve even added a few alternative flavours to mix things up a bit.
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Gluten Free Salted Chocolate Tart Recipe
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Gluten Free Salted Chocolate Tart
- 300 g dark coloured chocolate biscuits
- 50 g 70% dairy free dark chocolate
- 50 g unsalted butter or dairy free alternative (I use Flora plant butter)
- ½ tsp salt
- 100 g 70% dairy free dark chocolate you can add icing sugar to sweeten if this is too dark for you
- 25 g cornflour/cornstarch
- 4 tbsp milk
- 500 ml double cream
- 50 g cocoa powder
- 2 tsp strong black coffee or coffee extract
- 75 ml vanilla extract
- 2 tsp olive oil
- ½ tsp salt
- Blitz the cookies in a food processor or bash with a rolling pin, add the chocolate, sea salt and butter and blitz again until the mixture begins to bind together.
- Tip crumb mixture into 9″ flan/cake tin with removable base.
- Press down crumb mixture, pushing up the sides of the tin to create biscuit walls.
- Pop base into the fridge for at least an hour whilst you set to work on the filling.
- Combine the cornflour and milk ensuring there are no lumps and flour has completely dissolved.
- Add the chopped chocolate, cream, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, sugar, olive oil and salt to a saucepan and gently heat.
- Once the chocolate has completely melted and the liquid has turned a dark colour, add the cornflour mixture.
- Continue to stir, do not leave! The mixture will thicken quite quickly to a chocolate custard consistency.
- Pour into a bowl and cover mixture with clingfilm or wet baking sheet, actually have the film touching the mixture to prevent a thick skin forming. Allow the mixture to cool for 20mins.
- Once cooled pour into the biscuit base and return to the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight (mine was left overnight)
- To decorate I finely grated some of the remaining dark chocolate over the top but you can decorate as you see fit.
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