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Dark chocolate and vanilla pod ganache tart with Scottish raspberries

A recipe by Carolyn Barrowcliffe from Venachar Lochside


Pastry case
• Crumb butter, sugar and flour together (to a fine crumb)
• Put mixture on bench and make a well in the centre. Crack in room temperature eggs
• Bring together to form a smooth dough and chill for two hours
• Roll out to the thickness of a £1 coin
• Cover tart base
• Bake blind for 15 minutes at 200C
• Remove baking beans, reduce oven heat to 160C and bake until golden brown
• Allow tart to cool and tidy edges of the tart. Set aside.

Method (ganache)
• Scrape vanilla pod into cream
• Heat cream but don’t let it boil
• Pour onto chocolate in a heat proof bowl
• Mix until combined and then slowly add the butter (mix should be shiny). Set aside.

To put together:
• Arrange raspberries along the base of the tart case
• Pour on warm ganache
• Leave at room temperature for one hour. Do not refrigerate.

Serve with homemade pistachio ice cream, crushed pistachios and fresh Scottish raspberries.

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