Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hello friends :-)

Guess who is back in the kitchen? Today, I bring you this super simple and easy to make recipe for a Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart that is no bake, which means you can make this even without an oven! You really just need a stove, which I'm quite sure most, if not all of you reading this would have in your house. 

I had a ton of extra marshmallows on hand, and I'm not a big fan of them unless they complement something else (such as hot chocolate) so it was way too much for me to handle. As most of you might know, marshmallows contain gelatin and the filling of tarts usually contain gelatin or some sort of stabilizer (such as heavy cream) to make the filling firm and hold together without baking/ heat. Therefore, I thought - wouldn't it be a good idea to use these marshmallows in a recipe for a tart instead of going through the trouble of melting gelatin sheets/ using gelatin powder? Marshmallows also come with a whole ton of sugar so we can skip adding sugar, and that'll save a lot of time. 

With the chocolate tart as the base, I added a drizzle of caramel sauce on top and a sprinkling of sea salt to make it a salted caramel chocolate no-bake tart! Excluding setting time (time the tart is put into fridge), this recipe took me at most 30minutes to whip up, which is super short and the end product is quite impressive, in my opinion :-)

I made up this recipe as I went along because I do a lot of things in the kitchen solely based on my own intuition- even for the quanities and stuff like that! :-)

With that, I bring to you, the recipe for: 


1. 200g digestive biscuits
2. 200g chocolate chips
3. 200g marshmallows (any size or kind, except those with fillings such as jam inside)
4. 200g butter
5. 2 tablespoons of milk 
(look how simple this recipe is! 5 simple ingredients and the quantities are insanely easy to remember)

The above is for the chocolate tart and if you want to make it a salted caramel chocolate tart, there are two other rather self-explanatory ingredients: 
6. Caramel sauce (no exact quantity, just drizzle)
7. Sprinkle of sea salt

1. Bash your digestive biscuits into crumbs

It is quite a good way to vent your anger, if any :-)

Should look something like this, but if you have a few larger pieces, it's fine

2. Melt half of your butter (about 100g) in the microwave or in a bowl over hot water if you don't have a microwave

 3. Pour the melted butter over the digestive biscuit crumbs and mix well, to resemble wet sand

4. Transfer your crumb mix into the tart pan

5. Press the crumbs tightly into the pan, ensuring that the crumbs are all well compressed and make sure to press it up the sides as well 

6. Place the tart crust into the fridge to rest for a bit
7. Melt the remaining butter (the other 100g) in a pot over low heat

8. Once the butter has melted down a bit, add the marshmallows into the pot and ensure that the heat is still at low

9. Add your two tablespoons of milk

10. Continue stirring till the marshmallows have melted down and make sure to scrap the bottom of the pot as you stir because marshmallows are very sticky things and could possibly get stuck at the bottom

11. Add your chocolate chips once most of the marshmallows have melted down

12. Continue stirring

13. Turn off the heat once all the chocolate has incorporated into mixture
14. Fetch your tart crust from the fridge and pour in your chocolate filling

 15. Place your chocolate tart into the fridge to set for at least 2 hours

16. Like I said earlier, you can choose to have a plain chocolate tart or add my favourite thing on earth - the combination of salt and caramel for a little oomph!
17. Fetch your tart from the fridge and make sure that it is set by gently touching the surface

18. Drizzle your caramel sauce all over - go crazy

Here I am using store-bought caramel syrup - feel free to make your own with sugar (I've never tried that before but make sure it has cooled before drizzling it over) 

19. Sprinkle sea salt over the tart (make sure it's sea salt and not normal salt because normal salt will be a bit too overpowering)

The salt is the most expensive ingredient in this tart, but I used it very sparingly so this bottle will last for a long time.

And there you have it :-) A no bake salted caramel chocolate tart - saves you the trouble of cleaning your oven, pre-heating it and all the other nonsense like that! Making this has been one of the most relaxing experiences in the kitchen because it was so easy and every step looks so appetizing already (unlike when I bake cakes and I see all the raw stuff like eggs and flour which isn't very pleasing, which is why I don't normally like to eat my own baked goods)

Cut a slice out hurhur couldn't resist :-) 

Okay I admit that this is one of the more aesthetically-pleasing things I've baked in a long while - does this count as food porn? :-) 

Close up into a mouthful! 

I really recommend this recipe to anyone who would like to have fun in the kitchen without much pressure of making a mess/ failing because this is almost foolproof and it doesn't even require an oven, which saves a lot of hassle :-) Really, give it a try - it would be amazing!

Mmmmm :-) 

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