How to Cook French Chocolate Tart Inspired by Payard

I always enjoyed making pastries and here is something that I've slightly adapted from my favorite chef Francois Payard please enjoy this as much as I have making this :) will feed 8 :)

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How to Cook French Chocolate Tart Inspired by Payard Recipe
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1
Sift flour, 1 1/4 cup of powdered sugar and salt into a bowl

Sift flour, 1 1/4 cup of powdered sugar and salt into a bowl

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Place butter into a processor and blend for 30 seconds max until into a paste

Place butter into a processor and blend for 30 seconds max until into a paste

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3
Add flour mixture and an egg then mix .. Do not over mix

Add flour mixture and an egg then mix .. Do not over mix

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It should look like this.. if it's too runny add a little more flour :)

It should look like this.. if it's too runny add a little more flour :)

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Divide into 2 and wrap them with cling wrap (cling film, cellophane wrap what ever u may call it)

Divide into 2 and wrap them with cling wrap (cling film, cellophane wrap what ever u may call it)

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Chill for 2 hours

Chill for 2 hours

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Leave stand for 30 mins to make it easier to roll

Leave stand for 30 mins to make it easier to roll

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Butter 8 tartlet tins or will fit into a 9 1/2 tart pan I uses individual tins as I like to give everyone their own tart

Butter 8 tartlet tins or will fit into a 9 1/2 tart pan I uses individual tins as I like to give everyone their own tart

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Dust out a board with flour and roll out to about 1/4 inch thick

Dust out a board with flour and roll out to about 1/4 inch thick

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Line the tins with the pastry and trim around the edges to make the tartlets

Line the tins with the pastry and trim around the edges to make the tartlets

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Prick the bottom of the tarts with a fork and place in the fridge to chill for 20 mins

Prick the bottom of the tarts with a fork and place in the fridge to chill for 20 mins

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Preheat oven to 325f

Preheat oven to 325f

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I like to use 70% chocolate as I like to have a slight bitter taste as the pastry and the whipped cream will sweeten the tart but feel free to use 60% everyone has a different taste

I like to use 70% chocolate as I like to have a slight bitter taste as the pastry and the whipped cream will sweeten the tart but feel free to use 60% everyone has a different taste

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Chop up the chocolate into small pieces

Chop up the chocolate into small pieces

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Place in a bowl and place to the side

Place in a bowl and place to the side

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Grab 3/4 cup of whipped cream and 1/2 cup of whole milk

Grab 3/4 cup of whipped cream and 1/2 cup of whole milk

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Place into a pan

Place into a pan

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Boil on a medium high heat

Boil on a medium high heat

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When boiled place over the chocolate leave for 1-2 mins

When boiled place over the chocolate leave for 1-2 mins

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Butter pieces of foil and place over the tart case/s

Butter pieces of foil and place over the tart case/s

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Add baking beans or pie weights on top so the pastry won't rise

Add baking beans or pie weights on top so the pastry won't rise

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Bake for 15 mins

Bake for 15 mins

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Whisk the melted chocolate and the cream together

Whisk the melted chocolate and the cream together

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Then add an egg and whisk together

Then add an egg and whisk together

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Whisk until it has become a chocolate filling :)

Whisk until it has become a chocolate filling :)

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After the 15 mins take off the beans

After the 15 mins take off the beans

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Place back in the oven

Place back in the oven

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8 mins for tartlets and 10 mins if your making an individual tart

8 mins for tartlets and 10 mins if your making an individual tart

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Take out the tart cases and place to side

Take out the tart cases and place to side

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Add the chocolate filling not too filled as it starts to rise and u don't want it to rise over the top

Add the chocolate filling not too filled as it starts to rise and u don't want it to rise over the top

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Place back in the oven for 12 mins for tartlets and 15 mins if you are  making an individual tart

Place back in the oven for 12 mins for tartlets and 15 mins if you are making an individual tart

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Remove from oven u should get a sheen on the top of each tart and slightly firm to the touch

Remove from oven u should get a sheen on the top of each tart and slightly firm to the touch

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Place in the fridge for 3-4 mins to cool down

Place in the fridge for 3-4 mins to cool down

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After that you can take out of the pan and place onto the cooling rack for 15/20 mins

After that you can take out of the pan and place onto the cooling rack for 15/20 mins

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Grab the rest of your whipped cream

Grab the rest of your whipped cream

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Place in a bowl and add vanilla extract

Place in a bowl and add vanilla extract

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Add the rest of the powdered sugar about 1/4 cup

Add the rest of the powdered sugar about 1/4 cup

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Whisk up until thick does take some time if beating by hand I would advise using an electric whisk but I wanted to build muscles so did manually

Whisk up until thick does take some time if beating by hand I would advise using an electric whisk but I wanted to build muscles so did manually

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To make chocolate shavings I ran the knife down a chocolate bar at a 45 degree angle and it gave me thin shavings

To make chocolate shavings I ran the knife down a chocolate bar at a 45 degree angle and it gave me thin shavings

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Place a tart on a plate place 1 spoon of whipped cream on top then drop some shavings serve to your hungry guests .. Well if u want to share that is .. :) please enjoy

Place a tart on a plate place 1 spoon of whipped cream on top then drop some shavings serve to your hungry guests .. Well if u want to share that is .. :) please enjoy

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