Strawberry and Chocolate Tart

Looking for an easy no bake-dessert to make this strawberry season? This Strawberry & Chocolate Tart is one of the easiest desserts to make and you need just a handful ingredients that are put together and the tart goes in the refrigerator to be chilled and served later.

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There is something about the super combination of Strawberries and Chocolate that makes you want to try so many things with them. Who doesn’t love simple strawberries dipped in chocolate or just strawberries covered COMPLETELY with chocolate? This combination is just deadly! Anyway, I am so glad I tried this dessert and was also able to use the same for a bigger tart => 10-inch tart and serve it to our guests.

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All you need for these tarts are some fresh strawberries, milk chocolate, oreos, melted butter and some cream, which was measured carefully in the measuring mug from Fackelmann India

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Recipe:

By Sheenam and Muskaan December-28-2017

Easy chocolate tarts topped with fresh strawberries

Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 15 mins, plus 2 hours chilling
Total time: 2 hours 20 mins

Yield: Two 4-inch tarts

Ingredients

  • 122 grams oreo cookies
  • 40 grams unsalted butter (melted)
  • 100 mls of cream
  • 110 grams strawberries
  • 100 grams chopped milk chocolate (we used Morde)

Instructions:

  1. Blend the oreo cookies until a crumby texture is formed.
  2. Transfer the oreos to a bowl and add the melted butter to it. Mix together until the oreos crumbs are moist and a little sticky texture is formed.
  3. Press the cookie mixture on the tart shells with the help of a spoon and smoothen up with the tips of your fingers. Freeze this for roughly 15 minutes.
  4. Pour the cream in a bowl and heat this in the microwave (do not boil, just slight simmering should work) and pour this over the chopped up milk chocolate. Let it sit for about 30 seconds and then mix together until all the chocolate is melted.
  5. Pour the chocolate on the cold oreo tarts and this goes back again in the refrigerator for ten to fifteen minutes.
  6. Slice the strawberries and cover the tarts with them. Keep the tarts in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour 45 minutes more before serving.

Chocolate buttercream frosting

Making chocolate buttercream frosting has always been on our list but we never actually made it because neither did we have the right piping bag and nor did we have enough motivation. All of our troubles were solved one weekend – when Fackelmann India sent us a beautiful hamper that had their best baking products and that really motivated us to make these gorgeous cupcakes (recipe for cupcakes coming soon as well :D) which were frosted with the homemade butter cream frosting inspired by Sally’s bake blog.

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Its so easy to make buttercream frosting at home and it will turn your simple muffin to a pretty looking cupcake in just a few steps. This Fackelmann Piping bag comes with six nozzle tips and of course its re-usable. It definitely made the frosting process so much easier and it was so much fun to decorate simple looking muffins with creamy frosting and sprinkles.

To frost the cupcake, start from the middle of the cupcake and move the piping bag in circular motion towards the outside. We double frosted them by bringing the piping bag again towards the centre of the cupcake as shown below. Click here for the video.

 

One very important thing that needs to be taken care of while making this frosting is to use very soft butter. Take the butter out of the fridge already an hour or so in advance and let it come to room temperature before you beat it with the electric mixer. You simply cream the butter and then add cocoa, sugar, vanilla, cream and milk and then give it a good mix followed by beating the mixture again until the frosting is really fluffed up and ready. Here is the step by step recipe and click here to watch the video on our Youtube Channel

Chocolate buttercream frosting

By Sheenam and Muskaan November-29-2017

Creamy chocolate buttercream frosting to top your cupcakes and cakes.

Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins

Yield: Total 10-11 medium sized muffins can be frosted with this

Ingredients

  • 100 grams soft unsalted butter
  • 130 grams powdered sugar
  • 24 grams cocoa powder
  • 20 ml milk
  • 10 ml heavy cream
  • one teaspoon vanilla essence

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, beat the soft butter with a hand mixer on medium speed for about one minute until its very creamy.
  2. Add the cocoa powder, powdered sugar, milk and cream and mix well with a spatula. Now beat this mixture on medium speed for one minute and then on high speed for another one minute. Add some more milk (if needed) in case your frosting is too thick and then beat again.
  3. Transfer the frosting to the piping bag and frost your cupcakes or cake and serve.