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Rich Chocolate Tart – Book Review and Giveaway #53

Tarts, Pies & Pastries | 28th October 2014 | By

Rich Chocolate Tarts

For those of you who’ve been watching Lorraine Pascale’s latest cookery series on BBC2, How to be a Better Cook, this new cookbook will come as no surprise. Whether you’ve seen the series or not, Lorraine’s easy style makes this an accessible book for both beginners and those wanting to expand their range of techniques; the more advanced cook may also find it useful for inspiration. She carries us through the recipes with characteristic grace and modesty. The cover states, “100 quick and easy recipes”, a statement that grabbed my attention. Time is at a premium for most of us these days, so any help we can get to enable us to produce tasty and nutritious food that also looks good and is simple to prepare has got to be a good thing.

Published by HarperCollins, with a cover price of £25, this hardback edition of How to be a Better Cook is very similar in style to her last one A Lighter Way to Bake. The recipes are for simple every day food and are not too excessive when it comes to the use of fats and other such “naughty” ingredients. Chocolate tart I hear you cry? Well yes, there is a chapter on desserts, cakes and treats, what cookbook is really complete without one? But even the tart is made with more milk than cream. Similarly her recipes for panna cotta, ice-cream and Bircher muesli use yogurt to replace some or all of the cream associated with these dishes.

This is not a book aimed at vegans and vegetarians and I could wish there was a little more in it for me. However, despite the three chapters devoted to meat and fish, a few recipes caught my eye. Many of the meat dishes can easily be adapted to include vegetarian alternatives and there are chapters for canapés & cocktails, starters, snacks & soups, salads, vegetables & sides which also contain many vegetable dishes. It’s been a long time since I tried making harissa but Lorraine’s recipe has me inspired once again. She is a self-confessed harissa junky and uses it in all sorts of ways. I keep meaning to unearth my slow cooker from the back of the cupboard, but it’s a bit of a faff, so tends to stay put. However, this is about to change as I’m now really keen to make slow cooker lentil, sweet potato and cumin soup with ginger and coriander – I can just imagine how good that tastes.

As a fan of incorporating vegetables into sweet bakes, thus trying to make them a little more nutritious, I was pleased to see a recipe for pumpkin, brown sugar and pecan cake with cream cheese icing and very nice it looked too. Lorraine also incorporates wholemeal flour in some stem ginger and apricot biscotti, an addition which I obviously heartily approve of.

With Halloween and Bonfire Night just a few days away, it’s useful to find that Lorraine has these covered. Ghostly black-eyed meringues, lighter chocolate muffin spiders, s’mores pops and toffee apple slice pops are great fun to make, with or without the children.

The pages are shiny which makes them a little difficult to read in certain light. I also found the  photographs to be rather hard and a bit stark. There are plenty of them in the book and many of them are of Lorraine. As a former model, this is perhaps not surprising, but much as I like Lorraine, I prefer my recipe books to show pictures of the food rather than the author. However, I liked the stylish use of colour running through the book, a picture of something on a green plate for example would be matched by green text on the opposite page. A recipe for chargrilled green bean, sugar snap and courgette salad with poppy seed dressing printed in pink, had pink forks shown in the accompanying photo. You can see what I mean from the recipe excerpt below.

Lorraine gives tips and tricks throughout the book, but also includes a few pages at the end detailing her store cupboard essentials, kitchen equipment essentials, how to look after knives and how best to store food.

Rich Chocolate Tart

As soon as I saw the recipe for Ridiculously Rich Chocolate Tart, I knew that was the one I was going to make for this review. As per usual, I changed things around a little. I had some goat’s butter from St Helen’s Farm that I was keen to try out in the pastry and some goat’s milk in need of using up. I also wanted to give the tart a bit of a salted caramel edge. To do this, I used a pinch of salt and 100g of Cacao Barry caramel milk chocolate and 165g of 72% dark chocolate, which included one of the Seed and Bean bars I reviewed a while back. I also made the pastry with half wholemeal flour and half white.

Apart from faffing around with pastry, which is never my most fun activity in the kitchen, this tart was a breeze to make. If you are in a rush, Lorraine allows for a nice easy get out clause for this stage – buy the pastry. But that’s not my way. The only problem I experienced, other than trying not to eat it before it set, was getting the tart into the oven without spilling the filling. Needless to say, I didn’t achieve this. Lorraine suggests pouring the filling into the tart case once it’s actually on the oven shelf. My oven and kitchen preclude this, so I didn’t quite get the nice clean edges I’d have liked. I also found, I had more pastry and filling than I needed, so I made three 10cm tartlets as well.

The Tarts were sublime. They had a crisp, buttery, flaky pastry which melted in the mouth – not a soggy bottom in sight. The filling was rich and creamy and had the hint of salted caramel I was looking for. It also had a subtle goaty tang which did a good job of reinforcing the robust flavour of the chocolate and added another welcome dimension.

I’m sending the tarts over to Lucy at SuperGolden Bakes for her weekly event #CookBlogShare.

In case you would like to try Lorraine’s recipe out rather than my slightly adapted version, I am taking the unusual step of including an exact copy here for you with kind permission of HarperCollins.

This chocolate tart is so dark and rich, it is just not for kids! There is a little bit of gaffing here what with making the  pastry and all that, but to cut a perfectly acceptable corner, just buy ready-made sweet shortcrust pastry instead to half the making time.

Photography © Maja Smend
125g butter, softened and diced,
plus extra for greasing
100g caster sugar
Pinch of salt (but only if your butter
is unsalted)
250g plain flour, plus extra for
1 egg, at room temperature
100ml single or double cream
250ml whole milk
175g dark chocolate (minimum
70% cocoa solids)
75g milk chocolate
3 eggs
Finely grated zest of 1 large orange
20cm straight-edged tart tin

Grease a 20cm straight-edged tart tin well with a little butter and set aside on a baking sheet. I prefer to make this pastry using a food processor. Put the butter, sugar and salt in the processor and blitz for about 10 seconds. Then add the flour and pulse a few times until everything is nicely mixed up. Tip in the egg and pulse a few times again, scraping the sides of the food processor if need be. Lay a large piece of cling film on the work surface, tip the pastry mix on to it, squidge the pastry together in a ball and then wrap it up in the cling film. Place it in the fridge and leave it to rest for a good hour or hour and a half. To make this the traditional way by hand, tip the flour onto a clean work surface, then make a well in the centre of the flour about 30cm wide. Put the butter and the sugar and salt in the centre of the well (they should not touch the flour at this time). Use your hand to mix the butter, sugar and salt together; it is kind of messy, but great to make it the way it should be made! Then bring in the flour. I use a pastry scraper to flick the flour over the butter and the sugar, and then I kind of chop it together until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Make another well in the centre of the pastry mix and crack the egg into it. Then, using your fingertips, mix it all together; again messy, but I find it kind of fun. Once the mixture is all mixed up and together, wrap the pastry ball in cling film and pop it in the fridge for an hour or hour and a half to rest. The pastry needs to rest to relax the protein strands, which could cause it to be too stretchy when you roll it. This will also help make the pastry more tender. Once the pastry is rested, roll it out on a lightly floured surface to about a 25cm circle, roughly 5mm in thickness. I then put a rolling pin across the centre of the dough and flip half of the pastry over the rolling pin. Pick it up on the rolling pin and lay the pastry over the tart tin before removing the rolling pin. Gently press the pastry down into the tin, making sure that the pastry goes right into the ‘corners’, and then pop it in the fridge for an hour to rest again (rolling it out works the proteins in the pastry again, so it needs to have another rest in the fridge).
Once the pastry has been in the fridge for 40 minutes, turn the oven on to preheat to 200°C, (fan 180°C), 400°F, Gas Mark 6 with the middle shelf at the ready. After the pastry case has had an hour in the fridge and the oven is ready, line it with a  circle of baking parchment slightly larger than the size of the tart case and tip in ceramic baking beans (or you can use dried beans for this, which are cheaper and work really well). Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until crisp, golden and almost cooked through. Meanwhile, to prepare the filling, put the cream and milk in a medium pan and bring it almost to the boil, then immediately remove it from the heat. Snap in the dark and milk chocolates and leave it aside to melt. Once the chocolate has softened and melted, mix it all together and add the eggs and the orange zest. Mix together again and then
set this aside. Remove the pastry case from the oven and leave the oven open to cool down a bit, turning the temperature down to 180°C, (fan 160°C), 350°F, Gas Mark 4. Carefully lift the bean-filled baking parchment from the pastry case.
Once the oven has reached temperature (which will be indicated by the thermostat light coming back on), close the door. Pour the chocolate mix into the pastry case. I like to pour the last bit of filling into the case once it is safely resting on the oven shelf, that way it avoids any spillover. Then very carefully place the pastry case back into the oven for 20–25 minutes.
Once baked, remove from the oven and leave to cool for a bit. Then carefully push the tart out of the tin, remove the base, place on a plate or cake stand and serve.

Recipe taken from How to be a Better Cook by Lorraine Pascale (HarperCollins, £25).

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  1. beautyqueenuk

    28th October 2014 at 9:23 am

    OOh this sounds and looks absolutely divine, not sure mine would turn out so well x

    • Choclette Blogger

      29th October 2014 at 7:55 am

      Thank you, that’s very kind, but I’m sure you could do as well or better.

    • Beryl Drake

      24th November 2014 at 9:00 pm

      Wish I could cook like this

  2. Angie Schneider

    28th October 2014 at 9:30 am

    Your chocolate tart looks luscious and fantastic!

    • Choclette Blogger

      29th October 2014 at 7:56 am

      Thank you Angie – I’m pleased to say there is still quite a bit left 🙂

  3. Gill

    28th October 2014 at 10:01 am

    I love LP’s series!
    Thanks for the chocolate tart recipe!!

  4. Tracey Peach

    28th October 2014 at 11:02 am

    I would love to get my hands on the Chocolate Tart Recipe & now I have! xxx

    • Choclette Blogger

      29th October 2014 at 7:57 am

      Do let me know how you get on if you do make it Tracey.

  5. Miranda Myrabev

    28th October 2014 at 12:44 pm

    The “Tart” looks good and love the adaptation I can not remember the last time I actually stuff to a recipe word for word. I was not familiar with Lorraine as I hardly even watch bbc2 but now I know will google her lol

    • Choclette Blogger

      29th October 2014 at 7:59 am

      Thanks Miranda. The only time I manage to stick to a recipe is if I’m recipe testing and then I have to be really strict with myself 😉

  6. Tracy K Nixon

    28th October 2014 at 2:27 pm

    A chocolate souffle!

  7. Manu

    28th October 2014 at 3:50 pm

    These are so cute!

  8. belleau kitchen

    28th October 2014 at 5:01 pm

    they look lovely although I didn’t enjoy the book I would enjoy these!

  9. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    28th October 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I think I would do anything for a slice of that tart.

  10. Heather Haigh

    28th October 2014 at 7:01 pm

    A really good chocolate mousse recipe that is dairy free.

  11. Kim Neville

    28th October 2014 at 10:19 pm

    A chocolate mousse

  12. Deena Kakaya

    28th October 2014 at 10:50 pm

    They look extremely neat and intense x

    • Choclette Blogger

      29th October 2014 at 8:00 am

      Thanks Deena – they are indeed very rich and thus very satisfying, so a little goes a long way.

  13. Jo Glasspool

    28th October 2014 at 11:42 pm

    The chocolate tart xxx

  14. Anonymous

    29th October 2014 at 6:49 am

    chocolate souffle
    (Spencer Broadley)

  15. Stevie Fairbairn

    29th October 2014 at 7:02 am

    I’d like to master millionaires slice. It may be called a different name in other regions.

  16. frances hopkins

    29th October 2014 at 9:12 am

    The chocolate tart x

  17. Jacqueline Meldrum

    29th October 2014 at 10:18 am

    Oh yummy! Adding it to The Food Blog Diary as we speak!

    • Choclette Blogger

      29th October 2014 at 8:43 pm

      Oh thanks Jac. Forgot to let you know about it – again!

  18. winnie

    29th October 2014 at 1:10 pm

    chocolate souffle 🙂

  19. Kate Glutenfreealchemist

    29th October 2014 at 2:53 pm

    I love a good chocolate tart and this one looks yum. But as I have already mastered that, I would like to source a good, creamy dark chocolate panna cotta recipe….. Yum yum!

    • Choclette Blogger

      29th October 2014 at 8:44 pm

      Haha Kate, that’s one I’m looking out for too – only it needs to be a vegetarian one.

  20. chickie717

    29th October 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Sounds yummy delicious! Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. GG

    29th October 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I love Lorraine Pascale’s books and TV shows. She has an easy air about her on TV and her recipes are very tempting. GG

    • Choclette Blogger

      29th October 2014 at 8:42 pm

      Yes, she seems very natural some how GG. These tarts are most definitely delicious 😉

  22. Baking Addict

    29th October 2014 at 10:02 pm

    This looks like a seriously good chocolate tart. I love dark chocolate so this is right up my alley. I would like a good chocolate fondant recipe as I’ve been trying to find the perfect one.

    • Choclette Blogger

      30th October 2014 at 8:59 am

      Thanks Ros. I had a brilliant chocolate fondant recipe that worked every time, but I’ve foolishly managed to mislay it!

  23. Angela Moore

    30th October 2014 at 8:15 pm

    A good chocolate mouse recipe.

    Your choc tarts look super, I once made one on a baking course it was white chic filling with a chocolate pastry.

    Angela – Garden Tea Cakes and Me

    • Choclette Blogger

      13th November 2014 at 6:57 pm

      Thanks Angela. A white chocolate tart is now being added to my list 😉

  24. Ruby Qiu

    31st October 2014 at 6:55 am

    Thanks for sharing.

  25. Fiver Feeds

    31st October 2014 at 11:33 am

    I was thinking what chocolate dessert to make during weekend and this tart seems like a perfect choice!

  26. Bex Smith

    1st November 2014 at 12:43 pm

    chocolate souffle

  27. Felicity Smith

    3rd November 2014 at 12:18 pm

    the Chocolate Tart Recipe for me

  28. Sandhya Hariharan

    4th November 2014 at 9:11 am

    I love Lorraine Pascal. Some of her recipes have made me a better cook. I would love to get my hands on Chocolate Brownies.

  29. Natalie Crossan

    5th November 2014 at 1:43 am

    chocolate souffle xx

  30. katie skeoch

    9th November 2014 at 11:27 pm

    The chocolate tart recipe looks scrumptious!! I am on the lookout for some chocolate Christmas pudding recipes to try xx

  31. Louise Sims

    10th November 2014 at 10:16 pm

    a good chocolate brownie recipe would be fab.

  32. Fran Roberts

    11th November 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Sounds absolutely delicious! I will have to see if I can make a gluten free version!

  33. Adam Moliver

    12th November 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Can’ be too rich or too chocolatey

  34. Adam Moliver

    12th November 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Can’t be too rich nor too chocolate

  35. Caro Walker

    15th November 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I’d love to get my hands on a foolproof chocolate fondant puddings recipe

  36. maxine partridge

    17th November 2014 at 1:38 pm

    all of them!!!

  37. Sbax

    19th November 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Looks delish!

  38. mellysocks

    20th November 2014 at 3:03 pm

    A rich chocolate mousse.

  39. debbie nichols

    20th November 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Chocolate self saucing cake

  40. Rick Carr

    20th November 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Chocolate Tart please

  41. Elizabeth Cooper

    20th November 2014 at 3:51 pm

    The chocolate tart looks divine! I’m going to use the recipe on the weekend for me and my husbands night off from the little one. Might just have to sit in front of the tv and eat it all! ;P

  42. laura banks

    20th November 2014 at 3:53 pm

    the chocolat tart

  43. peter campbell

    20th November 2014 at 4:04 pm

    chocolate mousse

  44. emma falvi

    20th November 2014 at 4:10 pm

    A chocolate souffle

  45. maddogs

    20th November 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Somebody at work said they’d had chocolate sorbet so I’d like to find a recipe for that.

  46. sarah rees

    20th November 2014 at 4:26 pm

    the chocolate tart

  47. maci234

    20th November 2014 at 4:50 pm

    The chocolate tart

  48. greenen

    20th November 2014 at 4:56 pm

    chocolate tart looks amazing!

  49. Anonymous

    20th November 2014 at 5:49 pm

    chocolate tart look delish
    dorothy cavender

  50. Tracey Parker

    20th November 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Chocolate tart

  51. laura stewart

    20th November 2014 at 6:37 pm

    i like the chocolate tart recipe!!

  52. Fifty

    20th November 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I am not a huge baker only just getting into it more! I would like to be able to make the richest brownies ever!

  53. Stacey

    20th November 2014 at 7:50 pm

    The chocolate tart looks amazing!

  54. Sarah Archibald

    20th November 2014 at 8:36 pm

    This chocolate tart looks delicious. Wow. I’d love to master any chocolate recipe other than variations of slow cooker fudge, they are my limit, tasty though, so I can’t complain too much!

  55. Sarah JG

    20th November 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Chocolate tart yum yum

  56. Jo Hutchings

    20th November 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I’d love a good recipe for chocolate mousse.

  57. jumpingmuffin

    20th November 2014 at 8:55 pm

    A chocolate souffle sounds lovely

  58. MrsE

    20th November 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Chocolate fudge cake

  59. Anonymous

    20th November 2014 at 9:08 pm

    As I love chocolate, any chocolate recipe or all chocolate recipes. The recipe given above for chocolate tart looks nice.

    Rachel Craig

  60. Hannah Igoe

    20th November 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Chocolate fondant cake

  61. Angie Hoggett

    20th November 2014 at 10:18 pm

    chocolate fudge cake

  62. Hannah Lord

    20th November 2014 at 10:55 pm

    The tart looks fab, I also like the idea of the childrens halloween recipes they sould delicious for adults too!

  63. Tracy

    20th November 2014 at 11:08 pm

    I’d love to try the Chocolate Tart recipe. Something I’ve always wanted to try to make.

  64. Stewart Osborn

    21st November 2014 at 7:57 am

    Chocolate Tart x

  65. Simon

    21st November 2014 at 8:34 am

    A really light chocolate moose

  66. Simon

    21st November 2014 at 8:37 am

    Really light chocolate moose

  67. stefd159

    21st November 2014 at 11:11 am

    A good gluten free chocolate cake

  68. Gemma Nisbet

    21st November 2014 at 12:33 pm

    A chocolate souffle please.

  69. Charles Fletcher

    21st November 2014 at 3:30 pm

    The chocolate tart.

  70. Hannah Ingham

    21st November 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Chocolate Tart! 🙂

  71. Amy

    21st November 2014 at 4:14 pm

    A chocolate souffle! Thanks for the giveaway – great prize!

  72. Natalie Roberts

    21st November 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Chocolate brownie recipe would be great.

  73. Severe Rambler

    21st November 2014 at 9:19 pm

    I’d love to try the panna cotta recipe

  74. thrlrds2007

    21st November 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Chocolate Brownies

  75. David Zipfell

    22nd November 2014 at 7:59 am

    Rich chocolate mousse pots, never been able to find the chocolate pots!!

  76. agwyn67

    22nd November 2014 at 9:00 am

    A chocolate souffle,mmmmm

  77. Anonymous

    22nd November 2014 at 10:27 am

    Chocolate brownies are my fave _ @timscomps

  78. caroline Jones

    22nd November 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Oooh the chocolate tart

  79. Hekna

    22nd November 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Mmmmm…the chocolate tart 🙂

  80. Anonymous

    22nd November 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Chocolate Yule Log
    Stephen Little

  81. Paul Meulen

    22nd November 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Chocolate Brownies

  82. ann clements

    22nd November 2014 at 5:00 pm

    The chocolate tart – yummie

  83. Tania Atfield

    22nd November 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Chocolate soufflé please

  84. Sandra Cloud

    22nd November 2014 at 10:24 pm

    The chocolate tart

  85. PlastigFfantastig

    23rd November 2014 at 3:29 am

    chocolate mousse

  86. Pam Francis Gregory

    23rd November 2014 at 7:27 am

    I love chocolate cornflake cakes

  87. Laura Marshall

    23rd November 2014 at 9:37 am

    I’d love to learn how to make a salted caramel chocolate melt-in-the-middle pudding!

  88. Big Bird

    23rd November 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Cakes with white chocolate

  89. karen

    23rd November 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Chocolate Bownie

  90. Victoria Savill

    23rd November 2014 at 5:23 pm

    A calorie-free Millionaires Shortbread!

  91. olivia280177

    23rd November 2014 at 6:35 pm

    a chocolate and pecan tart that I once had on a trip into Stamford

  92. Debbie Burfoot

    23rd November 2014 at 8:22 pm

    mmmm chocolate brownies yum yum

  93. sheridarby

    23rd November 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Chocolate Souffle

  94. Lyndsey Beckford

    23rd November 2014 at 11:59 pm

    I would love a good chocolate brownie recipe

  95. leila Benhamida

    24th November 2014 at 1:17 am

    Chocolate tart. Sounds delicious.

  96. Nicola Holland

    24th November 2014 at 7:59 am

    Chocolate Mousse sounds scrummy 🙂

  97. Garry

    24th November 2014 at 8:30 am

    Chocolate Brownies for me

  98. sam cornford

    24th November 2014 at 9:23 am

    Chocolate tart sounds wonderful.m

  99. Amanda Longman

    24th November 2014 at 9:55 am

    Chocloate Tart looks delicious- can’t wait to try the recipe myself!

  100. Sheila Reeves

    24th November 2014 at 10:03 am

    I’d like to get my hands on the slow cooker lentil, sweet potato and cumin soup with ginger and coriander that you mention in your post – that sounds delicious – and could follow that up with a slice of the chocolate tart 🙂

  101. Kim M

    24th November 2014 at 12:00 pm

    The perfect chocolate brownie

  102. Jen B

    24th November 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Chocolate Tart

  103. Kirsty Greer

    24th November 2014 at 2:03 pm

    choc brownies yum xx

  104. Karen Louise Wright

    24th November 2014 at 2:36 pm

    The chocolate tart x

  105. Janine Atkin

    24th November 2014 at 2:37 pm

    choclate fudge cake

  106. Lucy Locket

    24th November 2014 at 4:04 pm

    definitely chocolate tart as i love chocolate and i love pastry!

  107. Jodie Clark

    24th November 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Perfect for a chocoholic 🙂

  108. Daphne

    24th November 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Chocolate fondant

  109. Caroline Hooper

    24th November 2014 at 5:31 pm

    The chocolate tart looks amazing!

  110. Natalie White

    24th November 2014 at 6:23 pm

    I’d love a chocolate yule log recipe for Xmas 🙂

  111. Kath Jones

    24th November 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Wow can’t wait to try most of these 😀

  112. Anonymous

    24th November 2014 at 7:04 pm

    the chocolate tart fab giveaway
    lisa ann tebbutt

  113. Michelle Rayner

    24th November 2014 at 7:13 pm

    The perfect brownies

  114. Kim Styles

    24th November 2014 at 7:22 pm

    I love Chocolate fondant- very hard to make but scrumptious

  115. Irene Gilmour

    24th November 2014 at 7:28 pm

    chocolate tart Mmmmm

  116. Laura Vitty

    24th November 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I’m really into making different kinds of chocolate mousse at the minute, just got a new magi mix so I’m putting it through it’s paces 🙂

  117. Daisy Craydon

    24th November 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Chocolate Yule log.

  118. Angela Paull

    24th November 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I’d love to try a Chocolate Fondant 🙂

  119. Emily Hankins

    24th November 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Chocolate fudge cake

  120. Laura Whittle

    24th November 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Slow cooker lentil, sweet potato and cumin soup with ginger and coriander – I love hearty spiced soups when the weather starts getting cold x

  121. LEE HARDY

    24th November 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Like the chocolate tart

  122. Ami tobbell

    24th November 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Chocolate tart looks amazing 😍

  123. Chris Fletcher

    24th November 2014 at 8:52 pm

    The Chilli, Chestnut & Chocolate Cake sounds good too, though I really like the tart!

  124. Anonymous

    24th November 2014 at 8:55 pm

    chocolate brownies

  125. Pauline Burroughs

    24th November 2014 at 8:56 pm

    The chocolate tart looks scrummy x

  126. Eleanor Mottram

    24th November 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Easy chocolate souffle

  127. bloomers

    24th November 2014 at 10:37 pm

    The Chocolate Tart

    kirstyjfox AT yahoo DOT com

  128. Samantha Fernley

    24th November 2014 at 10:48 pm

    A chocolate trifle recipe.

  129. Michelle Wild

    24th November 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Chocolate tart.

  130. Michelle Wild

    24th November 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Chocolate tart.

  131. Kirsty Mackay

    25th November 2014 at 6:30 am

    The stem ginger and apricot biscotti sounds delicious.

  132. Anonymous

    25th November 2014 at 6:30 am

    Yule log. My hubby always want’s me to make one each year but they kind of scare me a little so I always seem to not have the time 🙁
    debbie jackson

  133. Gemma Chantler

    25th November 2014 at 7:21 am

    Any of the chocolate based recipes!

  134. Claire Ward

    25th November 2014 at 7:27 am

    The chocolate tart looks yummy

  135. joan hewes

    25th November 2014 at 8:19 am

    Chocolate brownies,mmmmm!Lorraine’s recipes are so very easy to follow,her books are the perfect gift.

  136. tfett

    25th November 2014 at 8:22 am

    The Ridiculously Rich Chocolate Tart looks delicious and id want to make it

  137. Emi nastaly-howard

    25th November 2014 at 9:21 am

    chocolate tart 😀

  138. kate s-b

    25th November 2014 at 10:12 am

    choccie suffl’e yum
    kate sabin-burns

  139. Lyndsey Beckford

    25th November 2014 at 10:12 am

    A good chocolate brownie recipe

  140. Catherine Gregory

    25th November 2014 at 11:16 am

    Something with Nutella in as I am a little obsessed by Nutella lol

  141. Kirsty Woods

    25th November 2014 at 11:31 am

    The chocolate tart looks great

  142. Jules Naybur

    25th November 2014 at 11:45 am

    Wow, fab looking tart, I’m naff at soufflés so would love to give the chocolate soufflé a go

  143. Anna K

    25th November 2014 at 12:35 pm

    A yummy chocolate mousse recipe

  144. samantha_ripley

    25th November 2014 at 12:59 pm

    chocolate cheesecake

  145. Caroline Kelly

    25th November 2014 at 1:41 pm

    chocolate tart looks amazing!

  146. Zoe R

    25th November 2014 at 2:11 pm

    got to be the fudgiest chocolate brownie recipe I just cant seem to get them right.

  147. Faith J

    25th November 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Chocolate anything is good! lol.
    But the chocolate tart looks so good.

  148. aaron milne

    25th November 2014 at 4:15 pm

    chocolate mouse recipe.

  149. margaret barlow

    25th November 2014 at 5:09 pm

    the tart looks yummy,

  150. Katie Walden

    25th November 2014 at 5:17 pm

    ooo would love to make the chocolate tart!

  151. Belinda Matthews

    25th November 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Yummy chocolate tart

  152. Allan Fullarton

    25th November 2014 at 6:38 pm

    These look great!

  153. Mandy or Dan Grose or Lambourne

    25th November 2014 at 6:53 pm

    The chocolate tart

  154. Mandy or Dan Grose or Lambourne

    25th November 2014 at 6:54 pm

    The chocolate tart

  155. Twiddle Dee

    25th November 2014 at 8:08 pm

    chocolate souffle, as the last one I made was like a rubbery tongue lol 🙂 Natalie Gillham

  156. pinkcherry

    25th November 2014 at 8:22 pm

    chocolate yule log

  157. Rachel

    25th November 2014 at 8:23 pm

    A perfect chocolate brownie recipe squidgy but not too much

  158. Denielle Nicol

    25th November 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Chocolate soufflé


    25th November 2014 at 9:23 pm

    definitely the chocolate tart

  160. Joy

    25th November 2014 at 9:59 pm

    I was watching Lorraine earlier on good food channel, I do like her, she is so relaxed and I think that makes a good bake.
    Hmm. If I could have any chocolate recipe, it would be a decadent vegan gluten free chocolate fudge cake. From her book I’m a sucker for the tart you’ve made so I would do that.
    Finding it hard to go completely vegan which is why I follow so many blogs and chefs. But I do love my baking and chocolate. It’s HARD! Ha ha x

  161. jackier333

    25th November 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Chocolate souffle


    25th November 2014 at 10:35 pm

    the chocolate tart 🙂

  163. Val

    25th November 2014 at 10:35 pm

    A really nice chocolate mousse – mine are always too heavy.

  164. lia sturman

    25th November 2014 at 10:56 pm

    chocolate mousse recipe

  165. dean weller

    25th November 2014 at 11:04 pm


  166. Lucie Plant

    25th November 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing the recipe, planning to try it tomorrow on my day off 🙂


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