[ Recipe adapted from Omg Chocolate Desserts ]
Phwoar, talk about rich. If you’re looking for some extreme chocolate decadence, this guy is for you.
This one was a thank you gift for my dad, so naturally I stole a piece to keep for myself before taking it over (I had to make sure it wasn’t poisonous, obviously). That one piece lasted me nearly three days. And I don’t mean I managed to avoid eating it for three days because I’m a good girl, I mean it was so rich that I’d eat a piece every couple of hours and then fall into a food coma. It was fabulous.
There’s a brief overview of the recipe with my edits below, but be sure to head on over to Omg Chocolate Desserts for the full chocolatey experience, complete with pictures and birthday stories!
1¼ cups plain flour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
½ cup unsalted butter (cold and cut into cubes)
2-4 tbsp cold water
¾ cup whole milk
¼ cup heavy cream
¼ cup unsalted butter
226g dark chocolate, chopped
1½ cups sugar
¾ cup cocoa powder
¼ cup all-purpose flour
¼ tsp salt
3 egg yolks
1. In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar and salt. Add butter and mix with a fork until it starts to look coarse. Add 1 tbsp of water at the time and continue mixing until a dough forms.
2. Wrap the dough in glad wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate and preheat oven to 175ºC.
3. Remove the dough from refrigerator and roll out on a lightly floured surface into a circle. Transfer the dough to the pie plate and trim excess.
4. In a bowl, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, flour, and salt. In a saucepan combine the milk, cream, butter, and chocolate and stir over a medium-low heat until it become smooth. Allow to cool.
5. Add eggs, egg yolks and chocolate mixture to dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Transfer filling to pie crust in pan. Bake 45 to 50 minutes until the centre is set and the edges start to crack. Cool 10-15 minutes before serving.