Chocolate and Nutty Caramel Tart
So long summer! I’m diving straight into the autumn months ahead with this decadent chocolate ganache tart, filled with a smooth, velvety caramel and topped with a crunchy, nutty brittle, which almost got devoured before it made it onto the top!
September is my favourite month of the year. I might be a little bit biased, because September is also my birthday month (yay) - but birthday fun aside; I think September presents the perfect opportunity for a mini new year.
I guess this mentality stems from my childhood, where September meant back to school, and although I always dreaded the end of the summer holidays, September signified a fresh start. The thought of new school shoes, a backpack, and a crisp new pencil case was enough to ease the pain!
September still has this effect on me, even years after I last stepped foot inside a classroom (shudders). We tend to relax and wind down a bit over the summer months, summer holidays take precedence over work and it’s generally a time to catch up and recharge. Come September, everyone fires into action again and - dare I say it - the homestretch to Christmas starts.
More importantly, September marks the start of comfort food season. In the space of a couple of weeks, I’ve gone from thinking about summer fruits and sorbets to toffee apples and spiced puddings. But for now, I'm starting with with this rich, comforting tart...
This recipe is definitely one for die-hard chocolate fans - namely, my boyfriend. It’s dangerously rich and the kind of tart that you’d ask for just a slither of, but would ultimately find yourself going in for seconds... thirds might be pushing it though!