Chocolate and Strawberry Semolina Tart
Here’s a gorgeous, fluffy chocolate tart with a light semolina filling and a zingy raspberry coulis – a dessert which puts a modern spin on a classic British milk pudding recipe.
This tart makes an elegant but simple dessert, and can be enjoyed both hot and cold. Makes one large tart (11 inch/28cm) or two medium tarts (9 inch/23cm). Any leftover filling makes a light fluffy cake if baked for fifteen minutes.
50g cocoa powder
1 vanilla pod, split in two
1 tbsp freeze-dried raspberry powder
1 tsp agave syrup
1 pint semi skimmed milk
3 eggs (separated into yolks and whites)
1) Prior to baking: remove pastry from the refrigerator and allow to stand for 10 minutes. Preheat your oven to gas mark 6/180°C (200°C for non fan ovens). Grease and line a large flan tin.
2) Line a flan dish with the shortcrust pastry and prick the base all over with a fork. Blind bake with baking beads for ten minutes.
3) Heat the milk on the stove with the xylitol and vanilla pod. Bring mixture to a gentle simmer and leave for 5 minutes.
4) Remove the vanilla pod, add the semolina and cocoa powder. simmer for 10 minutes, ensuring the mixture does not stick to the pan. If the mixture becomes too thick add more milk.
5) Allow the mixture to cool slightly and then add the egg yolks.
6) In the meantime whisk the egg whites with one tablespoon of Xylitol until they are stiff and glossy.
7) Fold the egg white mixture into the semolina. Spread this into the part baked pastry case and bake for 30 mins.
8) To make the raspberry coulis, mix the raspberry powder with the syrup. Add water gradually, mixing thoroughly, until the mixture is of a thick but runny consistency. You can also use coconut sugar instead of the agave.