I promised you a Chocolate Pie and here’s what I conjured up! A Chocolate and Raspberry Pie! Oooh… Ahhh…. (rich chocolate and juicy raspberries are a match made in heaven!)
In most cases I like to promote healthy food and healthy living (blah blah blah) because it’s awesome, but healthy recipes don’t have to be boring and sometimes you can throw a curve ball and have a treat. Life is boring without treats, right?
The great thing about healthy eating is making things yourself and ‘controlling’ what goes into it – i.e. in supermarket bought prepackaged stuff, is sometimes full of weird stuff and packed with sugar, salt, additives, preservatives etc… (you get the drill). So when you make something yourself you know exactly what’s gone into it and you can also make sure the freshest ingredients are part of it too. (This goes for treats too.)
This chocolate tart is pure wonderment. It’s like, so beautiful - if it were a movie star it would be on the red carpet at the Golden Globes wearing an Vivienne Westward gown. And the best thing is that it takes hardly any ingredients and no time at all to prepare. It’s the perfect dessert for dinner parties (not that I’ve had a dinner party for a LONG time.. hmm maybe it’s about time I had one!)
If you use the 70% dark chocolate (instead of the milk chocolate) and fresh from the field raspberries, there’s some goodness in this scrumptious pie for you too.
Serves about 6
150g plain chocolate (if you like rich dark choc use 70% solids or if you want it sweet, use regular milk chocolate)
250g fresh raspberries
100ml double cream (and an extra 100ml left over for serving mixed with 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp vanilla)
1 premade sweet short crust pastry case (I got mine from Tesco for 79p, yes really) but you can make shortcrust pastry yourself, I use Ina Garten’s recipe).
…Chop the chocolate and butter up into squares (makes it quicker to melt).
…Put into a bowl with the cream and put the bowl over s saucepan simmering with boiling water (this will warm the bowl and melt the chocolate) - Stir until just melted.
…Don’t over-stir or over-melt otherwise the chocolate will burn and split.
Take it off the heat when it’s almost all melted and let it rest for 30 mins or so.
…After 30 mins give it a stir again and pour into the pastry case.
…Lay the raspberries neatly around the top. Ahh so pretty!
…Then pop into the fridge to set for a wee while, so that the chocolate sets.
…When it’s ready, slice it up and enjoy with a dollop or whipped double cream (whisked up with 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp vanilla) you’ve got left over.
Simple. Delicious. Not so healthy, but it’s been a rainy dull week, so treat yourself girlfriend!