Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Recipes

The Bake Off Bake Along: Week 9 (Chocolate)

I can’t believe that semi-finals week has come and gone and that I only have one back left to do this year. It’s really, really flown by! And I’m extremely happy with the top three bakers going into the finale. I think they are some of the most talented bakers that have ever been on the program. 

This week was chocolate week and there was nothing NOT to love. I could have happily eaten any of this weeks challenges. However, the showstopper (chocolate sculpture) would have been a bit too expensive and excessive to make, and whilst I would have loved to have a go at the technical (chocolate souffle), I knew the souffle probably wouldn’t survive all the time and jostling that it takes to do photos for this post.

 So chocolate pastry it was!  presenting my tart

Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart
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6055 calories
425 g
1191 g
449 g
115 g
224 g
1356 g
781 g
165 g
5 g
193 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1356g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 6055
Calories from Fat 3914
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 449g
691%
Saturated Fat 224g
1120%
Trans Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 46g
Monounsaturated Fat 147g
Cholesterol 1191mg
397%
Sodium 781mg
33%
Total Carbohydrates 425g
142%
Dietary Fiber 38g
153%
Sugars 165g
Protein 115g
Vitamin A
196%
Vitamin C
5%
Calcium
69%
Iron
119%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
(For the pastry)
  1. 250g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  2. 2 tablespoons icing sugar
  3. 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  4. 140g unsalted butter, cut in cubes
  5. 2 medium free-range egg yolks
  6. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
(For the filling)
  1. 3/4 cup of creamy peanut butter (190 g)
  2. 115 g of cream cheese, at room temperature
  3. 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  4. 3 tablespoons of milk
  5. 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, sifted
  6. 2/3 cup of heavy whipping cream, very cold
(For the chocolate ganache)
  1. 1/2 cup heavy cream (115 g)
  2. 3/4 cup dark chocolate (130 g)
  3. crushed peanuts to finish
Instructions
  1. Start by preheating your oven to 180 C and lightly greasing your tart pan.
  2. Sift your flour, icing sugar and cocoa powder into a large bowl. Rub all the butter in with your fingertips. (It will resemble breadcrumbs at this stage.) Then add in your eggs, lemon juice, and two tablespoons of cold water (or a bit more if that hasn't quite brought the dough together). Wrap your dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  3. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and then place in your tart pan, pressing in place gently. Prick the bottom of your tart lightly with a fork and then place a piece of baking parchment on top of your tart and fill it with baking beans and bake your tart crust for 25 minutes. Then remove your beans and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Finally, set your tart aside to cool.
  4. To prepare your mousse, place the peanut butter, cream cheese, vanilla and milk into a large mixing bowl. Beat it with a mixer until smooth and fluffy. Add your powdered sugar. Beat until smooth and then set it aside.
  5. Place whipping cream into a separate mixing bowl. Beat until the whipped cream holds stiff peaks.
  6. Working in four batches, gently fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture to form a light, airy mousse. Scrape the mousse into a piping bag with a large round tip. Place the mousse into the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour before piping into your tart.
  7. Then make your ganache. In a medium saucepan, bring the cream to a simmer, remove from the heat. Add the chocolate to the cream and let sit for 5 minutes. Slowly stir the heavy cream and chocolate until they come together and form a shiny ganache. Let it cool. You want the ganache to be pourable but not too warm that it will melt the mousse. Spread it over the mousse and refrigerate until set. Sprinkle with crushed peanuts and serve.
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calories
6055
fat
449g
protein
115g
carbs
425g
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Hopefully, I’ll be up for one last challenge next week! 

Our favourites from last week’s patisserie challenge were Angela’s delicious sounding lemon posset with raspberry, and apple crumble and custard cream horns; Hannah’s insanely intricate mokatines (that she was way too hard on herself about); and Ashlyn’s deserves an engineering degree for her religieuse a l’ancienne. Congrats ladies! 

patisserie winners

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  • Yum! Chocolate and peanut butter together is pretty much my favourite combination. This looks amazing! I really need to catch up on GGBO – I’m too far behind! xxx

  • Hannah

    Aw, you guys! Thanks so much! I really don’t feel like I deserved this win but I am completely delighted you liked the mokatines better than I did.

    Amanda, this looks amaaaaazing. Chocolate and peanut butter are surely the foods of the gods. Well done you! xx

    • You totally deserved a win – this is what I mean about you being to hard on yourself πŸ˜‰ They were beautiful, even if they were a pain to do! x

  • omg ! looks so yummy ! Totally my type of cake, thanks for sharing:)

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  • Chocolate and peanut butter, you can’t go wrong with that combination!

    • I’m not Sam had ever really had chocolate and peanut butter before me and I’ve changed his world with it- it’s his favourite now. Long live peanut butter! x

  • Yeah, pretty much what Kiki said ;)) Loooove that peanut butter. Looks delicious as usual! I think this week has been one of my favorite bakes of the whole thing. Probably because of chocolate crust… a new revelation for me, hah.

    • This was my first time making a chocolate pastry crust, and now I wonder why I’ve ever made plain ones! πŸ™‚ x

  • Angela Entwistle

    Your chocolate and peanut butter tart looks insanely delicious! Mmmm!
    Thank you sooo much too for including my cream horns in your round up πŸ™‚ Happy Bunny πŸ™‚
    Angela x

  • PB and chocolate are my favourite combination. I think I may give this tart a try for this weekend’s family celebrations.

    • Sam brought some in to work with him and was temporarily the most popular man at the office πŸ˜‰ x

  • Absolutely delicious! I LOVE peanut butter chocolate combo, good choice on the tart (even though I say so myself too πŸ˜‰ ) Alice xx

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  • looks amazing!!!

  • Mmm delish! Did you have people to help you eat it? Must invest in a tart dish! x

  • Chocolate for the win!

  • Drooling right now!

  • It looks DIVINE! That chocolate pastry looks perfect. πŸ™‚

  • Kat Buckley

    Your chocolate tart looks so good! The pastry is really neat and the decoration is so simple, yet effective!

  • oh man, this looks incredible! I think English people need to get more on board with the peanut butter chocolate combination because you don’t find it many places here!

    • Yes, yes, yes I totally agree! I’ve gotten really hooked on Reese’s Nutrageous bars lately (a dirty habit πŸ˜‰ ) xx