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Cinnamon Chocolate Tart

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Ingredients
  Flaky pastry 1⁄2 Pound
  Semi-sweet chocolate 2 Ounce
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2 , separated
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Almonds 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), ground, blanched
  Cake crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Plain Variety)
  Salt 1 Pinch
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F
2. Roll the pastry out to fit an 8" flan ring placed on a baking sheet' line the ring with pastry and chill it for fifteen minutes

MAKING
3. Line the pastry with a sheet of parchment paper and fill with dried beans or ceramic pallets; bake it for ten minutes
4. Remove the beans and lining, bake for another five minutes and remove the baking sheet and flan ring
5. Turn the temperature down to 350°F
6. In the top pan of a double boiler, melt the chocolate; make sure the water is hot, not boiling
7. In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy adn add beaten egg yolks into iy, little by little and beating after each small section
8. Beat molten chocolate into the creamed mixture along with cinnamon, almonds and cake crumbs

FINALIZING
9. In another bowl, beat egg whites till stiff, with a pinch of salt, and fold into the creamed mixture
10. Add the filling into th pastry shell and bake fro twenty minutes

SERVING
11. If serving warm, serve with custard sauce or with light cream if cold

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Almond
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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