Chocolate and Peanut Ganache Tartelette

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4 Servings
15 minutes bake time

Chef: Mark Dodson, courtesy of Great British Chefs. This indulgent tarlette has rich chocolate creaminess on a shortcrust base. Perfect to impress the guests.


  • Small check mark in a circle icon 350 g Jus-Rol™ Shortcrust Pastry Block
For the ganache:
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 120 g smooth peanut butter
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 140 g Double cream
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 100 g milk chocolate
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 40 g Dark chocolate
For the praline:
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 35 g sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 40 g unsalted peanuts, lightly roasted
  • Small check mark in a circle icon ice cream, to serve (vanilla or peanut)
Equipment required
  • Tart Tin
  • Bowl
  • Saucepan


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
  2. Roll out the shortcrust pastry to 0.5cm thick and carefully line four 10cm tartelette cases. Cover the pastry with a layer of baking parchment and fill with baking beans or dried rice
  3. Bake blind for 10–15 minutes, until the pastry is lightly golden, then carefully remove the baking beans and paper and return the cases to the oven. Bake for another 5 minutes, or until the pastry is a rich, gold colour and fully cooked
  4. Set aside the cases to cool on a wire rack, then carefully unmould from the tartelette tins
  5. To make the ganache filling, melt together the two chocolates over a bain marie, stirring occasionally until smooth, then remove from the heat
  6. Meanwhile, add the peanut butter and double cream to a pan and bring to the boil, stirring until smooth, then pour into the melted chocolate
  7. Mix well to combine the peanut cream and chocolate mixture, then pour into the pastry cases. Set aside for the ganache to set slightly
  8. For the praline topping, add the sugar to a small pan and place over a medium heat until it reaches a light caramel (without stirring), then add the peanuts and toss to combine in the caramel. Pour out on to a baking tray lined with baking parchment and leave to cool and set
  9. Transfer the cooled praline to a food processor and blitz to a crumb (or chop very finely by hand)
  10. To serve, sprinkle the tops of the tartelettes with the praline crumbs and serve with a scoop of vanilla, or peanut, ice cream