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Double Chocolate Cherry and Buckwheat Tart
Cherries, cherries, cherries, why oh why are you so addictive? Just can't get enough! We have the sweetest, most delicious cherries from "Goriška Brda" here in Slovenia and they are just such a joy to eat :) We made two delicious desserts so far: Sponge cake with yogurt cream (recipe here on the blog) and this Extra Delicious Double Chocolate Cherry tart with homemade gluten free buckwheat tart crust. You can use any buttery tart crust, but we like the buckwheat version for this one, it adds such a lovely nutty flavor, so we definitely recommend making it. For the filling we combined fresh cherries with white chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla bean: So good! For the topping we made Italian meringue, which adds such a lovely contrast in texture and a lightness that's just amazing. Yum!

Lets get cooking!

ONLY A FEW MOMENTS SPENT IN THE KITCHEN AND YOU WILL HAVE THIS FANTASTIC DISH IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • makes
    1
    tart (35x11 cm or 14 x 4.5 inch)
  • preparation:
    60
    minutes

METHOD

  • Bake the tart crust

    Bake the tart crust in a tart pan (35x11 cm or 14 x 4.5 inch). If you are using our buckwheat tart crust recipe simply follow the recipe on the left.

    Tip
    You can also use a round tart pan (20cm / 8 inches).
  • cherries

    Preheat the oven to 190 °C / 375 °F. Combine the pitted cherries, 1 tablespoon sugar and Kirsch in a small bowl. Set aside.

    Tip
    Save the remaining juice from the cherries for decoration.
  • melt the chocolate

    Place a bowl with white chocolate and half of the butter over a saucepan of simmering water (bain-marie). Melt the white chocolate and butter then remove from the heat and melt the dark chocolate with the remaining butter. Set aside to cool.

  • make the filling

    Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs, the remaining sugar and vanilla seeds into a pale mixture, doubled in volume. Gently fold in the sifted flour and baking powder. Divide the mixture in half. Stir the melted white chocolate into one half and the melted dark chocolate into another half.

  • bake

    Pour the dark chocolate mixture into a baked tart crust, then pour the white chocolate mixture over it. Swirl the colors together. Arrange the drained cherries on top. Bake for 25 minutes at 190 °C / 375 °F. Remove from the oven and cool completely, then decorate. We love to decorate our Cherry Tart with Italian meringue, fresh cherries, sliced almonds and the remaining Kirsch juice. Slice the tart and serve. Enjoy.

  • Italian Meringue (optional)

    To make the Italian meringue add the sugar and water to a saucepan. Once the mixture reaches 121°C / 250°F. While the sugar syrup heats, place the egg whites into a large bowl and set your mixer to medium speed and beat until soft peaks form. With the mixer running on high speed, pour the hot sugar syrup in a thin stream over the soft peak egg whites. Beat until the egg whites are stiff and shiny, for about 2 - 3 minutes. Spoon the meringue on top of the Cherry Tart and toast the peaks using a blowtorch until lovely and golden. Slice the tart and serve. Enjoy.

Double Chocolate Cherry and Buckwheat Tart

Slice of Double Chocolate Cherry and Buckwheat Tart

Double Chocolate Cherry and Buckwheat Tart

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