Chocolate decorations for a chocolate tart

Sophisticated chocaholics will adore Paul Young's chocolate tart confection, eye-catchingly topped with home-made chocolate spirals
By Paul A Young
Chocolate decorations for a chocolate tart
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes plus at least 30 mins setting
  • Effort: medium



  • 200 g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids
  • 100 g liquid glucose
  • 40 ml warm water
  • 1 chocolate tart
  • icing sugar, for dusting


1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl suspended above simmering water to 50°C.

2. Warm the glucose in a saucepan with the water.

3. Add the glucose mixture to the chocolate and mix well until smooth.

4. Place into a plastic food bag to cool and set thoroughly into a paste.

5. Take the chocolate tart and place onto a serving plate or tray.

6. Take pieces of the chocolate paste and knead until soft and pliable.

7. Roll into long thin cone shapes and wrap these shapes around a clean wooden spoon or paintbrush handle which has been oiled with vegetable oil to form spirals.

8. Carefully slide the spirals off the handle and place aside in a cool place for at least 30 minutes to set. If need be, make these 2-3 days before use and store in an airtight container but not in the refrigerator.

9. Place the chocolate spirals on the tart in a stacking fashion and dust with icing sugar.

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