This week, our Fresh Choice Nelson guest blogger, Paula, has some recipe inspiration for your Christmas feast. She has a delicious recipe for Chocolate Orange Tart. Take it away Paula!
With Christmas just around the corner you may have started to think about what will you be serving for your special occasion festive feast. If you are anything like me then Christmas is a time of indulgence! I like to make the most of our beautiful summer Christmas and stick to making nutritional salads packed with fresh vegetables. For a special feast these can be served along with a side of smoked salmon or a glazed baked ham. Be sure to order yours from Fresh Choice Nelson for freshness and quality.
Now for the sweet stuff! For many of us this is where the real Christmas feast indulgence happens. This is a recipe for a beautiful, rich, silky orange and chocolate tart, where one slice will satisfy. It is gluten and grain free and can be made sugar free, by replacing the sugar with sweetener.
Christmas Feast Chocolate and Orange Tart
- 1 1/2 cups of almond meal
- 1/2 cup dessicated coconut
- 2 Tbs of sugar
- 2 Tbs of cocoa
- 75 g melted butter
Mix together and press into a lined tart tin. Bake at 180 degrees until crisp around the edges, then let cool.
- 300 g 90% dark chocolate
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 300 ml of cream
- Zest of 1 orange
- 1 tsp of orange essence
- 50 g butter (cut into cubes)
Warm in a saucepan on the stove until silky and thick. Leave to cool slightly then stir in the butter vigourously until mixed completely through.
Pour into the tart case, then cool and set in the fridge.
Decorate with freeze dried mandarin slices and serve with whipped cream and fresh berries.
Merry Christmas and enjoy your festive feast!