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Recipe: Chocolate and ginger tart

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What you'll need

200g plain dark chocolate (85% cocoa solids), broken into small pieces

2 large eggs

50g caster sugar

2 pieces of stem ginger in syrup, finely chopped

100ml double cream

20cm shop-bought sweet pastry case

Cocoa powder, for dusting

Vanilla ice cream or crème fraîche, to serve (optional)

Serves 6-8

Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of gently simmering water, stirring occasionally, then leave to cool slightly. Place the eggs and sugar in a bowl and beat with a handheld electric whisk until pale and fluffy. Whisk in the melted chocolate until well combined, then stir in the stem ginger and cream.

Place the pastry case on a baking sheet. Pour in the chocolate mixture and spread the top level. Place in a preheated oven, 160°C/gas 3/325°F, for about 10–12 minutes or until just set. The mixture should be slightly wobbly in the centre, but will continue to set on cooling.

Dust with cocoa powder. Serve warm or cold with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or crème frâiche, if using.

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