Chocolate & Gingerbread Tart Recipe | Christmas Bakes 2023!

Hello lovelies,

Last year, during the festive season I shared a white chocolate and cranberry tart which you guys absolutely loved. So when planning my content for Christmas this year, I knew I wanted to make another tart for you all.

Now, if you know me, you’ll know I LOVE my spices and nothing brings me more joy, than when Christmas comes around and I can whip out the ginger spice again.

It’s one of those spices which makes my heart (and taste buds) very happy, therefore, it was only right I make some kind of tart which incorporates ginger.

And what better combination than pairing ginger with chocolate? It’s just heavenly, right?

I was scrolling through Pinterest one night, when I found the most incredible looking tart recipe which instangly got me inspired. I didn’t even need to see the ingredients to know it was going to be delicious, just the look of the tart alone done that.

The recipe was by an incredible baker called Christina, also known by her blog name ‘addictedtodates’. I believe I’ve shared a recipe by Christina before but this tart, is defiantly my favourite to date.

Now, I’ve not followed Christina’s version completely but regardless, I can’t take full credit for todays recipe! Christina’s Version:

This is a tart not to be missed!

So, if this tar has got your belly rumbling, you know the drill. Keep on scrolling below and you’ll find the recipe for todays bake:

Category: Desert / Sweet Treat

Servings: 8-10

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 12 Minutes

Chill Time: 4 Hours Or Overnight

Decorating Time: 10 Minutes

Overall Time: 4+ Hours

Ingredients You Need For The Ginger Pastry:

  • 150g Of Plain Flour
  • 100g Of Pastry Butter
  • 60g Of Golden Syrup
  • 1tsp Of Ground Ginger
  • 1tsp Of Ground Cinnamon
  • 0.5tsp Of Ground Nutmeg

Ingredients You Need For The Chocolate Ganache Filling:

  • 300ml Of Double Cream
  • 200g Of Milk Chocolate, Chopped Into Small Pieces

Ingredients You Need For Decorating:

  • Box Of Gingerbread Men
  • Christmas Sprinkles

How To Make The Ginger Pastry:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line the base of an 9inch, loose bottomed tart tin, lightly grease the edges of the tart tin with butter and preheat the oven to 200C / 180C Fan / Gas Mark 5.
  • Secondly, add 150g of plain flour, 100g of pastry butter, 60g of golden syrup, 1tsp of ground ginger, 1tsp of ground cinnamon and 0.5tsp of ground nutmeg into a food processor and pulse until the ingredients stick together to form a dough.
  • {TIP: if the dough isn’t sticking together, add a tablespoon of water to get the mixture sticking}
  • Once a dough has formed, turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll to a thickness of a £1 coin, then carefully lift into the tart tin.
  • Press down gently on the bottom and sides and then trim any of the excess pastry.
  • Using a fork, prick holes across the base of the tart.
  • Place the tart into oven and bake for 12 minutes until slightly browned, then remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature.

How To Make The Chocolate Ganache Filling:

  • When the tart base has cooled, it’s time to make the ganache.
  • Place 200g of chopped milk chocolate into a heat proof bowl, then set to one side.
  • In a small saucepan over a medium heat, add 300ml of double cream and bring to a simmer.
  • Once simmering, pour the heated cream over the chocolate and allow to sit for two minutes.
  • At 2 minutes, mix the chocolate and cream together to create a silky smooth ganache.
  • Now that a ganache has been made, pour the ganache into the base of the tart case and place into the fridge to chill for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight to allow the ganache to set properly.

How To Decorate:

That’s your Chocolate & Gingerbread Tart prepared, baked, chilled and decorated, ready for you to enjoy this Christmas.

I do love making a tart and it brings me even more joy when it’s a Christmas tart filled with festive goodness.

This is such a quick & easy tart to make, it requires very little bakery skills and the outcome without a doubt will be delicious – I can promise you that!

Let me know in the comments below if you make this tart yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on it? Do you agree that ginger and chocolate are a match made in paradise?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo


1 Comment

  1. November 23, 2023 / 12:54 pm

    I love gingerbread so this is exactly the type of thing I enjoy. It looks absolutely incredible; perfect for the Christmas table!

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