White chocolate and raspberry swirl tartlets

White chocolate and raspberry swirl tartlets | A Sweet MuddleWhat is it about raspberries and white chocolate that makes it such a perfect pairing choice?

For me, that sweet tartness of raspberries combined with rich, creamy white chocolate makes it pretty irresistible (in small doses). 

And so it was inevitable that when I came across the recipe for these gorgeous White chocolate and raspberry swirl tartlets, it was only a matter of time before I baked a batch.  The original recipe is thanks again to one of my favourite cookbooks, Ottolenghi: The Cookbook.  I’ve already espoused the virtues of this book here, so today all I will say is if you haven’t got a copy of your own, you should try to get you hands on one.  You won’t be disappointed.

But back to these gorgeous tartlets.  They’re just one of a few different varieties I’ve been baking over the past couple of weeks, and the first batch that I’ve been able to save from being eaten just long enough for me to photograph. 

White chocolate and raspberry swirl tartlets | A Sweet Muddle

If you haven’t had a chance to read my post on sweet pastry, it might be worthwhile to take a look because you’ll need a good sweet pastry recipe when you bake a batch of these gorgeous tartlets. 

Just keep in mind this recipe makes six White chocolate and raspberry swirl tartlets, so you’ll only need about 1/3 of a portion of the pastry to make the pastry cases, but that’s OK because the remainder will store in the fridge for about a week and up to a couple of months in the freezer.  Not that you’ll be waiting that long for your next batch!

White chocolate and raspberry swirl tarts

Yields 6


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Ingredients
  1. Sweet pastry*
  2. 40g raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  3. 6 tsp raspberry jam
  4. 90ml double cream
  5. 180g white chocolate, broken into pieces
  6. 20g unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
For the tartlet cases
  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C and grease 6 tartlet tins**.
  2. On a floured surface, roll out the sweet pastry until it is about 2-3mm thick.
  3. Cut out 6 circles using a pastry cutter (or rim of a suitably sized mug or small bowl) and then transfer to the tarlet tins, gently pressing the pastry into the sides of the tins and trim the edges.
  4. Line each pastry case with a square of scrunched up baking paper and fill with baking beans (or if you don’t have any, lentils or rice should work).
  5. Blind bake the pastry for 25 minutes then remove the paper and beans and return the pastry cases to oven for a further 5-10 minutes (or until golden).
  6. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in pastry tins for 5-10min, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
For the filling
  1. Place the raspberries in a small bowl and crush with a spoon, then pass through a sieve to strain. Discard the seeds and set the raspberry coulis aside.
  2. Add one teaspoon of raspberry jam to the base of each tartlet case and set aside.
  3. Place the cream in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until the cream is just about to boil (small bubbles will start to form around the edges of the pan).
  4. Remove from heat and then add the white chocolate and butter and stir until both have melted and the ganache is nice and smooth.
  5. Pour the ganache into the tartlet cases, filling each case to just below the rim.
  6. Add a small amount of the raspberry coulis to the centre of each tart then use the tip of a skewer to swirl the coulis into the ganache.
  7. Place the tarts in the fridge to set and then remove about half an hour before serving.
Notes
  1. * Refer to the sweet pastry recipe on my blog, or alternatively one of your preference.
  2. **This recipe calls for 6 tartlet tins, approximately 5-7 cm in diameter and about 3 cm deep. I used small muffin tins for mine and they worked well.
Adapted from Ottolenghi: The Cookbook
Adapted from Ottolenghi: The Cookbook
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13 Comments on White chocolate and raspberry swirl tartlets

  1. judi purinton
    08/02/2016 at 8:15 am (2 years ago)

    could you put the ounces and cups and how much cream,what kind of cream?

    Reply
    • Rachel
      08/02/2016 at 7:32 pm (2 years ago)

      Dear Judi, thanks for stopping by. I’ve dedicated a specific page on my blog for conversions for international readers who may use different measurements. You can find it here. As for the cream, the recipe requires Double Cream. Happy baking 🙂

      Reply
  2. Trisha @ The Ham & Cheese Of It
    18/04/2015 at 9:02 am (3 years ago)

    Your photography of this makes me want to go out and make these myself! OMG they look so delicious. My husband love white chocolate and raspberry anything!!! So excited about this recipe.

    Reply
    • Rachel
      18/04/2015 at 6:28 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Trish, thanks so you much for your lovely comment. If you and your husband love chocolate and raspberries you should definitely give this recipe a try. It takes a little time if you’re making your own pastry, but it really is simple and soooo good!

      Reply
  3. Laura@Baking In Pyjamas
    24/11/2014 at 1:46 am (3 years ago)

    I love white chocolate and raspberries together, the swirl looks so pretty. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

    Reply
  4. huntfortheverybest
    21/11/2014 at 12:32 pm (3 years ago)

    i love white chocolate and raspberry. yum!

    Reply
    • Rachel
      21/11/2014 at 7:10 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Dina, so lovely to hear from you! There’s just something irresistible about this combo, isn’t there? It must be getting a little cold on your side of the world by now. I hope you’re keeping well.

      Reply
  5. Paul
    17/11/2014 at 10:10 pm (3 years ago)

    White chocolate and raspberries are such a great combination, these look delicious

    Reply
    • Rachel
      18/11/2014 at 10:27 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Paul, they’re actually really simple to whip up and taste as good as they look!

      Reply
  6. Howie
    17/11/2014 at 8:38 pm (3 years ago)

    They are super pretty! And I love white chocolate. I probably belong to a small minority that eats more white than normal chocolate.

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    • Rachel
      18/11/2014 at 10:26 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Howie 🙂 I’m more of a dark chocolate lover myself but don’t mind the odd square of white chocolate, although I do have a friend who shares your love of white chocolate. These are definitely worth a try if you fancy something a little indulgent.

      Reply
  7. Jolena @TheRubyKitchen
    16/11/2014 at 10:50 pm (3 years ago)

    You can never go wrong with chocolate and raspberries! These are so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    • Rachel
      17/11/2014 at 5:09 pm (3 years ago)

      It’s my pleasure Jolena, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I’m so glad you like the look of them… they taste as good as they look 🙂

      Reply

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