Alexandrina Outback Portuguese Chocolate Tarts

Alexandrina Autumn Recipes Series

This recipe was given to use by Nanna Judy, about a decade ago – when she worked for the Port Augusta School of the Air. This recipe comes from one of the School of the Air (SOTA) cookbooks – Feeling Hungry? If you have someone visiting your home, you best turn on the oven, and whip these up – your visitors will be impressed by these, ultimately the pastry should be short and crisp, and the filling should be smooth and should cut like butter. We always make these once a year around Mother’s Day, it’s a tradition. 

You will need Alexandrina Milk & Alexandrina Pure Jersey Cream for this recipe 


Ground work - 10-15 minutes prep; First Bake 10-15 minutes; Second Bake 10-15 minutes.


For the pastry case crust:

150 gm puff pastry

1 egg yolk

2 tablespoons caster sugar

pinch of cinnamon

pinch of all spice

1 orange, zested


For the filling:

300 ml Alexandrina Pure Jersey Cream

150 gm best quality baking chocolate broken up

50 ml Alexandrina Pure Jersey Full Cream Milk

2 tablespoons caster sugar

pinch of salt

cocoa powder, for dusting



*cut 12 pieces of baking paper to line your moulds


For the pastry case crust:

dust surface of the bench with flour, and roll out the pastry to a bit bigger than 25cm x 25cm

brush with egg yolk and scatter with caster sugar, cinnamon, all spice and zest

roll the pasty up tightly like a swiss roll to make a long sausage shape

with a knife, cut across the sausage into 2.5 cm pieces

take 8-12 pieces aside, and freeze the rest of the pastry for a rainy day

preheat the oven to 200 C

turn all the pieces of pastry swirl-side up and flatten them slightly

dust the surface of the pastry with flour, then roll each piece out into a thin circle (teacup saucer size)

the idea is to pleat, pinch and hug the pastry around a mould,

you can use proper pastry moulds, or glass tumblers, or use an upside-down muffin tin to bake the cases. *a little sheet of baking paper will make removing the pastry from the pastry mould, once they are out of the oven

place the cases on a baking tray, with the pastry at the top, and put into a preheated oven until crisp and golden, for around 10-15 minutes

allow to cool, and carefully remove the pastry cases from around the mould

you may wish to take a tea towel and gently pat the bottoms of each pastry case


For the filling:

place the Alexandrina Pure Jersey Cream, sugar and a pinch of salt in a pan and bring to a simmer

as soon as the mixture is near to boil, remove from the heat, and add the chocolate

stir until it has completely melted, allow the mixture to cool slightly, stirring in the cold milk until smooth and shiny

sometimes the mixture looks like it has split, if this happens allow the mixture to cool down a bit more, and whisk in a little extra cold milk until smooth

divide all the mixture into the cooked pastry shells

gently shake to even the mixture out, and put into a preheated oven until crisp and golden, for around 10-15 minutes. Once cooked allow to cool for 1-2 hours, until the tarts are at room temperature.

CALCIUM HERO OF THE DISH | Alexandrina Pure Jersey Cream

 Alexandrina's Pure Jersey Cream is the kind of cream where you can stand your spoon straight up in the pot, and it is best served straight onto a homemade dessert. This product is completely free of any preservatives, it is simply a fresh double cream. 

51.6 % minimum fat | available in 300 ml tub. 

Champion Cream Winner of the 2004 Australian Grand Dairy Awards.

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Find more Alexandrina Recipes here |  Alexandrina Curd’s & Whey blog 

Our Cook - Along - Together Challenge this Autumn continues with vigour, with the digital team from Alexandrina Cheese Company

You are welcome to tune in to our LIVESTREAM on Wednesday to hear about how this #challenge is going to work. 

Our 6th Recipe of this series is this delicious Alexandrina Outback Portuguese Chocolate Tarts

, it can be found in our Autumn Recipe Series eCookbook download which can be found here ---> Autumn Recipe Series

The link to our Alexandrina Cheese Guide is available here --> Alexandrina Cheese Guide

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Each week the second hashtag will change, stay tuned!


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First published sometime during the early 2000’s – Cooking with Rebekah, and commonly Rebekah handed out little recipes from the Alexandrina Cheese stall at the farmers market.

This blog is not sponsored, we exclusively partner with Alexandrina Cheese Company Pty Ltd. 

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