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Friday Food: Mini Choc Bunny Tarts

One Easter Bunny tartHere we are again with Friday Food on Sunday. It was hot today, but we have adjusted a little to The Puppy, and so Friday Food could be undertaken. I was inspired by what I like to call The Sacrificial Bunny Tartlets in this month's Coles Magazine, but things needed to be beaten and baked and crushed, and so I took the idea and made it simpler. I made ganache in the microwave that took just a minute. I made little cups out of Chocolate Ripple biscuits that were softened briefly in the microwave too. Then I filled the cups, unwrapped the Bunnies and Bob's your uncle. I made dark chocolate ganache, but milk and white would be great too, in fact I will definitely make all three for Easter gifts. I am also toying with the idea of using Butternut Snap biscuits, caramel and a thin topping of ganache and then a Bunny. If your Easter is in the Northern Hemisphere, baking the Coles tarts would be great.

Choc tarts with malteaster bunny

I bought Mini MaltEaster Bunnies, there were 16 in a pack and this recipe would easily make 16 little tarts, but I made 12 because that's how many holes the tray has. I am not quite sure what the tray is called, my mum always made Rock cakes in one like this. I searched and it appears the Rest of the World calls it a Mince Pie Tray: there you go. The Mini Bunnies look as if they are having fun at the pool, while the large ones look, well, sacrificial.

 

Mini Choc Bunny Tarts        makes about 16

  • 200g good dark chocolate: or milk or white
  • 1/3 cup (85ml) cream
  • 65g butter
  • 16 Chocolate Ripple Biscuits
  • 16 Mini MaltEaster Bunnies

 

Ganache

Make the ganache by first putting the chocolate, cream and butter into a microwave proof dish. The heat for 30 seconds and stir. Heat for another 30 seconds and stir till smooth. Of course if you have an all-powerful microwave, maybe 15 second bursts. Once the ganache is smooth and shiny set it aside too cool. I didn't put it in the fridge as I read it loses its shine.

Biscuits

Place two Choc Ripple biscuits on a plate, or some baking paper, in the microwave and heat for between 10 and 20 seconds. There are enough in the packet to conduct and experiment. Three at a time was too many, and two for 20 seconds on High worked perfectly for me. If you don't have a microwave, you can heat and soften them in the oven: bake for 2-3 minutes at 180*C.

Soften

The tray is non-stick, and as soon as the biscuit is heated slightly it should be softer in the centre. Place it on top of one of the curved cup holes, and press down with something hemispherical. I used my 20ml metal tablespoon measure, but a soup spoon or an ice-cream scoop would work just as well. The biscuit will quickly cool and hold the curved cup shape.

Make biscuit cups

When the ganache has cooled slightly, fill each cup almost to the brim. These biscuit cups held about 3 teaspoons of the ganache.

Fill biscuit cups

Apply the bunnies as desired.

Apply the bunnies

And the Mini Choc Bunny Tarts are complete.

Bunnies applied

The evening is cooler and so I think I will put these in the cupboard overnight. In warmer climes they probably need to be refrigerated and they won't keep for more than two days. The biscuits will go soggy, and no Bunny wants a soggy bottom.

Easter bunny mini tarts

Comments

Blossom

They look very yummy.
Perhaps I could do a gluten free version?

mrspao

Oooh wow - they look yummy! :)

Cakelaw

Aww, cute. I saw these in the Coles book, and like your ideas for simplifying the recipe.

cathy

Oh my they are soooo cute.

Dennis the Vizsla

hello 2paw its dennis the vizsla dog hay thoze bunneez luk kyoot and delishush!!! but krool krool dada sez i kannot hav enny i think he just wants more for himself!!! ok bye

Linda

Bravo, Hedy is adorable. The Friday food looks yummy. You'very more energy than I can muster as of late. Happy St. Patrick's day.

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