Five Decadent Chocolate Recipes for Valentine's Day

While it might seem trite to associate chocolate with Valentine's Day, in my eyes that is okay. What isn't there to love about a day that is filled with chocolate?  To inspire you, here are five decadent recipes laced with cocoa. Enjoy!

  Chocolate Ganache Tart with Chocolate Olive Oil Crust , ROSE & IVY Journal ,  see recipe below

Chocolate Ganache Tart with Chocolate Olive Oil Crust, ROSE & IVY Journal , see recipe below

  Double Chocolate Pudding , ROSE & IVY Journal 

Double Chocolate Pudding, ROSE & IVY Journal 

  Chocolate Passionfruit Tart , Dorian Cuisine

CHOCOLATE GANACHE TART WITH CHOCOLATE OLIVE OIL CRUST

For Crust:

2 1/2 cups flour

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons sugar

pinch of salt

2 eggs

4 tablespoons ice water

For Ganache:

14 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

2 cups heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon salt

Maldon sea salt for garnish

To make crust, place flour, olive oil, sugar, salt and eggs in a bowl. Mix together. Slowly add the eggs and water and form into a disk. Place into plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour. Once chilled place dough onto a flouredsurface. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough until it is 1/8 inch thick.  Gently lay onto a tart pan*. Poke holes into the bottom of crust. Bake for 15 minutes until crust is just set. Let cool completely.

For ganache, place heavy cream into a heavy-bottomed sauce pan and place chocolate into a bowl. Bring cream to a simmer. Pour over chocolate and let set for 5 minutes, then whisk together and add salt. Pour into cooled tart shell and refrigerate until set. Let come to room temperature before serving. Sprinkle generously with sea salt.

*Tart pan sizes can vary. This recipe can make one large tart recipe or 4

*Photography & Styling by Alison

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