Baileys chocolate hearts tarts recipe

11 Feb


Baileys chocolate tart

Give me a holiday and I will find an appropriate dessert to bake for it. Christmas? Try my eggnog cookies (seriously, try them – they are amazing – Easter? How about some Easter brownie cookies decorated with mini chocolate eggs –

And for Valentines Day, may I present the most amazing dessert that will melt the heart of the one you love: chocolate heart tarts with Baileys. So smooth. So rich. So delectable. So boozy.

These individual tarts aren’t hard to make but they look seriously impressive on the plate. I skipped the blind baking stage in this recipe and found no ill effect on the finished product. I always blind bake but this pastry just didn’t need it – so score! You’ve just saved yourself some more time.

And the best thing is, you can make the elements up to five days in advance, then put them together an hour or so before serving. So no last minute sweating and swearing in the kitchen while you’re wishing you were cuddling up to your love watching Arrested Development repeats on Netflix (or is that just me?)

I used heart shaped tarts with removable bottoms but don’t rush out and buy them just for this recipe – any tart tin with a removable base will do. Obviously the baking times will change if you use a larger size tin, so start at the suggested time, watch it like a hawk, then add a few minutes until it is just right.


1¼ cups plain flour
¼ cup cocoa, sifted
3 tablespoons caster sugar
115g cold butter, cubed
1 egg yolk
1-2 tablespoons iced water

200g dark chocolate
½ cup pouring cream
3 tablespoons Baileys

Strawberries to decorate

Baileys chocolate tart - The Hungry Mum


In bowl of food processor place flour, cocoa, caster sugar and butter and blitz until the mixture 
resembles crumbs – this should tae around 30 seconds. With motor running Pour in egg yolk and just enough iced water until the dough comes together. Shape the dough into a fat disc, wrap in cling film and place in fridge for at least an hour.

Remove dough, and spray four small non-stick tart tins with removable bases.

Place the dough between two pieces of baking paper and roll out to 1cm thickness. Carefully lift into pans, pushing gently into the crevices and removing any excess dough form the top of the tart tins (use a butter knife for this).

Prick all over with a fork, place in fridge for an hour to firm up, then preheat oven to 180C. Bake tart shells for 12 or so minutes, then allow to cool to room temperature. When cold remove pastry from tins.

Meanwhile, make ganache filling: place chocolate and cream in a small pan and melt over a very low heat, stirring, until melted and combined. Remove from heat and after 15 minutes stir in the Baileys. Cool to room temperature then pour into tart shells, place in fridge for half an hour then serve with strawberries.

Baileys chocolate heart tart



27 Responses to “Baileys chocolate hearts tarts recipe”

  1. lucykharris February 11, 2016 at 9:27 am #

    Looks delicious! I tried to make Bailey’s pancakes earlier this week and it completely failed, but this looks like a winner.

    • The Hungry Mum February 11, 2016 at 9:47 pm #

      Oh no 😦 What a bummer. I am going through a real Baileys phase at the moment – it is a bit too easy to drink so I thought I should bake with it 😉

  2. Sadie's Nest February 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm #


  3. lulu February 11, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

    I’m looking for a Valentine dessert and yours looks like it could fill the bill.

  4. clairneriah February 11, 2016 at 1:58 pm #

    This looks amazing! I would love to have a bite of that

    • The Hungry Mum February 11, 2016 at 9:44 pm #

      ohmygosh – these tarts were mazing! So lush 🙂

      • clairneriah February 12, 2016 at 12:09 am #

        Urgh I’m jealous lol

  5. Clanmother February 11, 2016 at 6:09 pm #

    I was looking forward to what your post would be for St. Valentine’s Day! What a marvelous treat. Thank you for your remarkable posts.

    • The Hungry Mum February 11, 2016 at 9:41 pm #

      Thank you Clanmother 🙂 Hope my post lived up to your expectations x

  6. Anita Kushwaha February 11, 2016 at 9:56 pm #

    Love this! 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum February 11, 2016 at 10:19 pm #

      Happy V Day 😉

      • Anita Kushwaha February 11, 2016 at 10:36 pm #

        Thank you and Happy V Day to you too! No doubt you’ll have great one if these last until then. 😉

  7. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella February 11, 2016 at 10:52 pm #

    Ooh I thought that this was a molten chocolate cake (which I always struggle with). This looks much less nerve wracking but as delicious!

  8. Starr February 11, 2016 at 11:24 pm #

    Looks scrummy! I love boozey chocolate desserts 🙂

  9. hotlyspiced February 12, 2016 at 5:13 am #

    Now I feel I definitely need to rush out and buy some heart-shaped tart tins. These are gorgeous and so good for Valentines Day. Must buy some Baileys to enjoy with these xx

  10. SweetRevelations February 13, 2016 at 1:09 pm #

    Oh yum!!! This looks so divine! Want!

  11. the Painted Apron February 13, 2016 at 1:56 pm #

    Yes please! I love Baileys but never had it in chocolate!

  12. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts February 14, 2016 at 5:53 pm #

    What a beautiful dessert – perfect for Valentine’s Day!

    • The Hungry Mum February 15, 2016 at 1:06 am #

      Thank you! These tarts are one of the best things I have ever baked.

  13. ChgoJohn February 15, 2016 at 4:53 am #

    Booze and chocolate. I love it when a dessert includes 2 of the major food groups. 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum February 15, 2016 at 7:06 am #

      I believe in a balanced diet: booze and anything else 😉

  14. February 15, 2016 at 12:42 pm #

    Love Baileys in recipes, especially with chocolate and just to drink on its own! Individual tarts, huh? I will take two 🙂

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