Coffee Tart

Intensely energizing and extremely refreshing, coffee is by far one of the best thing that has happened to humanity over the centuries. Just a smell of coffee can revive your senses and make you completely stress free and even happy. This recipe of coffee tart just does that. It has the goodness of coffee with its rich and intense flavor and even has the little bitterness that comes with an actual cup of freshly brewed coffee. The filling is smooth and creamy coupled with the sweetness and bitterness of rich coffee with a semi crisp biscuit-butter base. It is a no bake tart and its not adulterated with chocolate or any other flavoring, guaranteed to give you your best dose of caffeine on a stressful day!!

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Ingredients:

  • Coffee powder – 3-4 teaspoons
  • Egg yolks – 2
  • Sugar – 1/2 cups
  • corn starch – 1 1/2 tablespoon
  • milk – Lukewarm, slightly less than 3/4 cup
  • Vanilla extract – 1/2 teaspoon
  • gelatin – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Thick Fresh cream – 3-4 teaspoons
  • Digestive biscuits – 1 packet
  • Butter at room temperature – 150g
  • Choco chips/choco flakes/ chocolate shavings

Method:

  1. To make the base, powder the digestive biscuits and blend it well adding the butter until you get a soft mouldable mass.
  2. Grease the bottom of your tart pan with butter and cover it with the powdered biscuit-butter mix. take care to smooth it out evenly using the back of a spoon. Make sure you cover the sides as well leaving enough room in the middle for the filling. Refrigerate this until the filling is ready.
  3. For the filling, first mix sugar with the egg yolks and whisk until it becomes soft and a pale yellow color
  4. Add lukewarm milk to the egg sugar mixture and combine well.
  5. Add cornstarch to the above and mix well.
  6. On a low flame keep stirring the above mixture till it begins to thicken.
  7. After cooling it, add the vanilla extract and coffee powder and mix well.
  8. Fold in the heavy cream and pour it over the biscuit base.
  9. Top it with choco flakes/ choco shaving/choco chip and refrigerate for at least 4 hours

Notes:

  1. Make sure to keep the flame low while heating the mixture and keep stirring otherwise, the mix will get burnt fast and become a lumpy mess. 
  2. I used digestive biscuits for the base, you could try with oreo or even normal baked pie base

 

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