Serves 8


Chocolate tart pastry

200g icing sugar

400g butter

3 large eggs

700g plain flour


Chocolate tart filling

200g dark chocolate

100g butter

75g olive oil

70g plain flour

40g cocoa powder

6 eggs

150g caster sugar


Lemon curd icecream

1 litre milk

200ml double cream

60g milk powder

300g lemon juice

325g whole eggs

200g egg yolks

300g caster sugar


Salted caramel popcorn

25g pop corn kernels

50g clarified butter

150g caster sugar

Pinch of coarse sea salt


Other ingredients

Chocolate crumble (optional)




Start by creaming the butter and sugar together till pale, add the eggs and beat till smooth, add the flour and then mix until a smooth dough is formed. Don’t overwork the pastry or it will affect the finished texture, wrap the pastry in cling film and rest in the fridge for 1 hour. Once rested roll out the pastry to 2mm thick and line 8 x 4inch tart moulds and then fill with parchment paper and baking beans and blind bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 12 minutes, remove the baking beans and return to the oven for a further 4 minutes till golden brown. Once cooked allow to cool before trimming any excess pastry with a sharp knife. Keep the cases till ready.


Ice cream

Place the lemon juice, eggs, yolks and sugar in a pan and cook over a medium heat stirring all the time and cook until the mixture thickens and remove just before it reaches the boil, once cooked pass through a fine sieve. In a pan bring the milk, milk powder and double cream to the boil, remove from the heat and whisk in the lemon curd, allow the mix to cool and then churn in an ice cream maker, and store in a plastic container till required.



In a pan place the clarified butter, heat the butter and add the popcorn kernels and continue heating until the kernels begin to pop, place a lid on the pan and remove from the heat and allow the kernels to continue popping.

In a separate pan add the sugar and begin to heat until a dark amber caramel is achieved (be careful not to burn the caramel) then remove from the stove and add the popcorn and stir immediately to coat each piece, add a sprinkle of salt and stir in,  place the coated corn on a piece of greaseproof paper, and allow to cool and the caramel to harden


Chocolate tart filling

Melt the chocolate in a bowl over hot water, add the butter and incorporate, remove the bowl from the heat and add the olive oil and whisk in to emulsify, then add the flour and cocoa powder and mix in thoroughly. In a separate bowl place the eggs and sugar and lightly whisk until pale, fold this into the chocolate mixture and mix together. Pipe the filling into the tart case and place In preheated oven on 170°C for 7 minutes. 


To serve

Place a tart on the plate, add a sprinkle of chocolate crumble (optional) a scoop of the lemon curd ice cream and top with some of the salted caramel popcorn.