How to Make Nigella Lawson’s Salted Chocolate Tart (Video)

nigella lawson salted chocolate tart

Of course, when a chef says a recipe is ‘easy’ to make, I take it with a pinch of salt. After all, what is easy to a chef usually isn’t easy to me. Nigella Lawson, however, often creates dishes from recipes that are incredibly easy to follow. Case in point, Nigella Lawson’s Salted Chocolate Tart recipe.

It’s a recipe she made on the latest episode of her new BBC 2 TV series ‘Simply Nigella‘, (Episode 4) and, while this chocolate extravaganza looks as decadent as decadent can be and, yes, is loaded with fat and calories, it has still gone on my ‘must make for Christmas’ list as it looks incredibly delicious. Watch Nigella make it, and I’ll bet it will soon be on yours.

For Nigella Lawson’s Salted Chocolate Tart recipe, you will need:


For the base

  • 2 x 154g/5½oz packets chocolate cookies, such as Oreos or Bourbons(28 small biscuits in all)

  • 50g/1¾oz dark chocolate (min. 70% cocoa solids)

  • 50g/1¾oz unsalted butter, softened

  • ½ tsp smoked sea salt flakes (see tip section)

For the filling

  • 100g/3½oz dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids)

  • 25g/1oz cornflour

  • 4 tbsp full-fat milk

  • 500ml/18fl oz double cream

  • 50g/1¾oz cocoa powder, sieved

  • 2 tsp instant espresso powder or strong instant coffee powder

  • 75g/2½oz caster sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract

  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¾ tsp smoked sea salt flakes

Then watch the video below to watch the gorgeous Ms. Lawson making her Salted Chocolate Tart step by step. Or, if you prefer to have directions you can print out for future use, you can get them on the BBC 2 website.

As for Nigella Lawson’s ‘Simply Nigella‘, you’ll find it on BBC 2 on Saturdays at 11:30 am. Or, if you miss it, you can watch it on the BBC iPlayer if you’re in the UK or surfing the Internet through a VPN.



Michelle Topham