Ginger & White Chocolate Tart & ‘John Whaite Bakes’ Competition!

Ginger & White Chocolate TartI spied this recipe in the John Whaite Bakes (GBBO 2012 winner) recipe book a while ago and have wanted to make it ever since. Having still not come up with an excuse to make it, today I thought well sod it. I want to eat it. Isn’t that a good enough excuse?!

Here is what you will need to make this simple yet beautiful dessert. (Serves approx 8-10)

  • 400g Gingernut Biscuits
  • 100g Salted Butter
  • 400g White Chocolate
  • 400g Double Cream*
  • 2 Eggs


  • a 10″ loose bottomed flan tin

* FYI 400g of double cream is the same as 400ml.

First things first – preheat your oven to 150°C.

In a food processor, blitz the biscuits along with the butter until you reach a fine crumb/sandy consistency.

Tip the lot into the flan tin and press into the base & sides with the back of a spoon. Pop into the fridge until needed later.

Ginger & White Chocolate TartChop the white chocolate and throw into a large glass bowl.

Gently heat the cream until it starts steaming (right before boiling point) then pour over the chocolate.

Ginger & White Chocolate TartAllow to sit for a minute then, using a whisk, stir the mixture until thick and smooth. Leave to cool for 5 minutes then beat the eggs and mix into the cream.

Ginger & White Chocolate TartSet the prepared base onto a shelf in your oven, then carefully pour the cream filling into it. It’s far easier to do it this way rather than having to move it when full – making it highly likely you will spill some over the edge. (Much like I did!)

Ginger & White Chocolate TartBake for about 35-40 minutes until set. (It will have a slight wobble to it but will feel slightly firm when pressed in the centre.)

Allow to cool completely in the tin before attempting to remove.

Ginger & White Chocolate TartAnd it’s literally as easy as that! Keep this beauty in the fridge until you’re ready to serve with lashings of yet more cream!

In other exciting news, how would you like to get your mitts on a signed copy of John Whaite Bakes?

John Whaite BakesThat’s right. One of you lucky lot will win a copy of John Whaite’s debut recipe book, signed by the man himself!

All you need to do to enter, is leave a comment on this post stating why you should win.

And that’s it!

Competition is open to UK Residents only (sorry everyone else!)

Ends on Sunday 15th December at 2pm. The winner will be announced later than day.

Hope you all enjoyed the post and good luck my lovelies!

Miss KitchenMason


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