Sift the plain flour, icing sugar, and add the diced butter, egg yolk, and 1tbsp of cold water into a food processor, blitz quickly on the pulse setting until the mixture starts to bind, it shouldn’t take too long at all!
Grease & flour a tart/pie/flan tin.
Roll the pastry mix out onto a lightly floured surface to the thickness of 1-2 £1 coins.
Press the pastry into the tin and trim & neaten the edges. Fill any gaps of the pastry with any excess pastry so its all covered, then refrigerate for 1/2 an hour!
Preheat your oven to 200ºC/180ºC Fan.
Cover the pastry with baking parchment and fill with baking beans/rice.
Bake the pastry ‘Blind’ for 15 minutes.
Remove the parchment and the beans and bake for an extra 5 minutes, or until the pastry is cooked through and turning golden!
Leave to cool in the tin.
Chocolate Filling and Decoration
Pour the caramel (homemade or shop bought) onto the base and spread evenly – you don’t want too much but then again, its completely up to you.
Sprinkle over the sea salt!
Pour the double cream and vanilla bean extract into a small heavy based saucepan and heat gently. Stir occasionally.
In a separate large bowl add the milk and dark chocolates, and unsalted butter.
Once the double cream is just starting to boil, pour the cream over the chocolate/butter mix, and whisk till smooth. If the chocolate doesn't fully melt, microwave the mixture in 10 second bursts till it does.
Pour this on top of the caramel and spread evenly.
Add some caramel popcorn to the edges of the tart, and add some sprinkles and such to give it some definition and let it set into the chocolate filling.
Leave to set in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or even over night if possible.
Once set, carefully remove from the tin. If you want, drizzle over some more caramel and enjoy!
This dessert is also amazing when served with just a drizzle of cream, or a scoop of ice cream!
You can of course use a shop bought pastry, which I can often do as its SO much easier, follow the packet instructions. The timings should still be similar to this recipe.