Sift the flour onto some baking paper and then add it to a food processor.
Add the sugar, and salt and pulse a couple times to mix.
Add about half of the butter and pulse several times.
Then add the rest of the butter and pulse 6 to 8 times until the largest pieces of butter are about the size of large peas.
Sprinkle the mixture with about 2 tablespoons of the ice water (leaving the cubes behind) then pulse again.
Then add more ice water, a tablespoon at a time, pulsing once or twice after each addition until the dough just barely begins to hold together.
You know that the mixture is ready if when you pinch some together with your fingers and it holds together. Be careful with the amount of water you add, too much and the crust will be tough.
Empty the crumbly dough mixture from the food processor onto a clean, dry, floured surface.
Form a mound with the mixture and knead briefly (just a couple of turns). Form into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour (although it can be up to a few days or even frozen at this point).
Once chilled, let the dough sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before rolling.
Roll out the crust on a lightly floured surface to about ¼ inch thick.
Using 4½ cutter, cut out twelve circles and line 12 sections of a tart pan with the circles. The dough should overlap enough to be able to crimp the edges.
Chill in the pan another 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350F/180C
Remove the tart pan from the refrigerator and prick the bottoms with a fork.
Bake the crust for 10 to 15 minutes, then rotate it and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until it is golden brown. Remove the crust from the oven and let it cool while you make the filling.
For the filling:
In a small saucepan or the microwave, heat the cream & butter just until boiling.
Place the chocolate into a In a medium mixing bowl.
When the cream is just boiling, pour it over the chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth.
Fill the tart shells with the chocolate mixture and chill for 4 hours to set.
Dark Chocolate Ganache Tarts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 212Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Vitamin A 555IU11%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.