Tartes aux Chocolat – Lina Saad


Here’s a simple and delicious recipe for Tartes Aux Chocolat, by award-winning cook Lina Saad.

With a crumbly pastry base, and decadent dark chocolate, this short and sweet recipe should serve 8.


  • 8 good-quality tarte cases (any supermarkets)
  • 150ml double cream
  • 200g good-quality dark chocolate
  • Ground pistachios for garnish


  1. Into a bain-marie, melt the chocolate and cream together until it is all melted and combined together a mixture.
  2. Pour the chocolate ganache into the tarte cases and let it cool for about 20 minutes, place in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours.
  3. Garnish with some roughly grounded or chopped pistachios and some orange rinds.

lina-saad-ramadan-expressAward-winning food author, Lina Saad, won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2018 for the ‘Best Book in the World’.

Representing the UK, chef Lina’s second cookbook ‘Ramadan Express’ was one of eight shortlisted for the Arab Cuisine category.

This is the second time she’s been awarded the Gourmand accolade after her debut cookbook ‘Land of White: Lebanese Cookery’ also triumphed in 2016.

Born in Sierra Leone, West Africa, Lina left for Lebanon to attend school in Beirut, before moving to London when she was 18 to study for a BA in Hotel Management at Westminster College.

Having previously run the acclaimed Lebanese restaurant Alicia on London’s Warren Street for several years, the mother of two now resides in west London as a full-time author and recipe developer.

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