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Mocha Tonic Brûlée Tarts

This recipe is made using a tonic syrup. Made in Melbourne, kȯ-fē tonic syrup’s main ingredients are cinchona bark, locally-grown citrus and Padre’s Seasonal Espresso Blend with notes of malt, toffee and roasted almond, using single origin coffees from worldly locations including Colombia and India. It adds an incredible flavour to any recipe.


30 min + 3 hrs Cooking Time, Serves 4

  • 1 packed chocolate stuffed Oreos

  • 50g butter, melted

  • 300g double thick cream

  • 1 heaped tsp instant coffee

  • 2 tsp Ko-Fe Tonic Syrup*

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 500g raw sugar + extra

*If you are unable to get the syrup you can instead use 1 1/2 tsp of instant coffee


  1. In a food processor, blitz the Oreos until they become a fine crumb. Add in the melted butter and pulse until just combined.

  2. Place the mixture into 4 mini fluted tart moulds and press into the bottom and sides. Place in the fridge to set.

  3. In a double boiler, heat cream and instant coffee until dissolved. Add the Ko-Fe Tonic Syrup, mix until incorporated and set aside to cool slightly.

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved. Slowly pour in the warm cream, continuously whisking, until fully combined. Place the bowl back over the sauce pan, making sure the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl.

  5. Whisk the egg and cream mixture continuously until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. This should take around 10 minutes.

  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared tart cases and return to the fridge to set for 3 hours, or overnight.

  7. Once set and just before serving, sprinkle with raw sugar and brulee with a blow torch.

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