Tuesday, April 28, 2009

TWD: Chocolate Cream Tart


The Tuesday's with Dorie crowd is on it's last leg of a chocolate triple header this week. Kim of Scrumptious Photography chose the Chocolate Cream Tart for us to enjoy.

There was talk on the TWD site that this dessert might be too much of a good thing, but I decided to make it exactly as written anyway.

I'm glad I did. I thought the chocolate tart shell and the chocolate cream filling were both very good. The tart shell was so flaky and tender, it was a perfect counterpoint to the luscious smooth filling. Not that I could eat a huge piece, but it wasn't really an option with my two 4-inch tarts.

Thanks, Kim, my family (and neighbors) really enjoyed the tart!

For the recipe, please check out of Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking, From my Home to Yours" or check out Kim's blog. OK, see you next week!

P.S. I forgot to mention that I used half bittersweet and half semi-sweet chocolate. I continue to resist being turned into a dark chocolate lover :)

28 comments:

Kara said...

I wound up making the same 4" tarts. Still, they were rich enough that H and I wound up splitting one between us for dessert. Yummy though! I don't think you can ever have too much chocolate! :)

Megan said...

I made a 4" tart too! But meanie that I am, I made the kids split it. I don't think you could ever have too much chocolate!

Snooky doodle said...

oh these look rich and creamy. surely they ll fix a chocolate craving :)

Mary Ann said...

I love you little tart! It is perfect.

Elyse said...

Mmm, I'm with you: there's no such thing as too much chocolate; leave the recipe as is :) Looks delicious!! Makes me want to run into the kitchen to make some right now!

mike said...

Wow - those look fantastic! I also did the 4" tarts - loved the "personal" tart size! Weren't they the best chocolate pies? :) Nicely done!

Marthe said...

I guess we all went mini on this one... I made 4" tarts too! I haven't tasted the cream with the crust but thought the cream was divine!

Amanda said...

I'm sad mine is all gone! LOL Yours looks fabulous!!
I absolutely was in love with this tart too! So creamy and delish. Even better after a day in the fridge MMMMMMMMM

chocolatechic said...

I love that you made mini's out of it.

I added some hazelnut coffee creamer to mine.

Divine.

Jessica said...

It seems like mini was the way to go to end the chocolate madness around TWD. Your tarts look beautiful and I love the way that you dolloped the cream in the middle so that the chocolate could show through.

vibi said...

Hummmm... this looks almost like deja-vu! LOL (I've made tartlets too, and posted a very, very similar shot! lol)

Perhaps, great minds do think alike after all!!! LOL

Lovely, Jacque... simply lovely.

Isabelle said...

on a toutes l'impression qu'on en mange moins quand on fait des tartelettes...c'est pas vrai, on en mange deux fois plus :)
c'est superbement réussi !

Heather said...

Wow, you amaze me! How do you get it all done?

Natashya said...

They look great, I have read a lot of good things about this one.

SiHaN said...

hurrah! no more chocolate for me. think i'm suffering from a minor sore throat. the tart looks lovely! i did mine in 4" as well.

Chris said...

Your tartlets look fabulous! Great job!

Amy said...

It looks heavenly! I loved this too!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Beryl said...

Semisweet, bittersweet, 72%, its all good. There's no such thing as too much chocolate. Nice job!

Grace said...

too much chocolate? how dare they suggest such a thing! great tartlets, jacque. i enjoy the dollop of cream on top. :)

Pamela said...

I made 4 inch tarts, too. Just 2 of them, mainly for damage control! I loved everything about this tart. Just yummy!

Jamie said...

Your tarts look fantastic...I am glad everyone like them!

TeaLady said...

I also made the minis, just 3, and put the rest of the crust mix in the freezer. And they were good. Rich! Velvetty!! Perfect!! And yours looks lovely.

pinkstripes said...

Your tart looks wonderful! I'm glad you liked it.

kimberly salem said...

Your mini tarts look great! :) So glad you all liked the tart!

Kayte said...

Gorgeous...particularly charming and elegant...I would say you have this recipe down cold! Great job, and I love the minis.

Leslie said...

I LOVE your minis! Too much of a good thing? Sign me up for that!

Tracey said...

Your tarts look great! I love my little 4 inch pans but I didn't use them this week. Glad the tart was a hit!

Restu Photography said...

I love chocolate. Your chocolate cream tart looks so yummy. I am going to bake this pretty soon