Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chocolate Cream Tart; Tuesdays With Dorie



This tart, chosen by Kim, of Scrumptious Photography, was luscious. It is perfect for a day that is only 50 degrees, after several 80 degree days that made me feel like summer. It is perfect for a day after your basement is flooded and your grandma, who lives there, is being a nervous-wreck-basket-case (understandably so). It is perfect for a day when your dryer isn't working and you hang laundry out on your new clothesline that you are thrilled to have, only to have it rain non-stop. It is perfect for a day when you are being a nervous-wreck-basket-case with PMS. Today I NEEDED chocolate, and this tart delivers the chocolate. Some of my fellow TWDers expressed the opinion that this may be too chocolately. I really can't wrap my head around such a concept, but they are entitled to their (crazy) opinions. For me, it was exactly the right amount of chocolate.

There are three components to this tart: The crust is dark and crisp, almost bitter. The cream is velvety and rich. And the topping is light and sweet. It is a veritable menage a trois triptych of flavors.



For the recipe, lots of pictures, and even nutrition info, please go to Kim's site. The recipe is on pages 352 and 353 of Baking, from My Home To Yours, by Dorie Greenspan.

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wow, your tart looks delicious! I love the chocolate curls and your photos.

I think that if bad things happen in menage a trois, then good things should happen in deca's, so you should be good for the rest of the day (the first good thing was this recipe, lol)

Middle Aged Woman Blogging said...

Scrumptious looking!! I can almost taste it! Now I have to head into my kitchen and see where I put my chocolate!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

mmm...looks tasty! love the back-and-white contrast your tart has!

Amanda said...

So glad you got to enjoy it, sounds like you really needed it, what a day!

Carmen said...

EEKS sorry about the basement, and the dryer, and everything!! Sunny days ahead, I hope! :)

The tart looks lovely and it was great for a much-needed hit of creamy chocolate goodness.

spike. said...

That's one good looking tart. I had to eat a piece of chocolate after reading your post and starting to feel stressed out for you!

Teanna said...

You've definitely described all three components perfectly! They all look amazing separately, and even better together!

Pamela said...

Wow...sounds like quite a day you had there! I agree about the chocolate...no overload for me!

Tracey said...

Great job! I love the chocolate curls on top of your tart.

Kayte said...

So funny about all your reasons to deserve this tart! Gorgeous...and I want you to show me how to do those chocolate curly things on top...I tried doing something, it failed! Just tossed in on the top and called it a day...it's not like the guys would really pause and admire it anyway...LOL!

TeaLady said...

Beautiful. I loved this tart. And you are right, the three worked beautifully together.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Nothing like chocolate to make a bad day better! Yours looks delicious. Hope eating something that delectable turned your luck around! Cheers!