Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chocolate Cream Tart (TWD)

This is going to be a very abbreviated Tuesdays With Dorie post. The hubs and I are heading up to San Francisco for a few days of R&R, and of course I'm the classic procrastinator running around like a maniac getting ready to leave town.

Chocolate Cream Tart is the TWD recipe this week. This tart consists of a cocoa shortbread crust, chocolate pastry cream, and a slightly sweetened whipped cream. I went small and made two-bite tartlettes. Mini-desserts are starting to become an obsession of mine. Mary & Caitlin--- I know you gals can relate! :)

The crust was formed and baked in a mini muffin pan (yielding 24 mini tarts), and I reduced the oven temp to 350F degrees and baking time to 15 minutes. I had a ton of pastry cream left and would definitely reduce this portion of the recipe in half if I go mini again.

These tarts were FABULOUS!!!

Thanks to Kim of Scrumptious Photography for the great pick this week. Make sure to visit Kim's beautiful blog for this week's recipe --- she is a fabulous baker and photographer!!!

28 comments:

Cristine said...

Those minis are beyond cute!!! Have a great trip!

chocolatechic said...

Your micro-mini tarts look fabulous.

I am so glad that someone had the patience to make them.

Amanda said...

OMG those are awesome! Great photos! I absolutely was in love with this tart too! So creamy and delish. Even better after a day in the fridge MMMMMMMMM

vibi said...

I often imagine you just like that extra-mini tart... no! no! not like a tart! duh.
Simply... sweet, dainty, delicate, precious and... oh! so nice to meet with!

A lovely take on the tart, Linda!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

darling-- i love them! hope you have a great time in SF!

Isabelle said...

my god que c'est trop mignon !
ta photo est du plus bel effet ! splendide :)

The Food Librarian said...

So cute! And I giggled about the minis and my obsession! I'm an even bigger procrastinator because I haven't even started my recipe yet!!!

PheMom said...

Those minis are just ridiculously cute! Great job!

SiHaN said...

the mini tartlets are brilliant! damm.. why didn't i think of that? haha. and the photos i must say are excellent. especially the first shot with that succulent raspberry as a crown.

Carolyn said...

They sure do look fabulous!!!

SUGAR B said...

It looks too beautiful to eat! But I will eat it. ;)

Ingrid said...

I'm so jealous. How do you do it? Everything you make is just perfect. Not only do you make the recipe but adapt it without missing a beat! Don't even get me started on your photos. I love visiting your blog and seeing what you've baked up!
~ingrid

Judy said...

Love the mini tarts. I wish I could reach out and grab that raspberry!

Mermaid Sweets said...

Wow, what a fabulous idea - LOVE the minis. And welcome to SF - it is a great city - as you must know!

Tammy said...

your tartlettes look so wonderful!!!!

Monica H said...

They are FABULOUS and so cute too!

Hope you have a relaxing time!

Passionate Baker said...

omg, your mini tarts are ADORABLE!
such a cute idea!
great job<3

Carol Peterman said...

I really couldn't think of a way to make this tart better, but a fresh raspberry would do it! Beautiful. Have fun in S.F. The next time I get there I am determined to visit Elizabeth Falkner's Citizen Cake.

n.o.e said...

One of my tasters thought that raspberries would complete this tart. I'll send her over to you! Next time, I'm making minis. I can see how you'd have too much cream; I did, and I made a full size tart.
Nancy

Leslie said...

That first picture is so beautiful! The raspberry looks like it's back lit or lit from inside. I adore minis, and these are extra special.

Pamela said...

These are adorable! Love the mini tarts! Hope you have a good vacation!

peter said...

They are FABULOUS and so cute too!

Kayte said...

This is just so elegant and lovely...that wonderful red raspberry perched on top in all its glory. Wow...I think you could serve this anywhere any time and everyone would be in love with you!

Di said...

Your minis look fantastic, especially with the raspberries on top. Yum!

oneordinaryday said...

Beautiful photos. They look good enough to eat right off the screen.
Michelle

Tracey said...

Hope you had a great trip! Your minis look perfect. Love your photos!!

TeaLady said...

Two bites of yum!!! Works for me. Love the after bite pic. Have fun in SF. Great City.

Rebeca said...

Wow... sounds gorgeous. I can't explain how much i like it, the red part is looking so beautiful.

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