So....yeah. TWD. This week. Dharmagirl picked it. I did it. It was pretty good. I'd consider doing it again. But...it just wasn't very exciting, yanno?* It's a tart crust with chocolate ganache in it. Crust, chocolate, cream, butter. Simple. Spartan. Restrained. Minimalist. Best left that way. After weeks and weeks of multiply-adjectived days-of-prep-requiring last-minute-grocery-run-requiring finicky things, I'm left without words. So....how about some pictures?
Since the filling is basically just chocolate, you need to really like what you use. I couldn't find my ever-elusive all-time very favorite eating chocolate, so I subbed this instead:
After I mixed in the cream and butter--gently, as per the recipe's instructions--things were not looking good and ganachy. Check it:
So...I was a Very Bad TWDer, disregarded the instructions, took ahold of that whisk and beat the everlovin' daylights out of it.
I was pleased to find tart crust in the freezer from some other project, so I baked that and filled it.
Half the recipe gave me the perfect amount for two deep 4" tarts. On first eating they were nice and smooth; one half tart was thawed and refrigerated a couple of times and its consistency was grainy and kind of offputting but it still tasted the same. Voila.
*and yes, I realize it's a bit eye-roll inducing to be unexcited about a chocolate tart. Sorry.