05 July 2010

TWD: Tarte Noire



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:

eeeeeewwwwww!

So...I was a Very Bad TWDer, disregarded the instructions, took ahold of that whisk and beat the everlovin' daylights out of it.
yeeeeeeeaaaaah!

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.

16 comments:

Cakelaw said...

Looks good! But I am with you - a chocolate tart is nice but not exciting.

Susan said...

That final picture of the tart looks fabulous! I really liked this. The flavor, the ease, probably my favorite recipe so far. :)

Sweet and Savory said...

The tarts look so nice. There is something about small sized baked goods. Your chocolate looks creamy and delicious.

theunappreciatedbaker said...

Who cares if you didn't follow the directions 100%? That tart looks delicious - I'm glad it tasted delicious too!

Jennifer said...

Your tart is beautiful-sorry that it didn't knock your socks off.:(

Clivia said...

Your tart looks lovely!

Cristine said...

Your tart looks gorgeous!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your tart is beautiful!

Flourchild said...

I made a mini tart too but my crust looks like crap!

miss kate said...

Thanks y'all! Jennifer--it was perfectly fine--I just think I don't particularly like ganache all that much (blasphemy, I know).

thewhimsicalcupcake said...

I was pretty excited by this tart. But then again I LOOOOOVE Dorie's ganache tarts.

Your minis look great!

SiHaN said...

you kidding me no? I get excited about anything chocolate anytime of the day. haha That tart of yours looks just perfect.

Tia said...

it looks really good, great job! and nice presentation

Cristine said...

Thanks for your comments on my dishes! Most are from either Target or Ikea... The one from today was from Ikea. :)

AmyRuth said...

the simplicity is the best part I think. So, maybe when you find your fav of all time chocolate it will knock your socks off. Your last photo is beautiful.
AmyRuth

dharmagirl said...

thanks for baking with me! your tart looks lovely, even if it wasn't very exciting:)

 

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