Tuesday, April 28, 2009
TWD: Creamy Chocolate Tart
Because my second job has me working on weekends, my baking time has been severely impacted. I should have had this tart completely finished yesterday, but, alas, I ran out of time.
The crust was baked and ready.
The filling was prepared and cooling. At 9:30 pm.
I finally gave in, realizing the whole dessert wouldn't be ready until this morning, posting day.
This was an easy dessert to prepare. I used the food processor for the crust as instructed, and my patience was rewarded with a nice, dark chocolate dough. I used my Fair Trade Cocoa, which has a lovely flavor.
As usual, I prepared the creamy filling in my standard way, blending the sugar, salt, cornstarch, and eggs together, then whisking in the milk and cooking until thick. Rather than melt the chocolate, I finely chopped it and stirred it in along with the butter bits. This morning, after whipping the cream topping, I used the beaters to whip up the filling, saving some dish-washing time.
Looks like we'll be having dessert for lunch today.
I guess we'll manage.
Thanks to Kim of Scrumptious Photography for choosing Dorie's Chocolate Cream Tart. I will definitely make it again because it is truly a showpiece!
Check out the other TWD bloggers and see their chocolate pies.