Tuesday, September 29, 2009

TWD: Chocolate - Crunched Caramel Tart

Today's Tuesdays with Dorie posting is a bit late on purpose. I wanted to wait until the temperature outside was civilized before standing over a hot stove. This week's selection was chosen by Carla of Chocolate Moosey, and a delicious one it is.

Last Saturday, I did a lot of baking in the early morning because I knew that by late afternoon I wouldn't want to set foot in the kitchen. One of the baked items was the tart crust. I just packed it away until today and it was very nice to have it ready to go.


I did reverse the cooking process a bit. I made the ganache first so it could cool to room temperature. Then I made the peanut-caramel layer, using honey roasted peanuts from Trader Joe's. The caramel layer was nice and gooey. And very tasty.



By the time I was ready to add the ganache layer, it was nice and thick -- not too thick, but just the right consistency to pour and stay in place.



Even though I refrigerated the tart for not more than 30 minutes, the peanut-caramel layer was still soft, flowing a bit on the plate.




There were no complaints about this dessert. Definitely a winner.

As with every recipe this group tries, there are many variations and results, so stop by the
TWD blog and take a look at all the other chocolate-caramel tarts.

7 comments:

Jess said...

Every single layer of your tart is a thing of beauty. I would definitely prefer a little flowing caramel to the rock-hard version some other bakers got!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Holy Moly! I am crazy about caramel. While I don't like over-the-top chocolate, the balance of this looks perfect. I really like this recipe. Great job!

Megan said...

Oh wise master-of-the-caramel, please tell me how you made it so good. Because mine wasn't. Perhaps overcooking?

The world may never know....

Tammy said...

wow, your tart looks so perfect!

Susan said...

Your tart looks amazing. Love the step by step pictures.

Kayte said...

I just love it when you show all the steps...I am lucky to remember to get a finished shot and have given up all attempts at making it artsy or clever or interesting. Basically my plan each week is just to prove that I made it and that someone actually EATS what I make...LOL. Yours looks wonderful.

TeaLady said...

As delicious as that tart looks there better not be any complaints. I loved the caramel and chocolate on this one. Great job.