Way back in the summertime, July to be precise, one of the Tuesdays with Dorie selections was Tarte Noire, a simple shortbread-crust tart filled with luscious chocolate ganache.
I really wanted to participate, but I was somewhere in Colorado, returning from my road trip to Nebraska and New Mexico. Without the where-with-all to bake anything.
I had all the ingredients in the pantry, including this delicious chocolate. I felt sure I could squeeze it in sometime during the month of July.
But, if you participate in TWD, you know that it is a rare thing to either make something twice or fit it in after the due date. Every week it's something new.
Thankfully (no pun intended), Laurie tucked in a Rewind for November, and immediately, I knew that I would finally be able to make Tarte Noire with a dark chili chocolate filling. The hardest part was making the crust, which really isn't hard at all, except for the chilling and baking part. The waiting part. That's what was difficult.
I sprinkled some ancho chili powder over the top of the baked tart to complement the chili-chocolate filling.
To be honest, it isn't terribly picante/spicy, but occasionally there's a bite with a bit of warmth to it.
This is so delicious and elegant that I will have to remember to make this tarte for more formal occasions. Although, there is a large mint-flavored chocolate bar in the pantry, quietly requesting to be used the next time round, and sooner rather than later.
Since all the TWD bakers are making something different this week, it will be fun to stop by and see what each one chose to bake.