Monday, February 20, 2012

TWD: Chocolate Truffle Tartlets


These luscious tartlets were the second choice for the new group, Baking with Julia.

First, there is a rich, chocolate pastry shell, easily made in the food processor, then chilled before rolling. My dough behaved well and rolled out smoothly. It also baked up nicely with no shrinkage.


The filling is like the inside of a truffle, studded with bits of milk chocolate, white chocolate, and crushed bits of Amaretti and adding a nice texture to the tartlet.


I only made half a recipe of the filling, and it was just enough to fill three tartlets. I froze the remaining dough for future desserts. The tartlets kept well in the refrigerator and didn't lose any flavor or texture, so they could easily be made ahead for any occasion.




Our hostesses this week are Steph, Spike, Jaime, and Jessica. The recipe can be found at any of these websites.

The contributing baker for this recipe was David Ogonowski.




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7 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Not to worry, I can take one of those tarts and you won't have to bother cutting the recipe in half. Looks just perfect!

Wendy (pinkstripes) said...

Your tart looks yummy!

Spencer said...

Looks amazing! I would love to eat some of those tarts. They look great.

Teresa said...

Beautiful tartlet! We really enjoyed this recipe. It's like a grown-up brownie.

Erin said...

Your tarts looks great! I really enjoyed this recipe also, so yummy!

Jessica said...

Is that sea salt on top? Whatever it is, the tarts look delicious. Thanks for baking along with us this week.

Cher Rockwell said...

Looks great!
I thought the tarts were just as good the next day - gently warmed up. Which makes for a perfect do-ahead treat...