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.


Nichicakes said...

Beautiful. Glad you managed to get er done.

Juliana said...

Nice tart! Looks yummie!

Kayte said...

Golly gee, this is absolutely gorgeous. I think this is the prettiest tart I have ever seen.

Melissa said...

I absolutely love your piping job!!!

TeaLady said...

Your tart looks so beautifully elegant. Fantastic!

Pamela said...

Looks perfect! And dessert after lunch is not a bad thing! Don't work too hard at that second job.

Kara said...

OOh ... looks so good. I was lucky enough to have a weekend free, but I know at some point I'm going to be scrambling to cook and blog the same day. It's coming ... ! :)

The Food Librarian said...

Looks lovely. I like how you piped the whipped cream! I just finished with less than 2 hours to spare! :)

Amanda said...

I love the way you decorated it, looks beautiful! I loved this tart, it was soooo good!

NKP said...

Looks wonderful! I love the piped rosettes.
Yay for dessert for lunch!

Anonymous said...

It looks like it turned out perfect. Your whipped cream is so pretty!

Megan said...

You have been busy busy busy!

We can't have work interfering with your baking time - that just isn't right!

Unknown said...

I love the way you decorated the tart with the whipped cream. It's gorgeous!

Tiina said...

What a beautiful chocolate tart! And thank you for visiting my blog!