Tuesday, April 28, 2009

TWD: Chocolate Cream Tart


Wow. Just Wow. I am not a pudding fan, and I tasted this right when it was done. I was...eh. Then I chilled it. I LOVE it. In fact, you had better get it OUT of my house NOW or I will undo all the good healthy eating work I've done up until now...four weeks. I will not let this tart be my undoing.

But if it were, it would be so WORTH it.

I love shortbread, I love chocolate, so what's not to like about a chocolate shortbread tart shell. I actually read the recipe ahead and made the crust early enough so it would be cool when I made the filling.

Again, a custard filling and I've learned my lesson: 4 yolks. Cornstarch. A generous amount of cooking time.

I cooled this quickly, filled the tart and topped it with the touch of whipped cream called for. As I noted, I love this cold better than room temp (I am one of those who likes cold chocolate chip cookies better than warm. Let this be a lesson to me...)

Like other chocolate I have had while writing this post, this goes very nicely with my daily dose of red wine. Drink up. ...I mean EAT UP. You're all invited to my house to finish this before I devour it. PLEASE.

Recipe at Scrumtious Photography

14 comments:

Kara said...

I loved it cold, too. With the chilled whipped cream, it was just right!!

Megan said...

Yes, and all of your reasons are why I only made one 4" tart. It's dangerous to have around!

chocolatechic said...

I love how you dusted it with cocoa.

Looks perfect.

angela@spinachtiger said...

Wasn't this just incredible. My husband ate waaay too much. LOL.

SiHaN said...

did you say have this with a glass of red? sounds perfect to me! am i invited?

Teanna said...

I love your willpower! But it is ok to have ONE bite of that gorgeous tart, no? :)

PheMom said...

It is a great custard, isn't it? Your tart looks great!

TeaLady said...

Glad you enjoyed it. It was a great tasting tart. And well worth it weight wise (maybe...) Yours looks just right.

Leslie said...

This was so delicious, and I agree, totally worth it. Yours looks great!

Kayte said...

Looks very elegant...and just the right thing to serve with a glass of wine!

margot said...

Looks incredible. I bet it is wonderful with wine, I wish I hadn't made a mini (and gobbled it up) so I could try it!

Tracey said...

So glad you were such a big fan! Your tart looks perfect!

Kim said...

Is there a recipe?

Babette said...

Check out the recipe at Scrumptious Photography:
http://www.scrumptiousphotography.com/2009/04/chocolate-cream-tart-tuesdays-with.html