I recently read a post by Peabody that I was just reminded of while preparing to write about this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe because she was talking about the little angel and the little devil on her shoulder. I find myself in a somewhat similar predicament with this week's recipe - La Palette's Strawberry Tart, chosen by Marie of A Year From Oak Cottage. Otherwise known as my new favorite way to eat strawberries!
You see, not too long ago I made the Tarte Noir from Baking From My Home To Yours for my first post over at Blake Makes as a Blake Baker (which, incidentally launched yesterday with a fabulous tutorial on making bread by TWD's very own darlin' Lemon Tartlet Leigh) and had already made Dorie's Sweet Tart Crust. Herein lay my dilemma. All I could think about, all week long was the combination of that crust with chocolate. I couldn't get it out of my head.
So, back to the angels and devils. The angel was telling me "Don't mess with a good thing. It is supposed to be simple and rustic. Just relax and let this recipe be what it is." But, then that little devil kept piping in and saying "Oh, it's just a little change - besides, isn't everything better with chocolate."
Since this dough is basically crumbly chunks pressed into the pan it was easy to just randomly press alternating flavors in to create these dual flavored crusts. Which, incidentally, with this creation, I have discovered an emerging pattern of dessert flavor "indecisiveness" happening here - I mean, seriously, between the Dark and White Chocolate Marshmallows, the Black and White Cookies, all the way back to the Dark and White Chocolate with Raspberry Coconut Tarts.
I guess it is some kind of baking disorder I have - can't decide between my flavors - ah, why choose, just have both! As long as the results keep being so good, I don't think I'll be seeking any counseling for it just yet.
Other Tuesdays with Dorie: