Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Tuesdays with Dorie this week is a sleek, chic concoction called a Tarte Noire - simply put, the most simple and perfect little chocolate tart in creation. I am so excited that this recipe's time has finally come! Thanks go out to Dharmagirl of bliss: towards a delicious life. I wanted to choose this for my pick long ago, but needed something at that time that was Passover appropriate for more of the group. I actually first made this about two years ago and just haven't been able to stand not screaming about it from the rooftops! You can see my original tart below. I posted about it over here and absolutely loved it in its pure form of the tart crust and chocolate. When I was thinking about whether or not I would be able to make the recipe for this week though I started thinking about all kinds of things going on in our lives lately - mainly all about summertime and childhood memories.
I mentioned that we made S'Mores with the boys when we were visiting my in-laws on their farm a couple of weeks ago. It was actually their first campfire too and they loved it - even though it was still raining on us. Anyway, it made me think about the fact that, although I really love S'Mores, I would love them a lot more with a better quality chocolate than the norm. Enter the Tarte Noire becoming the Tarte S'More.
I decided to make mini graham cracker tartlet crusts (which as you can see fell apart, but were still delicious - not sure how to correct that better, but it still tasted awesome). I filled the graham crusts with the ganache for the tarte and let them set (I actually even froze them for a little while in my impatience). I then topped each one with a generous scoop of marshmallow fluff and toasted the fluff till it was warm, gooey and just a little singed in some spots and voila! Upscale S'Mores. They were sooooo good. Dangerously good.
For more amazing chocolatey creations check out the LYL post on the Tuesdays with Dorie blog.