Chocolate lovers head on over to Kim's blog Scrumptious Photography to get this recipe! She chose this weeks TWD Chocolate Cream Tart. I almost passed on this weeks recipe, but decided at the last minute to go ahead with it. I'm so glad I did, it is pure delicious! This is the kind of dessert to serve to company, its decadent and beautiful. Rich, cool and creamy! Who can resist?
It reminds me a little of this recipe I made a while back, but I think Dorie's is sooooo much better and I didn't have any issues with it. I've also overcome my hardships of crust since that post. Of course it helps that Dorie has some spectacular (and super easy!) pie/tart crust recipes in her book!
For my tart, I added some almonds to the crust (just remember if you do this, to omit 1/4 C of flour and replace with 1/4 ground nuts). Then to bring back the flavors of last week's TWD, I used a little hazelnut creamer (I only had 1/4 C left) again for the filling and sprinkled almonds on top. I used a pie dish for mine, since I don't have a tart pan.
Since this is such a rich dessert, you may want to use a mix of melted semi-sweet and milk chocolate, or if you like a richer flavor, use the dark chocolate. I used 60% chocolate. Next time I may use some milk chocolate in it.
Oh also, this uses a fully baked crust, which can be done ahead of time, as well as the filling! It needs lots of chill time to set up, so keep that in mind too.