Sunday, February 16, 2014

Chocolate Truffle Tart for Random Recipes Meets We Should Cocoa


This month Random Recipes (hosted by Belleau Kitchen) meets We Should Cocoa (hosted by Chocolate Log Blog). I'm in! All three of my boys helped me pick the recipe. Click for that post: here.

This was my random recipe: Chocolate Truffle Tart from Chocolate: Cooking with the World's Best Ingredient by Christine McFadden and Christine France. See...


And here's the recipe, slightly adapted. I did goof when I forgot to put the cocoa powder in the tart crust. Whoops. It was still delicious!

For the Crust
2 C flour
1/2 C softened butter
1/2 C organic, coconut sugar
1/4 C olive oil
1 T cold water

For the Truffle Filling
1-1/2 C organic heavy cream
12 ounces of bittersweet chocolate, chipped
1/4 C butter, cut into cubes
2 T Liquore Strega (the original recipe called for 'brandy or liqueur' I went with a saffron liqueur)

Mix the flour, sugar and salt; rub in the butter with olive oil until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in 1 tablespoon of water with a fork until the mixture forms a ball. Roll out between two pieces of parchment paper. Press gently into a tart pan. Press gently into a tart pan. Stick in the freezer while the oven heats. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350, or until a light golden brown.

To make the filling...in a medium saucepan, bring the cream to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and pour in the chocolate. Let sit for three minutes, then whisk till smooth. Stir in the butter and liqueur.

Pour the filling into the pre-baked tart and let cool. Once the chocolate is completely cooled and set, pipe dots of decorating gel on to the tart and drag a toothpick through it to create a swirl. To serve, let the tart soften slightly at room temperature.


And that's a wrap...this was fun. I'll definitely be joining in again next month.

3 comments:

  1. Gorgeous looking tart! Love the photo of your boys, so full of joy and energy! It made me smile.

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  2. now THAT looks like a stunning cake, I love how you've styled it next to the original photo, it's just so pretty... thanks so much for joining in as a family. I'm glad you had fun with it, which you clearly did. xx

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  3. That tart looks completely mouthwatering - your boys have good taste. The finish is really pretty too, not something I would have thought to do. Thanks for participating in our joint challenge.

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