Tuesday, April 28, 2009

TWD - Chocolate Cream Tart

This week's recipe for Chocolate Cream Tart was chosen by Kim of Scrumptious Photography. Please take the time to visit her blog. You will not only can you find the recipe for the Chocolate Cream Tart, you will also find absolutely stunning photos of yummy food! You can also find the recipe on pages 352 and 353 of Dorie Greenspan's "Baking: From My Home to Yours."

Once again, I struggled with the TWD recipe. I seem to have lost my baking mojo! I've baked Dorie's shortbread tart crust before with no problem but this time around, the crust was super dry and crumbly. I'm not sure where I went wrong - other than the fact that it was over baked - oops! The chocolate cream filling came together easy and was creamy and delicious. I decided to make mini tarts this time around.

I also decided to sneak in a layer of homemade peanut butter because ... well, just because I could. Everything except for the crust was to die for yummy! I will definitely try this one again. In the meantime, please visit the rest of the TWD bakers to see what they cooked up this week!

11 comments:

SiHaN said...

peanut butter and chocolate? my gosh.. this must have been one really sinful dessert! still looks good to me though. *beams*

vibi said...

Mmmmm... peanut butter (Home made??? you MAKE your pb??? How dedicated!

No matter the trouble, with such combination of flavours, I'm sure it was amazing...

Nicely done, Kimberley!

Jessica said...

A peanut butter layer?! That sounds absolutely wonderful. To die for, in fact. And, if you've lost your baking mojo it didn't show in the pictures. The tart is lovely.

Leslie said...

I bet this tasted amazing with the peanut butter! I think they look great!

chocolatechic said...

That layer of peanut butter looks soooooooo good.

Sorry your crust didn't turn out like you wanted.

Kayte said...

Wow...that looks really good, and I think your crust looks great, too. I did find the crust very fragile, but Mark thought it was very very good, so I guess it was worth it. My boys would so love your peanut butter version. I just love little minis of things!

Jaime said...

oooooh great idea to do the PB! another great variation :) or what about PB chocolate pastry cream? mmmmmmm

margot said...

Sorry it wasn't an "on" baking week for you. I'm sure that layer of peanut butter made up for the crust being a bit dry; your tart looks great.

Tracey said...

Great job!!! I really wanted to add a peanut butter layer but I waited until the last minute to make mine so I wound up just throwing a few peanut butter chips on top instead. I'm sure yours was much more tasty :)

Pamela said...

Home-made peanut butter??!? YUM! Looks wonderful.

TeaLady said...

OOOO!!!! A layer of PB. Perfect. That looks fantastic!!!!