Tuesday, April 28, 2009
TWD - Chocolate Cream Tart
Well, I hope to have my baking groove back with this Chocolate Cream Tart which is Kim from Scrumptious Photography’s TWD pick this week. I didn’t even get to do the Daring Bakers challenge for this month, but I took yesterday off work and even though the kitchen is still not complete, I have at least sorted out the scullery which means that finally, my baking gear is mostly unpacked! The other thing I unpacked was a box with some new tea towels in it that I had been collecting for the new house – today I have 37 new tea towels hanging on my line. OCD – who me?
This tart was a great thing to be the first baked item (other than the disappointing muffins last week) in my new oven. I quartered the recipe and made two small tarts. The pastry is a delicious chocolate shortcrust pastry. I used dutched cocoa which gave it a lovely rich, chocolate flavour. The filling is basically a chocolate custard. I could have eaten the whole lot by itself – very yummy and very easy to make. The cooked pie crust is then filled with the chilled custard and topped with whipped cream. Yum! Chocolate, pastry and cream – I think this is my favourite April TWD recipe.
See what the other TWDers thought here. I promise to be a better blogger after my total lapse this month during the house move!