Tuesday, July 6, 2010

TWD - Tarte Noire

This week’s TWD recipe is tarte noire and was chosen by Dharmagirl of Bliss. Tarte noire is a simple chocolate tart – a shortcrust base filled with a rich chocolate ganache. I chose to make my shortcrust base chocolate as well, making this tart truly noire!

I wanted to only make enough tart for my husband and I, so while I made the full amount of pastry, I froze about 2/3 of it and used the remainder to line two small tart tins. I divided the ganache mixture into about ¼. Dorie said to choose a chocolate that you like the flavour of as that is what the tart filling would end up tasting like. I chose good old energy chocolate which is a very milk dark chocolate. I quite like dark chocolate, but find the 70% stuff just a little bitter for my tastes. The energy chocolate is about 50% I think and it made a very pleasing, smooth ganache.

We ate our tarts for pudding on Saturday night, having them with natural yoghurt which tempered the richness a little. This is a simple way of making an elegant tart. See what the other TWDers thought here.


Cakelaw said...

Your tart looks soooooo good. I agree that the 70% chocolate is a little too bitter for ewating straight - I used regular Cadbury Old Gold.

TeaLady said...

Looks perfect to me. I did use the 70% dark and it was wonderful.

The slice you made looks wonderful. I made a coconut/blackberry slice a couple of weeks ago and it was awesome. Now will have to try your chocolate one.