Imagine my chagrin…
Alright people. How come y’all never told me that Dorie actually READS some of these Tuesdays With Dorie posts and RESPONDS? I had no idea I needed to be on my best behavior! Oh I do hope I haven’t said anything too embarrassing.
So let’s have a pleasant discussion about this week’s dish – the Chocolate Cream Tart chosen by Kim of Scrumptious Photography (page 352-3 of THE BOOK). It starts with a chocolate shortbread crust layered high with rich dark chocolate cream and topped off with a layer of whipped cream. The magic of this dish is when all three parts come together.
Alright alright. Enough of that. It’s brutal honesty time. I had difficulty with the crust. Again. It didn’t come together very well so I had to force it together in the pan. And I didn’t really care for the taste prior to baking. Didn’t really care too much for it after baking either. It’s kind of bitter. So if I were to do it again, I would try another crust.
I do really like the chocolate cream though. Who wouldn’t? It’s dark, rich, creamy chocolate. Slathered with a thick coating of whipped cream, I could eat this all on it’s own. I do think an additional spice would do it some good though. Since I normally suggest cinnamon, how about some five-spice powder? Yes, I think that would be a mighty fine addition.
Hope all you TWDers enjoyed it as much as I did.
Ms. Pantry Raid