Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Chocolate Raspberry Tartlet

Originally uploaded by pwinn.

Originally uploaded by pwinn.

I found this recipe at Turkey Feathers earlier this week and made it for company last night. It was very quiet at the dinner table, while everyone ate it and that is always a good sign something is yummy. :0)

Cookie Nut Crust Recipe
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened (or margarine)
1/2 cup light brown sugar, loosely packed
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts (pecans, black-walnuts or butternuts)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1. In a large bowl, combine the flour and baking soda.
2. Add the butter, brown sugar, walnuts and vanilla.
3. Blend well.
4. Press the mixture, a small amount at a time, into a 9-inch pie plate or tart pan.
5. Prick with a fork. Bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Ganache Recipe:

8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, cut into small pieces ( I used semi-sweet chocolate chips)
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoons cognac or brandy (optional)

Place the chopped chocolate in a medium sized stainless steel bowl. Set aside. Heat the cream and butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil. Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Stir with a whisk until smooth. If desired, add the liqueur.

Pour into crust and top with berries.


homespun living said...

This tart looks and sounds scrumptious! Thanks for sharing,

Tina Leigh said...

Kelli it is beautiful but when you cut me a sclice pick out all the berries for me, I just want the CHOCOLATE PART!! Martha who? Betty who? Ha! Its Kelli!!!!

Kelli said...

You are welcome Debbie!

Flora, you may want to start the diet on Monday. ;0)

Tina, what do you have against raspberries?! ;0)

Anonymous said...

Oh, Kelli! That's to die for looking good!!! I'm definitely printing this recipe up and making it soon!!

Reviekat said...

This looks absolutely yummy. I can't wait to try the recipe myself!

Patty said...

oh my Kelli, that looks heavenly !
Sometime when I have company I will try it, if I make it when just the two of us are home, I may be sneaking a few too many servings. Better for me to make it when it will be gone all at once : )

Tina Leigh said...

Kelli I dont like fruit..I know I am weird, everyone says so. I love CHOCOLATE!!!!

Kelli said...

You will have to let me know if you try it!

Patty, I made it for company for the exact reasons. :0)

Tina, I'll forgive you about the fruit. ;0) Hehe.