Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Farewell Chocolate Tarts

Before we went to Phoenix, I was on a mission to use up some of the expiring whipping cream. I was thinking of making a frosted cake initially, but thought that would not be realistic. Instead, I went to Pierre Herme's Chocolate Desserts for inspiration.

There are so many chocolate tarts recipes I have intended to try from this amazing book. But due to time constraint, I settled on the simple chocolate gananche, which could also be used as filling in tarts. Since I still have some leftover dough from the Chocolate Hazelnut Sables, I used them to make the mini tart shells. That way, I only needed to make the ganache and poured them into the baked shells. It's the simplest and fastest way to use up the whipping cream.

I also added some chopped hazelnuts to the baked tart shells before pouring in the chocolate ganache. For some reasons, I simply love the combination of hazelnut and chocolate since young. Maybe it reminds me of nutella. I have never heard of anybody who doesn't like nutella!

So this is my simple chocolate tart before we embarked on our journey to the desert. We gave away most tarts to friends and keep just two for ourselves. This is my sweet way to say "Goodbye!"


Deborah said...

These are beautiful! And I agree - chocolate and hazelnut are perfect together!

Patricia Scarpin said...

So adorable, Mandy!!
Nutella is delicious, you're right. Chocolate and hazelnut are perfect together.

I'm inspired by this post - I always make the cake and the candy for my little sister's birthdays and these tarlets would be a hit at her party!

Have a wonderful trip!

Helene said...

Adorable, and pure torture after my salad!and why did you have to say "Nutella"?!!

Amrita said...

Beautiful Chocolate Tarts!

Do drop by my blog when you have the time...hehe....May I link you? I'm goin' on a linkin' spree :)

Anne said...

Oh chocolates! This looks sooo good. Have a safe trip!

Mandy said...

thanks everyone for your kind comments! :)

Anonymous said...

Those look delicious! So cute!

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