Monday, February 20, 2012

BWJ - Chocolate Truffle Tartlets

For chocolate decadence, you can't go past this week's Baking with Julia recipe - Chocolate Truffle Tartlets, hosted by Steph, Spike, Jaime and Jessica.  These tarts contain not one but three types of chocolate, and are studded with biscuit pieces.  Even the tart shells are chocolate.

Step one - make and bake your chocolate tart shells:

The dough is very soft, so it wasn't easy to work with in a hot kitchen, but luckily it responded well to the patch technique.

Next, fill your tartshells with a mixture of dark chocolate and butter, studded with white and milk chocolate cubes and biscuit pieces:

I wasn't buying amaretti or biscotti just for this, so I used shortbread.

Allow to cool for 20 minutes, then eat:

Go on, I know you want some ;)  But beware - they pack a chocolate punch - I could only cope with a quarter of one of these tarts at a sitting, and gave most of them away.

You can drool over some more chocolate tarts at the LYL section of the Baking with Julia website.