Tuesday, 28 April 2009

TWD: Chocolate Cream Tart


Chocolate cream tart is a recipe selected by Kim of Scrumptious Photography for TWD this week. I knew from the start that the tart is going to be too chocolatey for me, so I decided to make only a quarter of the recipe using two mini tart pans. But I still prepared a full batch of chocolate tart shell dough, which I intend to use the leftover for another recipe.

The tart shells turned out to be quite brittle after baking. I had a hard time trying to get them out of the pans, and I accidentally broke one of the tart shells. Unwilling to give up, I continued to assemble the remaining tart with chocolate cream and whipped cream. In the midst of transferring the tart (using my bare hands) from kitchen counter to a side table where I was supposed to take pictures, the tart gave way and dropped on the floor! The next thing I knew, my greedy pooch rushed over and gobbled up the whole tart in 2 seconds! Judging from the look on her face, she must be thinking that the tart was really delicious. ;-)

Fortunately I still have 3 quarter of the tart dough left in the fridge. So I decided to bake the tart shells in the form of flat cookies base instead. And I also make the chocolate cream slightly thicker by cooking the custard a little longer, so that I could pipe the cream on the cookies base. Then the tart was decorated with some rose water flavored-whipped cream and cocoa powder.

There you have it, my version of chocolate cream tart! Head over to Kim's blog if you want to give the recipe a try!

25 Comments:

Charli said...

My shell was pretty brittle too - what a great way to compensate for it! That looks really beautiful!

Isabelle said...

que ça devait être bon, surtout avec cette crème fouettée parfumée ! superbe :)

Amy said...

I hope your pooch enjoyed the tart! :-) Beautiful picture - it looks fantastic!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Chris said...

I also had a little trouble with the tart shell breaking. Love the addition of the rosewater in the whipped cream - I'm going to have to try that!

chocolatechic said...

Brilliant idea.

I didn't seem to have problems with my tart shell...except that the buttered foil stuck.

Karen said...

Bummer that the dog ate it! At least you had some left. Beautiful photo! :)

vibi said...

Oh! My! I hope your pocch is fine (I heard chocolate is terrible for dogs!)

And Piggy, you'll have to give me classes sometimes on how to make everything as dainty and delicate as you do... must be something in your fairy fingers!

Beautiful, the whipped cream rosette on top makes the mini look outstanding! Bravo.

Erin said...

It looks so beautiful!

SiHaN said...

you sure are a fighter! and it paid off as the tart looks amazing with the rosette on top.. and rose water flavored cream? whoever thought of that? brilliant!

Amanda said...

Well it sure looks gorgeous! I loved this tart, there were definitely no leftovers :)

Kayte said...

What a lovely elegant photo you have of your tart. Such creative styling. If you had not shared your adventures, I would have thought this was just one easy and delightful recipe for you...the photo is wonderful!

Leslie said...

Rose water whipped cream?! Baking the tart dough in cookie rounds? How do you come up with these things? This is about the best looking thing I've seen this week! I'm sorry you had so many problems putting it together, but it sure looks delicious.

BAKE-EN said...

How creative! I made 5 tartlettes and lost 2 in the moving process. They sure were fragile little guys. Pretty and tasty though. Cute blog.

PheMom said...

Well, I love your version! I thought of trying to do something like that myself but didn't think to cook the custard longer so that is awesome! Those would just be so cute as little mini desserts!

I have made this crust several times now and the texture is very crumbly and sandy.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

way to save the tarts, although i'm sure your puppy was happy you shared! love the whipeed cream on top...looks like a rose.

Teanna said...

I LOVE the flat tart shells! They are so elegant! The photo is absolutely stunning! I have always wanted to try baking with rosewater, but I don't know where to buy it! Looks like I'm going to have to go online!

pinkstripes said...

Wow! You went through a lot to make the tart. It looks wonderful.

Helene said...

You made an excellent one. Beautiful!

Tracey said...

Your photo is absolutely gorgeous!! Your version of the tart sounds great.

Kim - Easy French Food said...

That looks absoutely lovely. Not only did you make a gorgeous tart you took a great picture of it too. Pooch has probably been waiting for dessert to fall on the floor for years!

oneordinaryday said...

What an amazing photo. It looks beautiful.
Michelle

TeaLady said...

Great piping job. Looks very elegant with the chocolate powder.

daydreamer said...

Hi Piggy! I've been following your TWD and drooling over all the wonderful desserts you made :d Finally I bought the recipe book! I'm starting with madeleine :) Just a little confused by the US measurement of flour and sugar in cups since we are so used to grams here. And the internet gives all sorts of conversions... could you share how you do the conversions? Thanks!

Audrey said...

Ooh, that's so pretty! One of the nicest presentations I've seen!

Diet Plan said...

Chocolate cream tart is famous item in food market and there are so many people like to eat this tart.