Tuesday, February 21, 2012

TwD Chocolate Truffle Tartlets

Yum!
As a child I really didn't like chocolate! I didn't like chocolate ice cream, chocolate candy bars or chocolate cookies! Somewhere along the long road...that changed! I actually have become a choco-holic!!
So, I was really excited when the second recipe picked for Tuesdays with Dorie was Chocolate Truffle Tartlets. I made these for my Bunco group a few weeks ago, knowing we would be traveling toward the end of February, and wanting to have them done before we left. These were a delicious hit with all of my friends.
Making these was pretty easy. I made the crust the night before I planned on baking them. Everything went into the food processor, then into the refrigerator until the next morning. While mixing the pastry it seemed a bit dry so, I added water a tablespoon at a time until it reached the right consistency. The pastry was a lovely, workable dough that was full of chocolate flavor.  The truffle filling was smooth and creamy. I used Amaretti cookies and thought it would add some crunch but, the cookies were hardly noticeable. These decadent, chocolaty tartlets were melt in your mouth delicious. My Bunco ladies really enjoyed these and so did I!
This week's pick for Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia was Chocolate Truffle Tartlets. Our hosts are, Spike of Spike Bakes, Steph of A Whisk and a SpoonJaime of Good Eats and Sweet Treats, and Jessica of Cookbookhabit. This recipe will be posted on their blogs. 
This post was done in participation with Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia.  Check it out to see what other bloggers did.



Dough pressed into tart pans...this dough was a bit too dry so I added a little more water while I was mixing
Mixing the filling
Tarts ready for the oven
Beautiful....just out of the oven
Rich and chocolaty

37 comments:

  1. Oh, those tarts looks absolutely to die for! What I love about tarts is it feels like you getting an entire pie. It's small but just knowing it doesn't have to be sliced and it is all yours to eat! So gluttonous of me, I know. I hope you do get to New Orleans. Last time I was there, I noticed that the reality of the city's suffering is still very apparent. There is still much improvement needed everywhere you look but the vitality of life and perseverance wrapped up with the intense history of the city is amazing.

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  2. Beautiful! I didn't use to like chocolate but that changed for me too, love the powder sugar you put on top!!!

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  3. Tricia and I plan to each make a TWD recipe each month and this was her week. After seeing all the wonderful
    results, including hers, I will have to go ahead and try this recipe myself. Yours look so pretty and absolutely
    delicious.

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  4. Hello Fat Tuesday! What a gleaming dish of chocolate heaven!

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  5. Beautiful job, Kathy! I am sure these were a hit at your Bunco club. Lucky group! I bet the amaretti cookies gave the tarts a lovely flavor.

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  6. Kathy, your Chocolate Truffle Tartlets are beautiful:) The raspberries and the dusting of confectioner's sugar - what a wonderful touch:) Have a great day.

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  7. Kathy - these are lovely. And I could eat a few of those amaretti right now :-)

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  8. Love the pictures!!! The tartlets look amazing!

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  9. Lovely, as always, Kathy! And your china plate is so beautiful. These were incredible - I love your addition of raspberried, too.

    Until FFWD!

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  10. Well forget eating dinner after this decadent dessert that will come first! GORGEOUS!

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  11. Your tarts are just beautiful! I love the addition of fruit, I'll have to try that next time!

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  12. Your Bunco group is soooooo lucky! I did not like chocolate as a kid like I do now either, but look at our choices, mostly milk chocolate from Hershey and Nestley...super sweet and not lots of flavor, and kinda waxy. I did like Mounds bars with the dark chocolate, but I always wished the almond was in them instead of in Almond Joys...I thought that combination would be really good. Today's tarts are so chocolaty and are not affected by the milk and white chocolate additions except for some fun texture, but the dark chocolate flavor is predominant and that makes me really happy. Hope you are enjoying your time away from home. "See" you in a few days.

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  13. Glad these were a hit with your bunco group! They look great!

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  14. These are soooo rich, I couldn't eat the whole thing at one time. Have been sneaking fork-fulls throughout the day. Nice that you could share with the group! I almost used amaretti but had some extra time last week so I made biscotti to use for these (and eat also). Since they are so crunchy to begin with, I think it helped to not blend in too much.

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  15. Wow! These look decadent! I love that both the crust and filling are chocolate and your mini tarts look so pretty, especially with the raspberries on top.

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  16. Love the raspberries on top! I had to add more water too, but then I usually do when making crusts. This was a fun recipe to make and I'm eager to move on to Irish Soda Bread and Rugelach.

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  17. What a lucky bunko group you have! Your little tarts look perfect :)

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  18. love the powdered sugar & raspberries. I was thinking if I make this again, that I'd leave out the mix-ins and just put fresh raspberries on top.

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  19. OMG - these look divine. I may not be a complete chocaholic, but I could definitely fall for one of these.

    Sue :-)

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  20. As I was reading your post Kathy...I was surprised to read that as a child you didn't like chocolate. As for me, as a child, you couldn't force me to drink cow's milk, or eat cheese, not because I was lactose tolerant; which they didn't even here about back then, but chocolate has been a "lifelong love" of mine.

    Your mini tarts look so incredibly chocolaty, smooth as velvet, and scrumptiously delicious. Love how your crust turned out:DDD
    Have a lovely weekend, my dear friend!

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  21. Mmmmm....these turned out perfectly! I think we're off to a great start with TWD :)

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  22. Wow - love the raspberry idea. I definitely think these needed something to cut the intensity of the chocolate on chocolate on chocolate flavors.

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  23. oh it makes me miss my own bunco group... we havent gotten together in a really long time! :) well, either which way your tarts look great and I wound up just using hardly sweet (like basically, just whipped cream without sugar) whipped cream to cut the richness

    Alice @ http://acookingmizer.wordpress.com

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  24. Kathy, these really look delicious. Your photos of the tarts are wonderful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  25. I'm kind of the opposite of you. I used to be a chocoholic, but not so much as I've got older. I would definitely make an exception for these amazing tartlets!

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  26. Hi Kathy, isn't it great when it's easy to make but looks spectacular? Yours looks amazing with the two raspberries on top - I'd be happy to get that in a restaurant.

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  27. Hi Kathy, these tarts look choco-licious, love the shot of the filling going together in your mixing bowl. Lucky Bunco group;-)

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  28. Wowo! these tarts look incredibly yummy and perfect!

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  29. Wow, those look wonderful! You guys are going to make me wish I had decided to participate in TWD...

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  30. Your bunco group must have been delighted with the tartlets. They look delicious and addictive.

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  31. Wow, I love chocolate! Your tarts look scrumptious! Bungo sounds fun, a woman I used to work with played. Wanted to do it myself but proved too hard to keep a group of 12 to play. Oh well, maybe one day. I am happy with my Mah Jongg group of 4. We play every other Thursdays.

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  32. Looks lovely...can I have just the raspberries please? Thanks. LOL...obviously my dislike of chocolate as a child never grew into anything remotely tolerant as an adult. But I love that you love it!

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  33. Your tarts look great! I haven't played bunco in awhile. I need to find a new group.

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  34. Beautiful photos...tart looks perfect!

    ~ Carmen
    http://bakingismyzen.wordpress.com

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