Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Chocolate Truffle Tart

I almost chickened out this week.  The recipe had a lot of steps.  I actually dug out my food processor that hasn't been used in at least 8 years.  The chocolate dough came together with no problems.

Rolling the dough out was a big problem.  I think my kitchen was too hot and the dough was too soft.  Managed to pat and patch.  I used the tart pan I had (and not the tartlet pans in the recipe) since I am trying not to buy more kitchen equipment.  I baked the empty crust a few minutes longer.  It's also been a long time since I separated 9 eggs!  I think my favorite part of the recipe was watching the egg yolks thicken up while they were beating.  Also baked the filled tart a few minutes longer than the recipe. 

My family loved it.  This tart is very rich.  My biggest critic, my son, even gave it a thumbs-up.  He proclaimed himself my "Kerry Vincent" for those of you who watch Food Network Challenge.  All the Tuesdays with Dorie Baking with Julia links are here and the recipe can be found on the hosts' blogs.  I haven't watched this yet (maybe I should have!) but here is the link to the PBS show with Julia Child.

Chocolate Truffle Tartlet Part 1
Chocolate Truffle Tartlet Part 2

Next up is Rugelach.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

White Loaves

This is the first recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie, Baking with Julia.  Lily (my 9 year old daughter) and I made these loaves on Sunday before the Superbowl.  It was 80 degrees in our house so we didn't have any trouble with the dough rising.  My KitchenAid mixer bowl got stuck on the stand but there was help on the KitchenAid website.  Everyone in my family liked the bread.

The plan is to bake two recipes a month from Baking with Julia.  Next up is Chocolate Truffle Tartlets.