This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie: BwJ assignment was chocolate truffle tartlets. Having made several quiches and tartlets for French Fridays with Dorie, I knew better than to make this entire dessert at once. To spare my sanity, I made the chocolate tart shell on one day and saved the filling for the next. I even used my own homemade cardamom-pecan biscotti I made weeks before to crumble in the filling. As for the baking itself, I had to leave my tartlets in the oven a bit longer than the recommended time in order to get that dry, crinkly looked.
In the end, the tartlet tasted like a delicious cake-like brownie but with a chewy cookie consistency. Does that make sense? I expected the tartlet to be rather dense, but it was surprisingly light, airy, and creamy. Though I’m not a huge chocolate fan, I did enjoy this tartlet. Good thing I only made two, or I’d have some serious sugar problems!
Overall, these tartlets were pretty easy to put together. So, I upped the ante by making Dorie’s suggestion of crispy cocoa cookies as an added flourish. However, I’m not sure I rolled out the chocolate cookie dough thin enough because these cookies weren’t super crispy like I’d thought. They more “mildly snappish” cookies. They were tasty nonetheless.
To see how other bloggers fared with Julia Child’s chocolate truffle tartlets, check out the Tuesdays with Dorie baking group. Or, head over to this week’s hosts, spike.does.stuff, Good Eats ‘n Sweet Treats, or cookbookhabit to get the recipe.