Friday, January 8, 2010
And Then There's Chocolate
.....And then there's chocolate. Nothing is so bad that a well placed chocolate can't solve. I'll take mine truffullar. This truffle tart is just what the Doctor ordered. The Witch Doctor. I'll be working on different versions all week as I have book group, and a friend's birthday brunch. This version has an oreo crust and is a mix of dark and milk chocolate. I think the next iteration will have a tea biscuit crust, and may have a touch of Grand Marnier mixed in for a citrusy pop- or maybe kahlua? Decisions, decisions...
Crush 1 c. oreo cookies and mix in pie plate with 1/4 c. melted butter. Press down on bottom and sides of plate to form crust. Set aside. In a double boiler over simmering water, heat 2. cups of chocolate chips (I used 1 1/2 c dark 1/2 c. milk) stirring until smooth and melted. Slowly add 1 c. heavy cream, stirring well until all combined. Mix in 1 tsp. vanilla and 2 egg yolks and stir until well blended. Cook over heat until thickened annd hot- about 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Pour into crust. Refrigerate until firm- serve with whipped cream, ice cream, or stress.
Picture coming soon.