Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate Crunched Caramel Tart

I'm running around in a whirlwind of things to do so I'll keep it short and sweet.

Sweet tart dough, easy but still a pain when my mini-chopper isn't big enough to pulse the dough and even though my blender has a pulse setting it doesn't work. The dough got mixed by hand but turned out fine.

Chocolate ganache, couldn't be easier or tastier. Mmmm, chocolate. Caramel, really fun to make and pretty easy. My didn't smoke but it smelled a little burnt while cooking. In the end it was fine, mine was a little more toffee-like than chewy caramel.
Instead of peanuts I used toasted pecans, so the tart was a little like a Turtle candy.

My tart pan was 2" bigger than the one used in the recipe so the caramel didn't cover the entire bottom. Next time I'll either use a smaller pan or make more caramel. Probably make more caramel.
Thank you to Carla of Chocolate Moosey. This was a delicious selection and making the caramel was fun. I never get tired of homemade caramel!

7 comments:

spike. said...

I say make more caramel next time- you can never have too much of this tart! looks gorgeous

Teanna said...

April, it looks gorgeous! And your site looks beautiful! I love the redesign!

pinkstripes said...

Oh yum, your tart looks fabulous.

Flourchild said...

What a delicious looking tart. Im gald you enjoyed it. Sorry you burnt you finger too.

Shandy said...

I LOVE your cake plate and your tart! Pecans added to make the tart taste like a turtle? Delicious!

Rachel said...

I was low on caramel as well. And probably could have used more nuts. Your tart looks great!

lynseym said...

it was so good.