Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Chocolate Truffle Tartlets


Twinkle, twinkle, little star tart :) Welcome to our 2nd Tuesdays with Dorie baking through the book Baking with Julia. Our featured recipe this week is Chocolate Truffle Tartlets by David Ogonowski.




I was excited to give these a try because I got to use my new star tartlet pans, aren't they cute?



I also used two of my mini heart tartlet pans. I have way too many tart pans! Tarts are just so fun to bake and can be sweet or savory. I think I like the savory tarts a touch better, if they are sweet I prefer them as fruit tarts. Even though Chocolate Truffle Tartlets wouldn't be my first tart choice on a dessert menu, these were pretty yummy and fun to make.





Above is the chocolate tart dough all ready to be rolled out...



Lots of chocolate in this recipe, bittersweet, milk, and white -- oh my! Chocolate overload! After baking them, they almost looked like little Chocolate Brownie Tartlets...




I gussied these up with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a maraschino cherry for the kids. They loved them, success! Picky husband didn't finish his tartlet. He is not a huge chocolate fan. Chocolate desserts are hit or miss for me. This one was pretty good. If you are a chocolate fan I bet you went head over heels for these cute little tartlets. Happy Baking, everyone!






Thank you to our hostesses this week: Steph at A Whisk And A Spoon, Spike at spike.does.stuff, Jaime at Good Eats 'n Sweet Treats, and Jessica at cookbookhabit -- please visit their sites for the recipe if you would like to give these Chocolate Truffle Tartlets a try!


33 comments:

Janis said...

Your tartlets look so delicious -- and topped with whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles? YUM!

Those star-shaped tartlet molds are indeed so cute! I like the heart-shaped ones as well! It's always handy to have pans in a variety of shapes and sizes when you have kids :-)

mireia badia said...

I love the star tartlets, so cute!!! And lovely final touch too :)

Heather said...

Your tarts look great! And I *love* your pans!

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

How cute!!

Carmen
http://bakingismyzen.wordpress.com

Julia said...

Your pans are very cute.

pinkstripes said...

ooh...I like the star tart pans. Cute!

Susan said...

Very cute & creative! Nicely done!

Cheri said...

Love the star - very fun!

Emese said...

The tarts look awesome. So cute, heart and stars. Congrats.

Emese

Peggy said...

Those are the cutest little tart pans! They look really delicious. We loved these and I will definitely be making these again.

Pamela said...

Love the tart pans! Maybe if I put my tart in those cute little pans, my boys would have tried them. They look so good!

Melanie said...

I've never seen star or heart shaped tart pans. Very neat!! I love the way you topped your tartlets. These are very rich & chocolate-y. We are chocolate lovers here so we enjoyed them immensely.

Ei said...

Love the idea of the shaped tart pans, but I have a hard enough time getting tart dough into a circle. A star would blow my skills out of the water. Looks delicious!

Kathy said...

Your tartlets look so beautiful...love the star shaped tart pans!

Flourchild said...

HOw darling ...love love your mini tartlets! Your pans are to cute! I should have jazzed mine up more ;)

Cher Rockwell said...

What fun shapes and cute plating with the whipped cream and sprinkles.

Katie Meier said...

OMG! I need some of those start tart pans. They are the cutest ever!

Heather said...

cute - my daughter would have loved stars

Jennifer said...

LOOK at those star tarts! SOOOO precious!!!!!!

Jen said...

those are adorable, I love the star shape :)

Nana said...

I love the tart pans, so adorable. Your tarts looks
so delicious, great job.

Elaine said...

Your hearts are stars are so very cute! I like that the top of yours crackled like a brownie.

Carolina Little said...

Bravo! Love all the pans!

Karen said...

I love, love, love the star and heart tart pans! It looks like these turned out perfectly. Glad your kiddos liked them! :)

Sara said...

Your tarts are so cute! I love the different shapes :)

Gretchen Noelle said...

SO! ADORABLE! I love the star shaped ones, what a great idea! Now, to get my hands on cute pans like that....

Frolicking Night Owl said...

So fun & cute!!

Dolores said...

I love the star shapes ... and how you made them kid-friendly. I'm sure they were a hit, mine were rather like over-sized candy bars!

Renee said...

Those little tartlet pans are just too darned cute. However did you get the crust formed so perfectly into all the points of the star? Love the addition of the whipped cream and sprinkles too :)

Rebecca said...

Those pans are adorable! I'll add whipped cream to my "should have thought of that" list. I thought these were heavenly.

Amanda said...

These are seriously adorable!

Guyla said...

Love the heart pans!

lauren said...

So cute! Perfect for the kiddos!!

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