Tuesdays with Dorie: Soft Chocolate and Raspberry Tart

March 16, 2010 at 1:01 am | Posted in groups, pies & tarts, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 25 Comments

soft chocolate and raspberry tart

For the last five weeks, I’ve had a smile on my face that I haven’t been able to scrub off.  You see, I gave notice at work…five weeks’ notice.  It’s been a long time coming, but my last day is…tomorrow!  I really have only good things to say about my experience at the bakery, but after a year and a half of making cupcakes and brownies, I think it’s time to move on.  After a little break, of course.  I’m excited to go out West to visit my parents…I haven’t seen them since before I started.  I’m excited to have weekend breakfast with my husband…we work opposite schedules, with never a day together.  But first things first….I’m excited to nibble on the Soft Chocolate and Raspberry Tarts that Rachelle of Mommy? I’m Hungry! chose for TWD.

Here, I made individual tartlettes…only because I am in love with my little ring molds.  The shells are pretty shallow, so I left the berries out of the filling (I didn’t want them poking through the top) and just used them as garnish, along with a little mascarpone.  The filling, not quite a straight-up ganache, yet not quite a custard, is baked.  It makes a really delicious basic chocolate tart– one that I’m certain could easily be paired with a lot more than just raspberries.  Just an FYI: my little guys, sans berries, took under fifteen minutes to bake.

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, or read Mommy? I’m Hungry!  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. Thanks for baking along with me this week! Your little marscapone scoop is just so pretty! I think that sounds great, having the berries on the side. =)

    How exciting to give notice (right?), and have fun on your time off!

  2. i love your crust. perfecto! and wow are those raspberries scrumptious looking

  3. As always, your tartelette looks wonderful, and I’m sure it did taste just the same!

    Enjoy your last day at work. New beginnings are always a bit tantalizing, but mostly in a good way, I think! Good luck for the next episode…

  4. Looks very, very delicious! I have never liked big tarts. Love it small like yours. Beautiful photography. Hope you have the most enjoyable break. Have fun!

  5. Congrats! Enjoy your much deserved break. Your tartlette is adorable and I love the picture. Makes me want to lick my computer.

  6. Oh yes, this is the way I should have baked mine. Sans raspberries but on the side. Although my family really seemed to like them baked inside.

    Congratulations on moving on! Can’t wait to hear what’s next.

    p.s.Is that Dorie’s sweet tart crust recipe?

    • thanks, romaine. yes, it’s her sweet tart dough with nuts (i used almonds).

  7. Your little tarts look wonderful. I really liked this with the raspberries but it would lend itself well to so many other combinations! I hope you enjoy your free time. 🙂

  8. Oh it turned out so beautiful!

  9. That looks gorgeous! I didn’t get to bake this week (except for Pi Day), but am enjoying all the lovely creations. Enjoy your free time!

  10. I love the mascarpone against that dark brown chocolate. Great work! And enjoy your break. 🙂

  11. Ciao ! The tartlet is a dream ! And I just wonder about your great future !!!

  12. tons of options beyond just raspberries. Congrats on the new changes in your life. It’s always nice to change to regular hours after living a bakery schedule!

  13. Love the spring form tart. Beautiful with some raspberries and mascarpone garnish. Congrats on eating breakfast with your Hubs again. Even though I was sad to get laid off a couple months ago I have to admit I am really enjoying my time at home, with my husband and connecting with myself again.

  14. Congrats on your new step in life..enjoy the time with your folks too!
    YOur mini tart looks so good, very nice!

  15. You know the peaking raspberries disappointed me when I poured it up. Oh well, I even double checked that I made it correctly. Alas, still there they were. I think your rings make a pretty tartlette, agreed. Perfecto and with mascarpone yummm
    BTW I really hope you enjoy your much deserved break!!! Congratulations.

  16. Love your individual tarts, they look so pretty! I loved this tart but I do agree that there could be so many variations on the recipe. Congratulations on handing in your notice, I wish you good luck in your next venture!

  17. Congratulations on giving your notice and good luck with the next step 🙂 Your tart is gorgeous – very elegant. I skipped the raspberries because they were super expensive but it was still tasty with only the chocolate!

  18. So pretty! I love the mascarpone on top 🙂 And congrats on giving your notice!

  19. Berries and cholocate, another magic combination. These tarts look really nice and the individual portions make them extra special.

  20. CONGRATS on your new future endeavours, i wish you nothing but the best!
    I love the way you present your food, your pictures are AMAZING!
    Keep it up and don’t forget about us while your visiting your parents!

  21. Change is always a good thing. Good luck with new chapter in your life, and enjoy your time off. I’m happy to hear that you’re making time for the important people in your life…enjoy!!!!

    I love how beautiful and refined your tartlette turned out.

  22. Congrats and good luck! Enjoy some time off! And gorgeous tart!

  23. Yipee, no more work 🙂 Your tartlette looks delicious!

  24. Good luck with the next move in your career. I’m sure you’ll find something fantastic to do – how could you not? – but in the meantime, looking forward to the fact you may be able to post a few more delicious desserts? 😉

    Loving this chocolate tart. Anything with chocolate, really!

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