TWD: Chocolate Truffle Tartlets, er...Tart

Chocolate Truffle Tart - approved by 14 year old sons everywhere
TWD: Baking with Julia - Chocolate Truffle Tartlets - or in my case, Chocolate Truffle Tart

A few concerns about the ingredients called for in this recipe.  First, I can't eat bittersweet chocolate. It hurts my mouth and that's just wrong for chocolate to hurt this mouth - especially if I'm the one baking.  Second, no biscotti in the house...anywhere.  I think my 14 year old is to blame for that one. Third, no tartlett pans.

My substitutions worked really well:  I used semi-sweet chocolate chips in place of the bittersweet; Cinnamon Ritz Crackers (really!) in place of the 4 biscotti which added a flavorful crunch, and instead of tartlet pans, I used my 10" springform pan since the recipe had an option to use a 10" tart pan.

The results speak for themselves.  The tart is dense, chocolatey and totally over the top.  Exactly how we like things around here.

We have four hosts this week for TWD: Baking with Julia - check out their blogs for the recipe, tips and results Steph of A Whisk and a Spoon, Spike of Spike Bakes,  Jaime of Good Eats and Sweet Treats, and Jessica of Cookbookhabit.

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iluvsweets  – (February 21, 2012 at 4:41 PM)  

Wow, Ritz crackers. Intersting substitution. I bet they added a nice salty juxtaposition to all that sweet chocolate. Your tart is fabulous. Very creative.

spike  – (February 21, 2012 at 5:15 PM)  

bittersweet hurts your mouth? That's terrible! Glad you found a substitute

Lauren  – (February 22, 2012 at 5:58 AM)  

I like those substitutions, cinnamon, salty, next time I'll try that. laurensplate.wordpress.com

Guyla  – (February 23, 2012 at 2:15 PM)  

You made it work for you! But bittersweet chocolate hurting your mouth? That's sad!

Cher Rockwell  – (February 25, 2012 at 2:24 PM)  

Cinnamon Ritz? I don't think I knew they made them that way. But great substitute. I saw someone used pretzels - kind of the same concept. I like it!

Melissa  – (March 4, 2012 at 8:49 AM)  

Cinnamon ritz - great idea!

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