Tuesday, February 21, 2012

TWD—Baking With Julia—Chocolate Truffle Tartlets with Oreos and Andes Mints

TWD--Chocolate Tartlets 2-20-12

Tuesdays With Dorie—Baking With Julia today!  This recipe was a little more involved than the first one for white loaves of bread.  The group has decided that each month we’ll just be doing two recipes (instead of weekly) and one will be more difficult or involved than the other.  We all agreed that would work well with our schedules and with Baking With Julia being more involved recipes.  Still having two weeks instead of just one this time around, I waited until yesterday to get to these Chocolate Truffle Tartlets!  When will I learn? ;)

I decided after looking at how decadent this recipe was that I needed to cut it down a bit.  So I only made 1/4 of the recipe, which made two small 3 1/2 inch tarts instead of six!  The recipe called for a little added white chocolate and milk chocolate as well as a chopped up biscotti.  After making a failed recipe for almond biscotti the other day that only had egg whites in it, I decided on some chocolate filled Oreo cookies I had on hand and some chopped up Andes mint chocolates and I thought these tasted great!

Oreos & Andes Mint Chocolate Tartlets 2-20-12

I thought the chocolate crust was good.  Kevin thought it wasn’t sweet enough, but to me it worked well with the sweet filling.  The filling was not really what I thought it would be, I was thinking more of a custard or something.  I thought it was delicious and I’m glad it wasn’t custardy.  It was more like fudge—a nice minty fudge with a little extra crunch from the Oreo cookies!

TWD--Oreo/Andes Mint Chocolate Tartlets

Everyone ate a little tiny slice or two for dessert and the two little tartlets were gone in a flash!

We have a number of bloggers hosting this recipe this month.  You can find the recipe on their blogs.  But I do suggest you just get the book, Baking With Julia.

Spike at Spike Does Stuff

Steph at A Whisk and a Spoon

Jamie at Good Eats & Sweet Treats

Jessica at cookbookhabit

Check out all their tarts!  You can also see a bunch of others on the Tuesdays With Dorie website.

31 comments:

Iva said...

Those tartlets look super chocolaty and super yummy!!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

These are so pretty and they look delicious!

Pamela said...

Oreos...nice! Looks great, katrina. I think the Andes mints sound so good!

Flourchild said...

Looks amazing! Your chocolate looks so dark and delicious!!

Cristine said...

I like the addition of Andes mints! YUM!

Elizabeth said...

The idea of adding mints is inspired! How I wish I had thought to do that too!

Lisa Ernst said...

This is just the kind of dessert that gets me inspired! I actually like that Keven thought it wasn't sweet enough -- I prefer my chocolate desserts less sugary, so this might be perfect. That sliced piece looks oh so wonderful!

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

yummy! that sounds so good, and I would totally only make two, because you know I would eat them all if there were more.

Megan's Cookin' said...

I love that you made yours minty, my daughter would have love your version! She's a big mint lover. Off to go write up my post. I'm a big time procrastinator too! ;)

Isabelle @ Crumb said...

Andes mints and Oreos? You are a freakin' genius. :) Assuming I ever decide to give these tartlets a second chance, I'm totally going to try your version out. Mint + chocolate is one of my favourite combos.

Jodie said...

ooh oreos...

Stephanie B said...

I love the improvisation on these BwJ recipes! I'm not an Oreo fan, but Andes mints are a guilty pleasure of mine... nice idea!

Jessica said...

Oreos and Andes mints...droooool. Thanks for baking along with me this week!

mireia badia said...

Great idea with the oreos!!!!

Wendy (pinkstripes) said...

Oreos and Andes! Wow. They sound like great add-ins. Your tarts look delicious.

Jill said...

I'm really glad the filling wasn't custardy too. Oreos and Andes Mints sound like great additions!

Veronica Miller said...

That picture of the slice is the money shot! That gooey filling--ooooh! Very nicely done.

Im At Home Baking said...

Looks so good! We thought the center was brownie like.

jane said...

I love the idea of Oreos, they look great.

Rachel said...

Oreos and Andes sounds like a combo made in heaven! Cheers, Rachel www.tangerine-tart.blogspot.com

Tracey said...

Yum, chocolate and mint - my favorite combination! I need to try these tarts someday when Shane and I have a major chocolate craving.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Yummy!! Thanks so much for voting for Chris & me - we reeeeeeally appreciate it, Katrina!! :)

Melissa said...

Seriously delicious. I just love Andes mints. And great idea to make a portion of the recipe; I have 4 and a half tarts in the freezer.

hannah said...

These look incredible! Super fudgey and delicious!

xox

Cher Rockwell said...

Andes mints make everything better! Like your additions.

TeaLady said...

What a great idea to add the andes mints. Love it.

Anonymous said...

I love your use of Andes mints! :) Wish I had thought of that too!

Alice @ http://acookingmizer.wordpress.com

Kayte said...

Leave it to you to chocolate up even the chocolate! lol I was sick a week and then gone a week to Big Tens for Matt (on blog with pics) and am just now getting home. Probably post double next time unless I get my act together sooner. Yours look devilishly delightful for all chocolate lovers.

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

like your additions...

~ Carmen
http://bakingismyzen.wordpress.com

lauren said...

Oh mint! Why didn't I think of that?! Great job!

Valerie said...

Chocolatey!! Looks like my kind of dessert.
By the way, I wanna put together a blogger get together soon somewhere in Utah County. I just went to one in SLC and it was fun, but far. Would you be interested in going if it fits into your schedule?