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!
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!
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.