March 16, 2013 by Giulietta
I keep talking about short pastry, but this time in a different way, with a recipe dedicated to chocoholics.
I don’t fall into this group (I know, I attended a pastry class, but I do prefer savory food - ironic, uh?!), but I have to admit that it’s really hard to say no to a slice of this tart, a crisp short pastry shell filled with a soft and voluptuous dark chocolate mousse. Its flavors are well balanced and the tart is not at all cloying, so it earned my full approval.
The credit of this recipe goes to Cristina, aka Zucchero & Sale. However, I used my short pastry recipe for tart (slightly different from the cookie one), I increased the dose for the filling (but I kept the proportions) and I topped it my way, with colorful and sour fruits, alkekengi, a perfect combination.
Category Cakes and pies, Chocolate, Dessert and Sweets, Tarts | Tags: alkekengi,cakes and pies,chocolate,dark chocolate,dessert and sweets,short pastry,tartes,whipping cream | 4 Comments
May 23, 2011 by Giulietta
Some time ago I received a pack of buckwheat flour, and I was waiting for the right inspiration for a special dessert, which would enhance its strong taste, a little bitter, and its authenticity. I was thinking about making cookies (I don't exclude to propose them in the future, since I have some buckwheat flour left), but then I thought of a really wholesome dessert, simple and hyper-adaptable, so I decided to make a tart.
And, to go well with the strong scent of buckwheat and the sweetness of the short pastry, I chose a jam that was sweet, but not too much, with some sour aftertaste, which created a perfect combination (IMHO): I chose, in fact, a raspberry jam (raspberries were from Trentino Alto Adige), sweet to the right point with the sharp accent that I was looking for.
The result is a simple, tasty, not at all cloying dessert, perfect for breakfast, dessert or tea time.
Category Cakes and pies, Dessert and Sweets, Jam, Tarts | Tags: buckwheat,cakes and pies,dessert and sweets,jam,raspberry,tartes,Trentino Alto Adige | 22 Comments