This week in Baking with Julia we made Chocolate Truffle Tartlets--a chocolate pastry shell filled with a creamy truffle filling, pieces of white and dark chocolate and crumbled biscotti. It's definitely a fancy-pants dessert with wow factor. The recipe wasn't complicated, but it was one in which I had to really pay attention to because there were several things going on at once.
I found the tartlets to be good, but really, really rich. One bite was all I could eat. Dave was able to finish a whole tartlet for dessert, but he did comment that it was really filling. So, if I were to make these again, I'd either make smaller tarts, or plan to serve a half tart per person.
In addition to the chocolate and biscotti mix-ins, I added some cacao nibs because I love their pure chocolate flavor and crunch.
And, even though I only made half of the tart filling, I made the full tart dough recipe. With the leftover dough I made cookies. They were good and tasted like chocolate butter cookies.
There are four hosts this week, so please visit their blogs to see their gorgeous tarts and to get the recipe if you're interested.
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