Oops! I somehow forgot to make a post for this week’s recipe! Probably because I made it so far in advance, for Valentine’s Day (like so many of us did). Honestly I didn’t realize this was considered the more difficult recipe until I read someone say it. This was much more in my comfort zone than the bread. Even though I’ve never made a dry dough like this where you rub it with your hand to make it magically come together on the counter, I felt quite at ease with the whole process. And I’m glad I had to make this.. because I wouldn’t have chosen it myself. All that stuff (including white chocolate, which I’m not a fan of) in the filling sounds like way too much to me. But the mix-ins actually ended up being my favorite part. Weird.
2 oz. each of white chocolate, almond biscotti, and milk chocolate chips
The tarts before baking…
After the allotted cooling time, the tart was all gooey and almost raw-tasting. It was like a lava cake without the cake. I didn’t like it at all and was really disappointed because I had stayed up really late to make these. I think I finished at about 3 am? I was over it.
But after a night in the fridge the tarts transformed into dense truffles studded with white chocolate and almond biscotti (my milk chocolate chips practically vanished). They were about a million times better. phew~ My family didn’t love them to death or anything though. My mom ate a single bite, said it was too rich, and never tried them again. I had to keep reminding people to eat them. I liked them though.. and probably ended up eating more than anyone.
Anyways, this one was a lot of fun. Till next time~