Tuesday, July 6, 2010

TWD: Tarte Noire



My take on this week's recipe:
-Used a sugar cookie recipe for the crust
-Baked it in rectangle pan instead of a tart pan
-Made the chocolate ganache using a higher ratio of chocolate to cream so it would be firmer and therefore cut into bars more easily
-Sprinkled it with chopped nuts for texture and decoration

For the original recipe, check out Dharmagirl at Bliss Delicous Life. She's responsible for this week's simple yet sophisticated pick.

I wanted to make mine slightly less sophisticated. Sometimes you don't want the super-fancy look, just like with clothing. Even though you might be able to pull off a little black dress and stilettos, you wouldn't want to make it a part of your daily wardrobe.... or maybe you do... but for me, not so much. I'll save that for special occasions, just like this tart. I dressed it down because I wasn't going anywhere fancy - just to our lunchroom at work - where it was much appreciated in its cookie/bar form.

19 comments:

Jennifer said...

Ohhhhhh-I LOVE what you did with the tart. This was a dangerously addictive treat!

Susan said...

Love your spin on this recipe!! I will have to give it a try. I thought about nuts, but added caramel instead. :)

Jennifurla said...

The crust looks delicious

The Mortensens said...

I like your changes. I like chocolate best with something in or on it!

Kimberly Johnson said...

What a fantastic variation! Brilliant idea to make bar cookies.

SiHaN said...

I'm loving the firmness of the ganache and the ratio of the crust to ganache. Lovely. I could munch on a few more pieces of that.

mike said...

A fantastic variation! I love what you did to it - doesn't everyone love a bar cookie? Wonderful!

AmyRuth said...

What a fabulous idea and whoa it looks so decadant! Even if dressy casual. LOL (for the office). Either way a really good idea. Cookie Bars a la Nutty-Noire. YEE-HAW
AmyRuth

theeclecticconnoisseur said...

Your "dressed down" tart looks delish!

TeaLady said...

VERY creative. And some awesome ideas.

Clivia said...

I love your variation on this dessert. The squares are gorgeous!

Cakelaw said...

A brilliant twist on this simple recipe - bravo!

Lynnylu said...

Interesting take on the Tarte Noire! Yum! Great job on making the recipe your own.

Romaine said...

This gives me an idea. I have a favorite shortbread base I make all the time with different toppings. Now I will try the chocolate ganache on top. Will definitely be better than the melted chocolate chips I usually use. You are so smart!!!

Lauryn said...

Your bars look great! And you are very smart. I couldn't find anyone to eat my tart. I bet if I had unfancified it, people would have been more likely to sample! Oh well!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

mmm...that's a great treat to take to work!

~Nikki~ said...

Looks de-lish... just hand me a glass of milk!

Jannett said...

Wonderful rendition of this recipe...♥

dharmagirl said...

i love your version, and i love your fashion analogy. the dressing down looks equally sophisticated, and very approachable. thanks for baking with me!