I found this chocolate tart recipe in the same "blue-haired-twenty-plus-year-old-cookbook" (that my grandma gave me). It's my dusty treasure of a cookbook.
Our friends invited us to dinner. They requested we bring a "small chocolate dessert". Now what does that mean exactly? Is "small" a Hershey's Kiss? Or was this a request for something other than a HUGE 4 layer chocolate torte? Although I would have loved to remake the simple Chocolate Torte Recipe , I thought putting these in the small tart pans made this a "small chocolate dessert."
This chocolate tart recipe is for a standard tart pan. But it turned out perfect in the little tart pans. I got 7 tarts from it.
If you don't have amaretto - no worries! (see the substitutions section below.) And if you are thinking of buying some - GO! I have tons of amaretto recipes on my site. And your bottle will get plenty of use here!
Thanks for stopping by! And I hope you give these little guys a try!
* 1/4 cup unsalted butter cut into cubes
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 1 cup of finely ground almonds
* 1/2 cup of flour
* 1 Tbsp Amaretto
* 3 Tbsp of flour
* 1/2 cup sugar
* dash salt
* 1 cup scalded milk
* 1 ounce UN sweetened chocolate, melted
* 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
* 1 Tbsp butter
* 1 Tbsp amaretto
* 1/2 whipping cream
* 2 Tbsp sugar
* 1 Tbsp Amaretto
* 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
* Cream the butter and sugar until smooth.
* Add the nuts and flour - mix well.
* Add amaretto and mix until the dough forms a ball.
* Press the dough evenly into the tart pan.
* Allow the dough to rest in the freezer for 30 mins, or the 'fridge for 1 hour.
* Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put the tart shell on a cookie sheet and bake for 20- . Or until golden.
* Cool for about 5 minutes then remove the rim and cool the shell completely on the rack.
* Mix the flour, sugar and salt.
* Gradually add the milk and chocolate and heat over moderate heat until the mixture reaches a boil, stirring constantly.
* Boil for 2 minutes, then remove from heat
* Add the egg yolks, then return to heat for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
* Cool slightly and add butter and liqueur.
* Pour into tart shell and cool
* 1/2 cup of whipping cream
* 2 Tbsp of sugar
* 1 Tbsp. Amaretto
Well you can't do that with this chocolate tart recipe crust - because then you would have no crust! But if the question is about a *normal* crust versus this crust listed here - then yes, you can but.... That is what set this chocolate tart recipe apart from the normal "tarts" - the ground almonds. It gives this tart that distinct flavor that Italian dessert recipes have. But your choice ;-)
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