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TWD/Baking with Julia :Chocolate Truffle Tartlets February 21, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — jane @ 12:49 pm

Post number 2 for TWD/Baking with Julia:  Chocolate TruffleTartletts.

I was looking forward to trying this choice as I love chocolate and have many small tart pans that get very little use. I made the crust in my Cuisinart and it came together easily. I left it in the refrigerator over night and then began the process of rolling out the dough. This went along pretty well as I had read that if it cracked I could just push it back together. I had the right amount of dough to make 6 tarts. After refrigerating them, I put them in the oven to bake. I began the process of making the filling. This too seemed quite easy. I left out the biscotti and used the 2 chocolates. I put the filling in the crust and thought it seemed a bit short for filling all six. They were decent but not to the top. After letting them sit I tried to release them from the pan, this was fairly easy on some and not so easy on others. I decided to chill them for a while and this seemed to help with the release process. I had to take a taste, YUM!!!! This was really good. I had thought it might be on the intense side but to my surprise it was light and smooth. I gave some to my kitchen helper who is not a big fan of chocolate and the response was positive. In conclusion I was pleased with the results of this project. I am not sure if I need to use more butter to grease the pans or I baked them too long. Definitely worth another try.

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12 Responses to “TWD/Baking with Julia :Chocolate Truffle Tartlets”

  1. Piebird Says:

    I didn’t have to butter the pans at all (plenty of butter in the dough). Be careful, if you chill too long they can get stuck in the pan (butter hardens).

  2. mireia Says:

    They look great! I’m sure you enjoyed them!

  3. It’s always fun to have a chance to use special kitchen equipment. Glad you enjoyed these!

  4. Heather Says:

    Your tarts look great!

  5. Lori Says:

    I used the Cuisinart for the crust, too. Very easy. If you make these again, please post about it!

  6. Cheri Says:

    I know I rarely use those little tins so it was fun to put them to use. Your tarts look delicious!

  7. Cher Says:

    The processor definitely made the crust a breeze..
    And it was neat to use the smaller pans for a change (although, I think it would have been easier to make one big one…)

  8. Katrina Says:

    I shouldn’t look at more of these a couple days after posting, makes me want to make them again! 😉

  9. Alice Says:

    try buttering the pans and then putting flour over the butter and bang out the excess flour, and they should release much more easily 🙂 I hope that helps! I just do that for almost all of my baked goods these days and its the perfect fix to ensure that your baked goods will come out of the pans as desired 🙂

  10. Wendy Says:

    Your tartlets look good. YUM.


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