This week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe is a chocolate lover's dream come true. Rich, decadent, a total guilty pleasure. Make this for someone special in your life and they'll love you forever.
Both the crust and filling were fairly simple to make (unless you are a total novice, in which case you may want to watch David Ogonowski prepare these tarts on Julia Child's show before you jump in. Here are the links: Part 1, Part 2). I made the crust dough first (it came together easily), then stored it in the freezer for a week before thawing it overnight in the refrigerator and baking it the next day. The filling took a little longer to assemble, but that might just be in my case because I made it late at night and kept confusing myself (I know I'm not the only one who does that...right?). At the end of the day my efforts were rewarded - my tartlets came out better than I could've hoped for. It's got a texture that's somewhere between a mousse and a brownie, not to mention the rich, chocolate-y flavor, and a flaky crust that just won't quit. If a brownie and a pie had a love child, it would be these tartlets. If all that isn't enough to convince you that you need these in your life ASAP, I could also mention that the filling is studded with small chunks of white chocolate, milk chocolate and biscotti. That may sound like overkill, but it works. Don't ask me how, just trust. Have I ever steered you wrong? Don't answer that.
You can find the recipe for these tartlets on Steph, Spike, Jaime and Jessica's blogs, as well as on pages 382-383 of Dorie Greenspan's Baking With Julia.