October 9, 2010

More fattening dessert

Next up we have a chocolate ganache tart in a walnut crust. This is a very rich dessert but very simple to make. The filling works great with regular pastry crust and cookie crusts too.

Chocolate Ganache Tart with a Walnut Crust

Walnut Crust:
1 1/2 cups crushed walnuts (I used a blender)
3 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp sugar

1. Mix all ingredients together and push into a tart pan to form a crust.
2. Bake at 350 F for 10 min.

Here's the texture of walnuts that I had:
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It's about 50% finely ground and 50% roughly chopped.

Chocolate Ganache Filling
1 cup of cream (whipping 35% fat)
1 cup of chopped dark chocolate (about 8 oz.)
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Heat the cream on the stove and bring to a slight simmer. Pull off the cream before it begins to boil.
2. Dump the chocolate and vanilla in the cream and stir until smooth.
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3. Pour ganache into your crust and cool until solid (takes quite a few hours).

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This is a great one to make the day before and it freezes really well.

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