This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Rachelle of Mommy? I’m Hungry!. She chose Dorie’s Soft Chocolate and Raspberry Tart, which is located on page 354 in Baking: From My Home to Yours. This tart is essentially a thick chocolate ganache poured over raspberries in a tart shell. So, of course, it is going to be spectacular.
For this recipe, I used straight up Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips. I guess you could say it is house rules :) Whenever I bake anything with chocolate, I always use a dark chocolate because both Mike and I prefer it to milk chocolate. I might add that it was a wonderful choice because it matched the raspberries so well.
As luck would have it, Mike and I were attending a Potluck this weekend and I knew that I had to take this. 1) Because it is chocolate and raspberries and needed to leave the house before I ate it all, and 2) a tart seems like something everyone would enjoy. I baked this tart up the day before the potluck since I had to work that morning/afternoon. The tart baked up perfect and only took 35 minutes. I noticed a lot of members had some issues with cooking times, but I had no problem what so ever. Once the tart was cooled, I placed it in the refrigerator. I did this because I knew I wanted to decorated it with whipped cream and raspberries after work and I didn’t want it sitting out on the counter for 12 hours. That kind of thing messes with me, especially since I have worked in the food industry for 10 years, cooking/baking or serving, and am food safety certified for probably the same amount of time.
After I got home from work, I whipped up some stabilized whipped cream and decorated the tart. Initially I was going to cover the entire thing in whipped cream, but realized that it would be a good idea to just do a design since I was pre-cutting. This would show everyone that it was already sliced in individual portions, and they wouldn’t have to bother with trying to slice it.
I thought the tart was fantastic, and I guess everyone did too because I was getting the two thumbs up from people who had their mouths full of tart :)