Monthly Archives: February 2012

Chocolate Truffle Tartlets


I am thrilled to share my first foray into baking with the TWD (Tuesdays With Dorie ) Baking with Julia group.  Be sure to purchase the book Baking With Julia written by Dorie Greenspan to get the magnificent recipes which will be presented in this blog.  I am a novice baker and this book teaches basic techniques along with glorious photographs of the finished creations. What an amazing resource for the home baker!

If you are as crazy about chocolate as I am, you will fall for these spectacular Chocolate Truffle Tartlets.  The name says it all.  These scrumptious, intensely chocolate-y tartlets are heavenly! A dreamy filling of bittersweet chocolate combined with “bursts” of milk chocolate, white chocolate and amaretti nestled within a rich cocoa-based pastry crust!  Need I say more?  The house smelled like a chocolate factory.  It reminded me of when our family visited Wilbur’s Chocolate Factory in Lititz Pennsylvania after spending some time in Hershey and Chocolate World.  Smells surely evoke memories!  It wasn’t easy waiting until dessert to sample these.  And, the presentation!  Just add a scoop of good vanilla ice cream on a warm tartlet garnished with a strawberry.  A perfect Valentine’s Day creation! Now that is what I call

L – O – V  E !

The ingredients are assembled!

Only the best dark chocolate!

All baked!


If you are interested in reading more about this recipe check out these blogs: Steph, Spike, Jaime and Jessica’s! Or find it on pages 382-383 of Dorie Greenspan’s Baking With Julia.


Tuesdays with Dorie


I am very excited to have joined the Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) group.  Our plan is to bake through the entire book Baking With Julia – two recipes per month that the group chooses.   It is extremely comforting to know that we are embarking on this delicious journey together.  I am totally thankful for the support of this group – especially since I am not only a novice to the world of blogging, but to baking as well.  I know that there will be many “firsts” in my future, and I hope you will drop in and join me from time to time.  I missed the first recipe that the group baked- a scrumptious pair of White Loaves –but I definitely plan on baking it soon. The breads looked so inviting! I need to bake some for my family ASAP!   Stay tuned for our next recipe – Chocolate Truffle Tartlets, an intense chocolate-y experience – perfect for Valentine’s Day! If you are a chocoholic like me (chocolate is my weakness- I need some everyday), I know that you will love this treat.  Chocolate pastry shell, bittersweet filling and crunchy bites of white and milk chocolate and crunchy amaretti within a tartlet that will wow your friends and loved ones!