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!
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.