First off, this week's Chocolate Cream Tart chosen by Kim of Scrumptious Photography. Kim has an amazing blog, and is one of the blogs that has gotten me into this photography kick where I just want to learn more and more (and keep buying more and more gear!). You can get the recipe from her blog here. So I went with the chocolate shortbread crust as suggested by Dorie, it was my first time making this crust and it was so easy, especially with my super duper Kitchenaid Food Processor.
I made the custard this evening (last minute Lorelei here), chilled it in the fridge for a few hours, then made my hubby taste a piece on his way out the door to pick up a friend from the airport so I could photograph it and blog about it before it wasn't Tuesday anymore (that's why hubby we couldn't wait till you both returned!). He LOVED it. He got the whipped cream topping on his - I didn't put it on the whole tart because then it doesn't last as long. I did add some caramel sauce on the bottom of the tart before adding the custard, and well, that didn't really work - it squirted all over the place and made a huge mess - so will not win a beauty contest, but does make the tart a little more turtle like. Great tart, thanks Kim.
As most of you know, last week's TWD was Four Star Chocolate Bread Pudding chosen by Lauren of Upper Eastside Chronicle. I made this in two disposable 8x8 baking tins so that I could give them away to two recipients, which I did, and used a brioche loaf that I picked up at a French bakery nearby. They were well recieved - after all the good press on this recipe, I am going to have to try this dairy free someday.
Check out the TWD blogroll here to see all the other TWD posts about these great chocolate desserts. Next month we are off the chocolate fixation until the end of the month, phew!