I had guests for dinner this week-end so I had to find something yummy to eat. The possibilities can be endless in the array of desserts. But since my children or husband do not care for fruit desserts, I had to find something to make. The problem was time again… Well, I did not really want to spend my day in the kitchen. I wanted to find something good, but fast to make, and my children wanted chocolate so i decided to go for a bittersweet chocolate tart with a mixed berry salad.
Ingredients: 1 pie crust dough, 1 cup of heavy cream, 16 oz of chocolate chips ( bittersweet preferably), 1 cup of raspberry, 1 cup of blackberry, 4 tbsp of granulated sugar.
Materials: the 3 7/8 inch round cutter, the tart tray, the pastry bag, one of the fancy opening, the demarle whip, the demarle bowl, 1 medium sized bowl.
Spread the pie dough, and with the scalloped round cutter, cut the individuals tarts. Place them in the mold. Pierce the bottom of the pie with a fork. Bake in the oven at 325 for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, place the heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for 2 minutes. Be careful that the cream does not boil over. Pour the cream over the chocolate.
Let it rest for a minute to let the chocolate melt. Stir and whip until the mixture is very smooth. Pour the chocolate mixture in the pastry bag, and fill up the individuals pies counterclockwise. Decorate as you wish.
Mixed berries salad: in a medium sized bowl, place the berries and the sugar and mix well.
To serve, place one tartlet on a dessert plate, place 2 tbsp of fruit salad in one corner, vanilla ice-cream or whipped cream in the other corner. Enjoy!!! you will…. I promise;-)
Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!