Saturday, January 26, 2013

Red Pepper Chocolate Tart


Chocolate Tart 
Red Pepper Chocolate Tart
Red Pepper Chocolate Tart
Who loves chocolate knows that it is not just something you simply eat with heavenly pleasure.  It is alive, it breathes and has a heart beat.  Just one bite and suddenly you reach an intimate connection.  That’s when it ceases to enchant your throat and starts a diaologue through words of aroma, essence, gusto, pungency, savor, spiciness, sweetness, bitterness, tang and zing.  I’ll stop here.

This time I’ve decided  to make single portion chocolate tarts with a zing peppery touch.  A dash of red pepper in the shortcrust, a dash in the sponge filling and a dash on top. At first you can hardly taste the red pepper, it hits you softly only in the after taste and when you realize it’s there it calls for another bite and before you know it, it’s gone!  This is why the choice of a single portion tart, you stick with what you have and can’t go for another slice, which avoids the looking at the scale for any extra weight gaining.  Although even a single portion doesn’t easily get off the thighs.
Red Pepper Chocolate Tart*
For ingredients see image above.  Dose for 6 tarts.

For the shortcrust follow the procedure here.

For the filling:  bring the milk to a boil, remove from heat and pour over the chocolate.  Whisk until chocolate has completed melted.  Blend the softened butter and sugar until fluffy, then add egg and continue mixing.  Add the red pepper, the shifted flour and baking powder and finally gently fold in the chocolate.  Mix until all ingredients have blended in.  Fill the tarts remaining below the rim (see  image).  Bake in the oven at 180°C for circa 20 minutes.  

10 comments:

  1. your recipes are great but you colloquial explanation is really insuperable, keep going this way ;-)

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  2. Elvira - thanks for stopping by With A Spin. Your chocolate tart looks yummy.

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    1. I'll be stopping by often, I noticed you have some really tempting recipes I need to try out.
      Elvira

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  3. Cielo! Queste tartellette sono davvero invitanti, complimenti e felice di conoscerti :)

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    1. Il piacere e' mio Marina! Ci vengo spesso da te, fra l'altro abbiamo piu' cose su cui la pensiamo allo stesso modo. A presto :-)
      Elvira

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  4. Si può esimersi dal provarle?
    No, decisamente non potrò esimermi!

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    1. La cioccolata e' gia' un peccato che indulge al vizio della gola, ma sarebbe un peccato superiore esimersi da essa. Dai provale queste tortine e fammi sapere se ti son piaciute! Ci tengo. A presto Reb! :-)

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  5. con queste tortine il mondo diventa davvero migliore ^_^
    complimenti per il blog!!!!!!
    a presto :)

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    1. Grazie gelida anolina..ma quanto mi piace questo tuo nome! Mi vengo a fare subito una passeggiata da te :-)

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