A few of my friends and I got together to have a potluck before the holiday craze started and at first, there were more of us going! But 3 of them ended up having to be out of town/were busy for various reasons but I still ended up making 3 different dishes for the potluck! And I’m glad I did! It gave me a chance to try recipes I had pinned but never had an occasion to make. Enter this chocolate tart:
I got the recipe from Pinterest, as usual but never thought I would get a chance to make it since I didn’t have a tart pan and had no plans to buy one anytime soon. But I borrowed a tart pan from my coworker and made this tart!
I definitely modified the recipe a little – I always reduce the sugar when I bake and in this case, I omitted it completely. I also scrapped the corn syrup for the glaze on top. Another change was that I had an 11 inch tart pan and the recipe called for a 9 inch one.
Start by crushing the graham crackers-
And press into the pan and bake!
While the crust was baking, I started making the filling:
And tossed the chocolate in after the milk had come to a boil.
I slowly spooned the filling into the crust because I was scared that if I had poured the filling in, the crust would’ve gone all over the place!
This is what the tart looked like after it finished baking:
So I proceeded to make the glaze, hoping that it would cover the bubbles. This is where I completely changed the recipe. I usually make a ganache from just butter and chocolate and it turns out great! So I tried making a ganache with the remaining evaporated milk and 4 ounces of chocolate. I also threw some butter in.
After everything melted together, I spooned the glaze on top:
So the crust didn’t quite stay intact all the way but it was still delicious! It had that great dark-chocolatey flavor where its slightly bitter. Great texture, almost fudgey! It lasts for a very long time in the fridge – I brought the leftovers in to work and we ate it for about 4 days.
I had a lot of fun baking this tart – but I don’t know if I’d make it again in such a large pan!
I’ll be sharing the other 2 dishes I made later on – most likely in 2014!