Dec 12, 2008

Chocolate tart – believe me it is delicious!

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With holidays at the next bend the count down has already begun to the best time of the year. I can see many families are gearing up for the break and busy scheduling their holiday plans. I was also thinking of going to India during the vacations but since my hubby is tied up with work so we thought postponing it to January. I have always seen my son getting excited about our India trip as lot of things are always on card when the visit is only for a short period.

Since most of the Indian families residing here are taking a break, I thought of having a get together at my place last week. It was due since a long time. It was a girl’s only day out in the afternoon when most of kids are at school. My son was not happy with the idea as he insisted that kids should be an integral part of any party. “Yeah! May be next time” that was my blatant reply!

Coming to the menu I always have a special corner for the desserts and for me it is the final crowning glory. The special dish to be relished in spite of no place left in the tummy. I had made this chocolate tart and even though I had managed to click few pictures of the tart before the party begun, later by mistake I deleted the pictures from my disk. On browsing franticly I was lucky enough to find a picture of a slice.

The recipe is adapted from
http://frenchfood.about.com/od/desserts/r/choctart.htm

No changes made to the original recipe.

Variation - After popping the tart into the oven, I realized that adding orange zest would have been a good idea. The tart varies according to type of chocolates used. I had use semi sweet dark chocolates so it was little bit on the bitter side.
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39 comments:

Uj said...

looks delicious... I am craving for some now!

sowmya said...

wow..that looks delicious..have to try this out..

Happy cook said...

Wow they looks so absloutley and fabulously delicious.
I wouldlove to digg into one of those slices

Rachel said...

The last pics make me crave for it....simple yet the result is so elegant.

Sharmila said...

Oh my! Another beauty! that tart looks so good Shibani :-)

Shreya said...

looks so heavenly.. love chocolate in any form, and the tarts definitely look inviting. hope you get to visit India soon:-)

Kitchen Flavours said...

No need to say believe me, it looks delicious. wish i could smell and lick it off. Nice to know that you had happy girly time.

indosungod said...

Found you through Alka/SindhiRasoi and thanks to her. The choclate tart I do believe you, looks delicious. Happy Holidays!

anudivya said...

This is pretty simple and pretty... I can't wait to try it.

Soma said...

Shibani this looks pretty heavenly. My family is going to dance around if I make this:-)

U haven't posted for quite sometime. missed your posts.

Curry Leaf said...

LOVELY AND TERRIFIC.

Namratha said...

Gorgeous pics Pearls, love the look of the pie! I bet your guests must have enjoyed every bite.

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks wonderful! I really like the dark chocolate in this, so I wouldn't have missed the orange rind :)

Cham said...

Wow what a contrast color! Gorgeous and luxurious slice!

Vaishali said...

Gorgeous, Pearls. That tart looks so good, I'd likely eat it all up at one sitting. I love bitter chocolate, so it sounds just perfect to me.

delhibelle said...

I believe you, this must have tasted awesome!

SriLekha said...

looks delicious and yum!
added u to my blogroll!

Priya said...

Woww i love this...delicious..wat a bunch of awesome clicks...

Usha said...

Wow this looks so fabulous...love anything with chocolate so this is a must try recipe :-)

Uma said...

wow, look who is having a lot of fun! The tart came out so perfect and yummy! Sorry to hear that you deleted some good pics of the tart. Just the pic of slice is enough to tickle our taste buds.

Pragyan said...

I am back..was away on my exams prep..got done today. This looks great..important thing - if the rest of my exam gets done by January, I will also be making an India trip in Jan or Feb. Hope I can get to meet you if we are in Bhubaneswar at the same time..Amen!

Srivalli said...

yeah I believe you!..looks great!..wish you pass me that..:))

meeso said...

You don't have to convince me, it looks perfectly delicious!!!y

Sunshinemom said...

Amazing!! I believe you - how can this not taste great?! Beautiful clicks too:)

Premyscakes said...

It looks delicious, no doubt verymuch mouth watering.

Alka said...

I generally don't fancy sweet things to bite, but this look so gorgeous that i cudn't hold myself from commenting on it..the strawberries gives such a royal effect to the capture !

Jo said...

Shibani, the choc tart looks absolutely delicious! Also great pictures as usual.

DEESHA said...

looks delicious

Arfi Binsted said...

oh YES. I BELIEVE it! LOVE it at most hehehe

Passionate About Baking said...

Can't see the pic for some reason...but you sound like you had fun. The tart sounds far too delicious!!

Aparna said...

I absolutely believe you, Shibani. How could something that's chocolate and looking like that be anything else?

Daziano said...

Yeah, orange zest would be great, orange and chocolate is a perfect match!!!

Happy Holidays!

yasmeen said...

Delectable Slice of Tart!It must be wonderful to have friend over for such a lovely treat:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Looks so Delish!. Nice recipe. Turned out perfect for u. YUM! Awesome pictures...

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is so good. Nice recipe. Awesome pictures. Turned out perfect for u.

Geri said...

Love the idea of a chocolate tart. It really looks good!

Kevin said...

Nice looking chocolate tart!

Dibs said...

Wish you a very happy new year!

ranji said...

I BELIEVE U!!!absolutely delicous..loved the presentation :)..i definitely want a piece of that!!!:)