October 28, 2012

Chocolate Truffle Oreo Tart


Yet another chocolate dessert visits my kitchen today! There is so much happiness while making a rich decadent chocolate dessert and even better when you are surrounded by a bunch of chocoholics who makes cooking for them such a pleasure. After a heavy lunch of Biriyani, what better to cleanse that palate than a smooth chocolate tart that lifts your spirit to another level.

This tart is every chocoholics dream fulfilled with a crunchy layer of Oreo base, a smooth velvety truffle center and a satiny chocolate glaze to finish it off. I have seen a similar recipe in a lot of places online but this is my first time making it and not going to be the last time for a long time. This is the perfect dessert to finish off that valentine evening or even a normal quiet dinner with your loved ones. My friends totally enjoyed this and I am sure you will too. I am sorry I could not take a picture of the sliced tart itself as I wanted to save it for when I serve my guests but rest assured, this will not disappoint that chocolate lover you are inviting soon.  
You will need:
Oreo biscuits powdered in your blender - 2 cups
Melted Butter - 1 cup or slightly less
Dark Chocolate chopped - 255 gms
Fresh Cream - 11/4 cup
Vanilla essence - 2 tsps
Eggs - 2
Salt - a pinch
Roasted chopped almonds - 1/2 cup (optional)

For the glaze:
Chopped chocolate - 50 gms
Fresh Cream - 3 tbsp
Corn Syrup - 1 tsp
Warm water - 1 tsp
First make the tart by mixing together the powdered oreo cookies and the melted butter.
Line the bottom and sides of a 9 inch tart tin and bake in a preheated oven for about 10 minutes.
Leave it to cool for about 20 minutes as you want it to firm up as it cools.

Now make the truffle filling.
This process is like making your Chocolate Ganache.
Boil the cream and pour onto the chopped chocolate.
Stir it well until all the chocolate has melted and combined well with the cream.
In another bowl, whisk together the egg,salt and the essence.
Add to the cooled chocolate mixture stirring well.
Pour into the oreo tart base and bake for about 25 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow it to cool completely for about an hour or so.
Once it is completely cooled, prepare the glaze by boiling the cream and adding to the chopped chocolate.
Stir in the corn syrup and warm water. Pour on top of the baked chocolate and allow to cool in the refrigerator before serving.

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