Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Chocolate Crunched Caramel Tart

I loved Gilmore Girls, and I'm not sure how I got there, but I found a site of Gilmore Girls chocolate quotes. I think this one is pretty illustrative of my baking experience :)

SOOKIE: [giggling] It was so funny. Oh God! Do you remember?
LORELAI: I remember.
SOOKIE: What was Rory, eight?
LORELAI: I believe she was.
SOOKIE: Oh god, that mud pie fiasco haunted me for a year! I mean, hers looked just like mine. Of course I used you know, homemade chocolate cookies, bittersweet ganache and she used well, mud. You know, but they did look damn similar.

I don't have a tart pan, so I made a pie and subbed toasted pecans for the peanuts, but otherwise kept to the recipe. This was an incredibly rich tart - I can't remember the last time I had such a candy-like dessert! Thanks to Carla of Chocolate Moosey for selecting this week's recipe!


chocolatechic said...

I heart the Gilmore Girls...heart, heart, heart them.

Megan said...

Candy bar-like is a perfect analogy for this dessert.

Too bad no one in my house liked it.

Shandy said...

Very cute about the Gilmore girls and the mud pies =). Your tart is perfect and love the pecan addition!

LyB said...

Oh, definitely candy-like, especially right out of the fridge. Yours looks like it has an almost 50/50 ratio of caramel to ganache. That's my kinda tart! :)

Jules Someone said...

Your layers look perfect! Nice job!

Anonymous said...

Your tart looks wonderful! Just like something the Gilmore Girls would pig out on while watching a movie! Thanks for the link - I miss the GGs!

margot said...

Ha! Really, how would you find a site full of GG chocolate quotes? I miss that show! Anyway, your tart (or pie) looks great, it's making me wish I still had some left.

TeaLady said...

Tart/pie looks perfect. It was like a candy bar, wasn't it. And that's not a bad thing. Love the idea of pecans.