Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Chocolate-Coconut Tart - Tuesdays with Dorie

This tart was born of the author's craving for an American Mounds bar while she was in Paris. The popular candy bar, similar to Canada's Bounty bar, consists of a moist, chewy coconut filling enrobed in chocolate. Dorie added a sweet and crunchy cookie crust to these components to create this tart.
I made a small tart as only my husband and I enjoy coconut, and enjoy it we did! The filling was creamy and rich in coconut flavour (I loved the trick of toasting coconut in the microwave!) and the ganache topping was smooth and silky. And then there was Dorie's foolproof tart crust. Delicious!

The recipe is from Dorie Greenspan's book, Baking Chez Moi. Visit TWD to see what everyone else made this week.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Saint-Pierre Poppy Seed Cake - Tuesdays with Dorie

We're starting the year at Tuesdays with Dorie, Baking Chez Moi edition, with a simple but delicious cake that was a pleasure to make; it required only a couple of bowls, a whisk, and only a few minutes of time and it filled my kitchen with the lovely fragrance of oranges.
We really enjoyed this cake. It was dense but moist with the nutty crunch of poppy seeds and the subtle flavour of orange. This is another recipe from this book that I would make again.

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