Chocolate Espresso or Mousse Tarts with fresh Raspberries
Friday August 10, 2012
Do you ever wish for something and then when you get it decide you didn't ACTUALLY want it?
It's raining today. We totally need rain. The grass on my street is begging for it. My garden is on it's hands and knees. I've been doing my rain dance every day. It isn't pretty.
And VOILA! there is rain! Today! And apparently all weekend (although I am secretly hoping the weather man is wrong- like he has been all summer). I kinda want the clouds to go away and there to be sunshine. Boo-urns. Go away rain.
I may have motives that require there to be no rain. I'm heading up north this weekend and would prefer there to be sunshine and clear skys. Clouds are not conducive to sunbathing and reading books on the dock. I am tired of blinding people when I walk down the street... You could probably see me from space.
It also happens to be the meteorite shower this weekend (so I am totally not just wishing this for my own enjoyment! I want YOU to enjoy it too!
In the meantime, while I am stuck indoors waiting for the clouds to part, I made you a tart. Make that TWO tarts. I was feeling generous. Or maybe I was actually procrastinating and putting off finishing up my final paper and presentation for my degree. I'll never tell.
There are two options: you can make a baked chocolate espresso tart (top photo) OR a creamy and smooth chocolate mousse tart (bottom photo). I leave the decision with you. There is no wrong answer here.
Not a fan of chocolate? NEVER FEAR! try my Pear Custard Tart or my Lemon Curd Tart. Both are delicious.
Recipe: Baked Chocolate Espresso TartMakes 1 13.5 inch rectangular tart or 1 9-inch round (use pans with a removeable bottom)