Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Strawberry Truffle Tart

Well, here is my great Valentine's Day dessert this year! I seem to have a theme going for Valentine desserts: lots of chocolate, strawberries, and heart-shaped. Well, it makes sense, doesn't it? Here I have a chocolate truffle tart with fresh sliced strawberries, chocolate heart truffles, whole strawberries, and chocolate filigree hearts. Now this may sound tedious and like a lot of work, but it really isn't. This recipe is composed of several simple and quick aspects, but put them together and you get a really special, impressive-looking, chocolaty Valentine dessert. I began with a chocolate crumb crust for the tart, in an 8x8 inch pan. I lined this with sliced strawberries. Then I put the chocolate truffle filling over top and refrigerated it until firm. I then cut the tart out into heart shapes. I choose a few whole strawberries for garnish. I also whipped up a quick batch of my chocolate truffles, and shaped them into hearts to go alongside the tart. With some extra melted chocolate, I made some chocolate filigree hearts to add a little to the design and heart theme. Simple. Put them all together and voila! you've got a stunning sweet dessert.
I can feature some of the other aspects of my dessert later this week, or maybe even next week, or maybe sometime later if I find this Valentine's theme is dragging on a bit too long, as these aren't necessarily Valentine-oriented treats.

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