Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Quick Classic Berry Tart Version 2.0

One night last week, when we were both working a lot and under insane amounts of pressure, we ate this for dinner:


Let me back up. Last Wednesday a great dessert was discovered. We came home at about the same time.

"How was your day?"

"Crazy.  We discovered two errors totaling $7 million. People in my office, both phone lines ringing. You know. How about yours?"

"I did an international wire online that the bank turned into a completely different amount.  I was on the phone with customer service for hours and then I had to go to the bank to fix it. At least, I hope it's fixed."

You've heard of breakfast for dinner. At our house last Wednesday, it was dessert for dinner. And I owe it all to my fellow bloggers. Cristine at Cooking with Cristine chose Dorie's Quick Classic Berry Tart for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. And my blogging friend Nancy has influenced me so much that I had both a mini tart shell and chocolate ganache in the freezer. And for an even more satisfying tart, I made this with organic berries from my CSA box:

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I had baked the tart shell the night before, so it only took 5 minutes to assemble the tart. 90 seconds in the microwave to melt the ganache, wash and slice a few berries, and assemble. Brushing it with jam was only for show. If I wasn't posting it, I would have skipped that.

We split it for dinner, and both felt much better. We each still had problems to deal with at work, but I think Cristine's pick made an awful day end on a very happy note. Thanks, Cristine! This is definitely in our top 5 Dorie desserts.

29 comments:

Marthe said...

Chocolate Ganache filling? Yum!!! Loks soooo good!!!

Clivia said...

Wow! And I wasted all that time making pastry cream. Yours looks much nicer.
Love your new blog layout!

rebecca said...

Oh my, you both had quite the day... but your dinner looks delectable!

Rachel said...

The ganache looks incredible! I love strawberries and raspberries. Perfect dinner! ;)

Mary Ann said...

How inventive! I love that you used ganache with the berries.

TeaLady said...

Raspberries and Chocolate. Awesome!! And you both deserved it after the day y'all had!!

Tart looks beautiful.

Kayte said...

Oh, look at all those wonderful berries...I wish I had those right now. I figured people would find a way to "chocolate this up" a bit this week. I just didn't know it would be you! Great photo of it all, too!

Flourchild said...

Dang girl thats a tough day at the office! But your tart made up for it, it's so pretty and I love the chocolate part the best!

Mary said...

Oh Miss Leslie, raspberries and chocolate on a tart served for dinner...you had me at hello...brilliant.

Di said...

Mmm, I love chocolate and berries. I took the harder route than yours, and made chocolate pastry cream. Now I just need to assemble it so we can eat it. Glad to hear the tart makes up for bad days; we've had a bunch of those here lately.

Tia said...

oh you REBEL! chocolate filling... red on red berries. YUM.

Mimi said...

Nothing like a little chocolate to ease your stress. Your tart looks wonderful.
Mimi

Cristine said...

Mmmmm! I like you idea of dinner! :) The ganache looks amazing! Thanks for baking with me and I'm glad it improved your day!

Katrina said...

Ooh, the chocolate ganache for dinner with the fresh berries and tart shell, sounds perfect to me!

vibi said...

Oh! Yes... I recognize Leslie in that chocolate tart! LOL ...and like you, I thing desserts for diner are the best. Now if they can only find a way to make them caloriless! LOL

Mary said...

Your tart looks gorgeous with the mix of raspberries and strawberries! It sounds like a perfect dinner to me, and hope it was some consolation after your rough days!

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I'm hoping that my influence is seen as a good one!!! Now that you mention it, I had a mini tart shell and ganache in the freezer and could have put mine together just as quick... oh, wait, I still can!!! Lovely tart, Leslie, and I hope life/work settles down for both of you soon.

The Mortensens said...

Dessert for dinner...sounds like the perfect option for a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day! Your chocolate tart version looks delicious!

Jodie said...

Ooh, good call on the ganache! I'll have to try that!

Mags said...

Dessert for dinner... I love it! And if that's your worst vice, I'd say you've got yourself together girl. It looks delicious!

Dimah said...

Wow, your tart looks gorgeous!

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natalia said...

Mamma mia Leslie what a mess ! i'm sorry but hope your great tart helped a bit !! Great new looking blog !

thewhimsicalcupcake said...

must make with chocolate ganache!!! This looks incredible!!

Linda said...

As a fellow CPA, I can definitely relate to your stressful day!

I think you more than deserve this tart, which is beautiful!

Anne said...

What a crazy day! I'm glad you had some delicious dessert to fall back on! Really, the last picture is so gorgeous with the berries strewn about. Yum.

Nichi said...

great way to end a crazy day ;)

Tracey said...

Oh goodness Leslie - the chocolate with the raspberries and strawberries! It looks heavenly! I'm jealous of your in season raspberries - they're still really expensive here.

Cakelaw said...

look at that ganache! Fabulous, and glad it cheered you up.

jillbert said...

It looks wonderful! Dessert for dinner sounds like the perfect way to de-stress!