Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Espresso Ice Cream Tart


When life gets busy, I head to the kitchen. Lots of you do rational things (like laundry), but I'm driven to bake and share the bounty of my stress.

When I saw this week's TWD recipe, I thought "This one's easy!" Naturally I had to make it harder, so I pretty much revamped the recipe to suit my whims. This didn't exactly fit in with the time I had available. Oh well!

It seemed like a good idea to make my own coffee ice cream, and when I went to buy the coffee for it, expresso seemed even better than coffee. Making hot fudge seemed like a better idea than melting chocolate over the bottom of the warm tart shell. And making a chocolate shortbread tart shell seemed like an upgrade over the crust in the recipe. The embarrassing photo at the top of this post is proof that this tart made my afternoon (and that of lots of my coworkers) much better. Although it was hard to serve, it was happily attacked and disposed of before it could melt. All of our happy tummies thanked Jessica of Domestic Deep Thought of the Day for her timely pick for Tuesday with Dorie. Jessica has the recipe for you here, and you can find what the other bakers did with this one here.

11 comments:

Cakelaw said...

Hot fudge sauce - OMG, I love it!

Joy said...

Those look like some fantastic revisions! The crust and the sauce look especially amazing - your coworkers must love you!

Keri said...

Oh, you're bad.. You're very, very bad! And I love that about you
she said as she drooled into her keyboard.

then she got a peek at the title for the next post "salted butter break-ups" and that was the last we saw of her.

keri

Jessica said...

Your tart looks amazing! Hot fudge was a genius addition! I wish I had thought of it! Thanks for baking with me!

Nicole said...

The hot fudge looks so good! I didn't make this week's recipe since I didn't have any time, but this one looks so good I just may have to make it!

cindy said...

I love the homemade hot fudge idea. But I could live on hot fudge.

Kayte said...

Wow, Mark would really love to sit down to this!

Tracey said...

Oh Shane would love you Leslie! He wanted hot fudge on the tart but I vetoed that idea :) I can only imagine how happy your coworkers were to have a slice of the tart!

Judy said...

Looks so delicious, especially that hot fudge sauce!

jillbert said...

Your version sounds delicious. I love the photo of the slice in the pool of hot fudge! This would be a pretty fabulous afternoon treat at work.

Di said...

Great minds think alike. =) I definitely head for the kitchen when I'm busy & stressed. The laundry gets done, too; it's the vacuuming that suffers around here. =) Your tart looks delicious--I love the hot fudge.