Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

I brought mom to St. Lawrence Market the other day. It's funny that I live so close by but hardly ever go there.  

We saw these jumbo fresh raspberries, they're not cheap but man, they looked absolutely beautiful.  I bought two cartons of these raspberries, washed them and was pleasantly surprised that none of them were bruised.  They just look gorgeous.  My mom is not too crazy about them but I just love raspberry with dark chocolate.  

Then I found this recipe through Tastespotting:

Yesterday was my father in-law's birthday.  I know he likes dark chocolate, so I decided to try this recipe out.  It's pretty easy to make, except that I had to be careful not to work the dough too much or the tart crust would get hard.  I used Lindt's dark chocolate to make the chocolate ganache, the sweetness was perfect.  Finally, I topped the tart with the raspberries I bought from St. Lawrence Market.  The subtle tartness of the raspberries mixed with the rich dark chocolate ganache and the chocolate shortbread crust was a perfect combination.  It's a total grown-up taste.