My Little Secret
Chocolate filled Raspberries and Cream:
I have to admit that I cheated for the crust and bought those mini graham cracker crusts. I brushed them with a beaten egg and put them in the oven for 10 minutes at 35o. I inverted them when they came out of the oven and let them cool completely. Tap the top gently until the crust falls from its aluminium case.
In the meantime:
Whip 1 block (8 oz) softened cream cheese with 1/3 cup sugar and zest of one lemon.
Whip 1/3 cup heavy cream to medium stiff peaks and gently fold into the cream cheese.
Spoon into the shells. Refrigerate until the cream gets a little stiff.
For the raspberries:
Prepare a simple ganache with 3/4 cup heavy cream heated up and stir in 1 cup chocolate chips. Let stand for 2 minutes and gently stir until all the cream incorporates in the chocolate. Refrigerate until of spoonable consistency. Fill a pastry bag with a plain tip and fil the cavities of some nice looking raspberries (1 pint was enough for 6 tarts). Let the ganache filled fruit get hard in the fridge.
When ready to plate position the raspberries on the cream and dust with powdered sugar.
I don’t want to know what these would be like with mascarpone…ok…I DO want to know!
Anonymous August 9, 2006 um 8:21 am
wow Helene these look absolutely dreamy. I think mascarpone would also be great. I guess its worth a try : )
Anonymous August 9, 2006 um 2:54 pm
They look delicious! I would like to have one here right now!
I agree with Jenjen that Mascarpone would be just perfect.
Anonymous August 10, 2006 um 7:30 pm
Just linked in to your blog; looks great! Already love it…
I’ve exactly the same “food heaven” =)
Mouth-watering tartlets, only I don’t think I’ll be able to make them; every time I have raspberries, I eat them immediately – they’re just like little sweets… =)
Will definitely check your blog again for new posts!
Have by the way started as well a foodblog – tastinglife…
Really hope you’ll check it sometimes!
Anonymous August 11, 2006 um 12:19 am
So gorgeous! Raspberries and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations too:)
Anonymous August 11, 2006 um 12:52 am
Sounds so good! What a beautiful photo too.
Helene August 11, 2006 um 2:12 pm
JenJen & Orchidea: I agree with the mascarpone instead of the cream cheese.
Julia: I am like you, raspberries rarely make it in desserts with me, a dollop of creme fraiche and I am hooked. Checked your site and I love it already!
Anita and MarY: thank you! Sometimes going back to simple and basic works! Your pics are very inspiring to me.