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Tuesdays With Dorie: Chocolate Pudding Tarts

Posted Jan 22 2009 6:21pm
This week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe was selected by It's Melissa's Kitchen. You can find the full recipe by clicking over to Melissa's blog or in the fabulous cookbook Baking: From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan on pg. 383.

The recipe is for a rich, creamy, velvety chocolate pudding that is prepared in a food processor. I wanted a fun twist so I decided to make tarts and used cookie dough as my tart base.

I took a muffin tin, flipped it over and sprayed it generously with cooking spray. I then put rounds of dough on top of each muffin tin.

I baked the tarts for about 11 minutes in a 350 degree oven. While they were baking I tackled Dorie's chocolate pudding. It was a simple recipe to follow.

I used both my big and my little Cuisinart while making this recipe. The baby Cuisinart blending the dry ingredients while the mama Cuisinart blended the wet ingredients. Don't they look cute side by side?

Here are the eggs and a little bit of sugar preparing to go for a whirl.

I only used 4 oz of bittersweet chocolate instead of the 5 oz the recipe calls for. I didn't realize the bar I purchased was only 4 oz until I was home and in the process of making the recipe. Bo was taking a nap so there was no chance of a quick run to the store. I figured it would be just as good with only 4 oz and I found it to still be quite rich and chocolaty.
I was amazed at the frothiness of the pudding. I think this may be part of the secret that makes it so yummy.

It was a fast recipe to prepare and before I knew it my tarts were out and the pudding was ready. I spooned the pudding into my cookie tarts and behold -- Chocolate Pudding Tarts!

They were delicious and even received a rave review from Mike, who isn't a fan of pudding!
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