15 May 2010

Food Revolution: Day ???

I've been lax on the whole Food Revolution. Blame it on the fact that the show is over for the season or the fact that I've been bored in the kitchen (although the past few nights have been a blast). Part of the problem has been that I've been looking at the Revolution as less of a change and more of another diet. It's not. It has to be a change for the better.

I'm not saying that you have to buy everything organic, or that you have to buy the most expensive item on the shelf. That's not what the Revolution is about. It's about making healthy choices. It's not about cutting out all the yummy stuff. You can still have that stuff, just smaller servings made with better ingredients.

This is a tart I made that uses very few ingredients. Yes, it means I had to spend a little more, but that also means I got to use some very nice quality ingredients to make an excellent dessert. The best thing about it (besides that it's chocolate) is that it's rich so you only want a small piece. I cobbled together two recipes for it. The crust can be found here (my very first post, le sigh). The ganache filling is from another blogger who I've talked about on here, Tartlette. She's amazing and comes up with some really fantastic recipes. Enjoy and Viva la Revolution!!!

Chocolate Ganache Tart
Recipe by Tartlette, adapted by me

Ganache filling:

5 oz dark chocolate
5 oz milk chocolate (this came out to two and a half chocolate bars all together)
1/2 cup + 2 Tb. heavy cream
1 tsp ground cinnamon (next time I'll try steeping the cream with mint leaves for a cooling effect)
1/2 Tbl sea salt
  1. Heat the cream over medium heat with the ground cinnamon. When hot, remove from the stove and throw in the chocolates, let stand for a minute. Gently stir to incorporate all the chocolate. Let stand at room temperature while you prepare the tart crust.
  2. When the crust has cooled, pour the filling in and smooth the top. Sprinkle the sea salt over the top evenly (this brings out the flavor of the chocolate even better).


Chocolate Mim said...


Sharon's Mum Anne said...

That looks so good. I went to a local farmers' market yesterday morning and, specifically, to a cake stall where I bought a slice of chocolate tart, lemon tart and an individual white chocolate-covered gateau! I am showing total restraint in that I have only eaten one thus far! I'm trying to lose some adipose tissue!!!!

PS~Erin said...

Oh my chocolate heaven!