Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The dessert in question, which can turn others to dirt and liven the days of very very put upon receptionists, was a tart layered with chocolate ganache and nutted caramel. It was supposed to have a tart crust, but I accidentally made Dorie's pie crust instead (it's on the page following the tart dough) and didn't bother to correct the mistake. Because I also didn't bother to allow the caramel layer to chill a while, it kind of blended into the crust and into the upper chocolate layer, which muted the effect but kept the taste wonderful. This kind of thing is not my dessert of choice, but no one can deny its near universal appeal (and it is good). Even Matt, though, who loves chocolate, said it well when he said it wasn't much different from eating hot fudge out of the jar. I can't explain why that's not as good a thing as it sounds like. I think, with my love of salt caramel, I would have preferred it with the layers unblended. Or just a great big fistful of salt caramel would be fine too.