After I graduated from college, I moved to San Diego and took a job at Neiman-Marcus. I was a poor graduate student, but every once in awhile, I splurged on a huge $3.50 truffle at the N-M candy counter. It would last me a couple of days as I savored the richness of every nibble. These tartlettes are reminiscent of those lovely treats!
I'm a little early with this Tuesdays with Dorie post because I wanted to make these beautiful Chocolate Truffle Tartlettes for Valentine's Day dessert. They are a choco-holics idea of heaven! The pastry is light in texture, but full of chocolate flavor. The truffle filling is named perfectly - it has the smooth, creamy texture of high-end truffles and just melts in your mouth! In place of the Biscotti, I used Heath Bits o' Brickle Toffee Bits. The chocolate flavor dominated the toffee flavor, but the toffee bits still added some texture.
This is a first-rate dessert that's easy to make and is certain to impress the lucky recipient!
|Happy Valentine's Day!|