For me, there is nothing like getting a new cookbook. I love flipping through the pages of gorgeous pictures and finding a new recipe to try. This Chocolate Tart was one of my latest findings from A Kitchen in France.
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This cookbook is difference from all the others I own. I was drawn to A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse for it’s beautiful pictures and carefree feel. This book tells the story of Mimi Thorisson’s year in France through recipes.
Mimi talks about buying seasonal ingredients from her local farmer’s market. She divides the book into 4 parts according to the recipes she created each season. Each section contains Starters, Main Courses, Sides and Desserts.
This book is all about cooking real food. There are no short cuts or pre-made ingredients. She makes everything from scratch! The recipes may take time, but they are so worth it.
I received this cookbook right before my sister-in-law’s birthday dinner. I had to make a dessert, so I flipped through the book to find just the right thing. Her only request was something chocolate.
The first chocolate recipe I came across was a Chocolate Tart. It was a simple but rich dessert, made with bittersweet chocolate. I knew it was just the thing!
Mimi’s recipe includes a homemade crust, salted caramel sauce and vanilla mascarpone cream. While it was time consuming to make, the recipe was simplistic and very easy to follow.
The result was incredible! This tart was absolutely delicious. As you can see, it was very photogenic, too. If you make this recipe, don’t skip the homemade vanilla cream or the salted caramel sauce. They add just the right flavor and texture to complement this tart.
The recipe below is inspired by the Chocolate Tart recipe from A Kitchen in France by Mimi Thorisson, but has been modified by me. There were several ingredients that I could not find in my local grocery store, and a few steps that I changed.
For more delicious recipes like this, be sure to order your copy of this cookbook.