5.26.2010

Milk Chocolate Pistachio Tart

Enter, the green monster. The most delicious, creamy, yummy chocolate tart ever.


Original Recipe

To keep it "I'm counting calories and...you want me to eat that?" friendly, I used half and half instead of heavy cream, a Splenda/Sugar blend instead of sugar, and 2% milk instead of whole milk for the chocolately ganache on top. It cut the calories nearly in half, and dropped the fat grams by 10.
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Time Consuming? Yes, it literally took me all day (damn you unshelled pistachios...).
Worth it? Absolutely
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I think my family and friends consumed it in less than 24 hours.
Poof! Gone.




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Props: milk jar 10¢
antique silverware 25¢ each
 tart pan 50¢
napkins, plate, old cutting boards all on hand.
There's a sweet little used furniture store where the employees know me by name. I stop by nearly every day after work looking for finds, and this place has some seriously good stuff. I'm planning on buying most of the furniture, kitchen supplies, and other fun things there when the time is right.
Don't ask me the store's name because I'd never tell...
Unless you're from out of state and just visiting, then maybe I'll take you there.
Blindfolded.
:)



6 comments:

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Anonymous said...

it was mmm good, I had 2 pieces...Pops

Dandelion and Grey said...

You're killing me Tina!! The photography AND the pure deliciousness .... I'll definitely be making this :)

Eadaoin said...

what a gorgeous post, i love how you've styled the shot (as well as making that tart by yourself!). i'm jealous of you with such a lovely store nearby!! but it's not just about buying pretty things, it's about having the creativity to use them in such a pleasing way and you certainly have a talent for it :) i really love the shot with the milk bottle and turquoise tea towel in particular!

Tina Crespo said...

Thank you everybody :) It was a killer, so good!

Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen said...

Oh wow...this is so beautiful! I found your blog from Honey and Jam and am enjoying myself! Love that you mentioned how much each prop cost you.