Monday, September 7, 2009
The lack of posts has been due to the lack of enjoyment in my food lately. My blasted digestive system is not playing ball with me at the moment. I haven't had much of an appetite, which for me is absolutely horrible as I love to feast.
My stomach is still quite grumpy, but that hasn't stopped me from making something sweet for Father's Day. I could not simply have my father over for tea without offering him something to glide his fork through in between sips. To counter the tummy aching effects the chocolate would no doubt cause me, I found a recipe that included ginger, which for me is an effective digestive aid that settles my tummy and satisfies my appetite.
Blood test results should be back soon, I hazard a guess that I might be lacking in some trace mineral or perhaps my refined sugar intake is just too high. I may just have to limit myself to making one sweet, not-so-healthy treat per week *sigh*.
prep time: 10mins.
cooking time: 30mins.
taste: 4/5. This tart is to be eaten warm or at room temperature. It is lusciously thick and densely mousse-like in texture and only the purest of creamy chocolate in taste. The crust juxtapositions this by being incredibly crunchy, crumbly and with a ginger kick. I did find however, that the crystallised ginger almost overpowered the chocolate, and most definitely smothered the crust's subtlety. I love to eat chunks of the sugared rocks, but with this they are a little too rough in their robustness.
would I make it again: No - and only because I feel that the Triple chocolate praline tart has simply ruined me for any other chocolate tart.
recipe: Dark chocolate tart with gingersnap crust