Today the recipes were very cool. Literally, the title was " Keep Your Cool " instead of slaving over a hot stove, try a no - bake summer dessert.
There were several really good recipes but I only chose one to post today.
No - Bake Chocolate Tart with Oreo Crust:
10 oz. Oreo Cookies ( 25 cookies)
1/2 C butter, melted
1 C heavy cream
8 ounces of 72% dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 C chopped almonds or other nuts. ( would use hazelnuts). If I wanted it to be a Texas tart, I would certainly use pecans!
sea salt for sprinkling
whipped cream for serving
In a food processor, blend Oreo Cookies until the texture of cornmeal.
Add melted butter and blend well
Place the mixture into a 9" round tart pan with a removable bottom.
Use the bottom of a measuring cup to press the mixture evenly onto the bottom and up the sides of the pan.
Freeze the crust while preparing the chocolate filling.
Place chocolate in a medium bowl and set aside.
In a microwave safe bowl or large glass measuring cup, heat cream in the microwave on high for 1 - 1 1/2 minutes, or until it comes to a boil.
Pour cream through a fine sieve held directly over the bowl of chocolate.
Let stand for 5 minutes.
Stir until chocolate is dissolved.
Quickly stir in vanilla.
Immediately pour chocolate mixture into the crust.
Sprinkle with nuts and sea salt.
Let sit at room temperature for at least 2 hours, or until set; or chill slightly for 1 hour.
Serve with whipped cream.
Peace in the Kitchen!