>> Thursday, November 14, 2013 – Recipes- Baking
Just to prove to you how delinquent I am in my blogging... I made this Twix tart for.. FATHER'S DAY! Though clearly I was thinking of my dear blog because I took photos of it!!
This was a hit. So rich and the sea salt on top was perfect.
10 TBsp (5 ounces) of unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 Cup (3 and 1/2 ounces) of sugar
2 Eggs, room temperature
2 Cups (8 and 1/2 ounces) of all-purpose flour1 Cup of sugar Pinch of sea salt
1 TSP of salt
1 TSP of salt
1/2 Cup of heavy cream
In a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and mix just until incorporated. Add flour and salt and mix on low just until incorporated. Scrape dough onto a piece of plastic wrap and form into a disk. Wrap fully and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
Flour work surface and roll out dough to 1/4″ thick. Lay into a 9″ tart pan or tart rings of your choosing and trim excess dough with a knife. Refrigerate for an hour before baking.
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line tart shell with foil and fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake for 30 minutes (check earlier if you are baking individual tarts), turning halfway through. Remove foil and weight and bake for 10 more minutes (individual tarts may not need additional baking time). Tart shells should be lightly golden. Remove from oven and let cool fully on wire rack before filling.
Place cream in a small saucepan and bring to boil. Set aside while you cook the sugar. Combine sugar with 5 tablespoons of water in a heavy saucepan. Cook over high heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves.Bring mixture to boil and cook without stirring for about 4 minutes until it turns dark amber. Swirl saucepan to ensure it cooks evenly. Do not stir.
Take mixture off stove and pour cream slowly into the sugar (it will boil up so don’t pour in all at once.) Stir until incorporated and smooth. Add in salt. If caramel has cooled too much and become thick, place over heat and warm until it is liquid enough to pour.
Pour the caramel into the tart shell, covering the bottom evenly. Let cool until it firms and is no longer shiny. You can place the tart shell in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
Place chocolate and salt in a heatproof bowl. Place cream in a small saucepan and bring to a boil on high heat on the stove. Pour cream over the chocolate and let sit for a few minutes then whisk slowly and gently to combine. Do not stir too vigorously as this incorporates air into the ganache and gives it a less smooth and velvety texture.
Pour the ganache into the tart shell over the caramel. Let set at room temperature for at least 3 hours or up to 12 hours. Sprinkle with sea salt before serving.
- Feel free to use a store-bought crust in lieu of a homemade one. (I did this- one of the refrigerated crusts work fine!)
- Use pre-made caramel. The caramel will be a little more runny than homemade, but still delicious. I opted to make my own, but caramel can be finicky if you haven’t made it before. It is worth learning though!!