They had me at caramel!
I’m trying to get used to Bon Appétit as a replacement for Gourmet and, sadly, it has not quite happened. Every now and then, however, I am surprised by a recipe that I must try.
This month it was the Milk Chocolate-Caramel Tart with Hazelnuts and Espresso, a dessert that speaks to two of my weaknesses – caramel and coffee-flavored anything. Check out the description: This delicious tart has a buttery shortbread crust, a rich hazelnut-caramel filling, a creamy espresso-chocolate topping, and a sprinkling of crunchy cacao nibs (pieces of roasted cacao beans). Amazing, right?
Instead of one large tart, however, I busted out the tartlet pans from overstock and got to work. I halved the recipe which then yielded four mini tartlets - two for Valentine’s Day and the other two for, well, the day after Valentine’s Day. Oh, and because I’m also crazy for Maldon salt, I added a few flakes to the top of the tartlets.