Or rather how I love pie crust, but it hates me.
This was a wonderful tart. However, I had a lot of trouble with the crust. Sadly, this is nothing new for me. The weather is awful here and I am busy convincing myself that it was the reason for my troubles. My crust was so crumbly I decided to just press it in the tart pans, which I do often since I am quite a pie crust dunce.
I do wish the recipe was more specific in regards to the biscotti. The recipe specified four, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the biscotti I purchased from Whole Foods are uncommonly large. I only used two, but I think that was just right for my tarts. And if I had it to do over again, I would have cut my biscotti smaller.
But oh, that filling. So wonderful. When I told the hubby I was putting biscotti in the tart he made a funny face. But then when we tasted the tarts everyone declared in unison that it complemented the rest of the ingredients wonderfully.
However, we all agreed that for us, it was the wrong crust. In fact, I made one of the tarts without a crust and it was the hands down favorite of the bunch. If we were to make it again with a crust, we would use a different crust.
I thought my husband’s eyes would pop out of his hands when I said this tart pushed the chocolate envelope. I am a self-diagnosed chocoholic and this was almost too much for me.
And even after all that, it was delicious. Not so pretty, but yummy. I really have to work on my making food look pretty skills.
Esi wasn’t able to bake these with me. She has been under the weather with some serious allergies and just couldn’t do it. But she is all ready to jump in next month.