TWD: my therepeutic treat

TWD: my therepeutic treat

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and yet again, a TWD bake marks a milestone in my life. The last paper.. the final ordeal in those wretched lands. What better way to reward myself then with a messy affair of massive chocolate proportions? and to top that all of, a vibrant blue flame of caramel gushing with thick pyroclastic clouds of rum. A bedazzling cataclysm.

Thanks Kim of Scumptious Photography for picking this week's recipe. Sorry for being a bad girl though, spied on the left over vanilla shortbread dough in the freezer and decided to use that instead of mixing up a new batch. Lazy, yes I know. But mind you, we're talking about the afternoon 3 hours after my last paper! The flambed bananas in rum were a lovely touch of intensity to the entire sweet deal. Halving the recipe, I made mine in 2 four inch tarlet trays instead of the 9 inch; skipped the heavy white frosting and went for a showering of white chocolate shavings, still adhering to the black tie dress code.

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A million thanks going out to Kim again for the lovely choice, the chocolate cream was a delight by itself, but paired with the drunken likes of the flambed banans each slice bathed in sticky caramel stickness and a buttery shortbread crust, this was indeed a treat for the senses.

And with this sweet ending, may new beginnings pave their way.

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23 comments:

Babette said...

Wow...your fotos are lucious. Put me to shame...I just LOVE the way the white choc. curls turned out and the tiny silver pearls. VERY nice job. Scrumtious photography yourself!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your tarts look so elegant! Using white chocolate as a topper was a brilliant idea!

PheMom said...

Your variation sounds awesome! I love how pretty your tart looks too!

Flourchild said...

Great tart. I love the white chocolate curls. The silver pearls are so pretty too. Im glad you ate a large portion of it, you deserve it!

Jessica said...

What a lovely post, I particularly love the ending of it. Congratulations on getting to the end of your papers! That's a big deal.
The photos are just beautiful.

Kim said...

Your tarts are beautiful and sound delicious. Yummy with bananas and caramel.

Leslie said...

Theese look amazing! I especially like the white chocolate chaings! I think using up crust in the freezer is always the way to go, especially when you're tired. Congrats on completing your papers!

Megan said...

The white chocolate certainly elevates the black tie status!

TeaLady said...

OOO!!! Wow!!! Really over the top. Great look and sounding tart.

Yay!! Paper is finished.

Jamie said...

Yum! They look amazing...love the white chocolate topping!

Pamela said...

Wow! Sounds like you really took this tart to a whole new level!! Great job!

Em said...

Hooray for bananas and chocolate! Our tarts are twinsies :)

pinkstripes said...

Bananas, white chocolate, and a vanilla shortbread crust! I'm so there. YUM.

Kayte said...

Your tarts are beautiful...very elegant and rich looking. I love seeing everyone's interpretation...always so creative, and yours definitely is that...beautiful job!

Secret Server said...

Mmmm. I can't tell you how wonderful that sounds. Absolutely beautiful with the white shavings!

shortbreadsouth.com said...

That sounds so decadent and delicious!
Lovely pictures, and congrats.

Kara said...

Oooh ... lovely. I like the white chocolate curls to keep the theme!

karen said...

woo hoo!! congratulations on your last paper!!!! your photos are amazing, i love what you did with this tart.

Amanda said...

How fabulous, love the addition of the bananas! And the white chocolate shavings were a perfect touch :)

Piggy said...

oohh... your chocolate tart must've tasted great with bananas and caramel! The white chocolate shavings look pretty on the tart too.

Justin Schwartz said...

looks great. i love the photos. yum.

Tracey said...

What a wonderful variation! Your tarts look so pretty. Congrats on finishing your papers :)

zhiheng said...

i love it dear...