Cooking with Love

Friday, February 19, 2010

Love is....

Love is - Strawberries.
Love is - Chocolate.
So the best way to say I LOVE YOU is with a sexy strawberry chocolate tart...

Chocolate Strawberry Tart
1 1/2 cups flour
2 Tbs. sugar
1 egg yolk
2 Tbs. cold water
1 1/2 stick butter, cold
1/4 tsp/ salt

In a food processor - process all ingredients until they form small crumbs. Do not over-process. Gather the crumbs and form a ball. Wrap in saran wrap and refrigerate for and hour.
Preheat oven to 175C.
Roll dough approx. 1/2 cm thick and place in pie pan.
Cover with foil and place balls or beans on top of the foil (this will stop "bubbles" from forming. Bake for approx. 10 minutes. Remove foil and bake till golden.
Cool completely.

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips, divided

 Stir together sugar, cornstarch and salt in 2 quart saucepan. Combine egg yolks and milk in container with pouring spout. Gradually blend milk mixture into sugar mixture.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Add 1-3/4 cups chocolate chips; stir until chips are melted and mixture is well blended. Pour into prepared pie shell; press plastic wrap onto filling. Cool. Refrigerate several hours or until chilled and firm.
Once firm, decorate with hulled strawberries.

Don't ever forget the romance and don't ever forget to say - I LOVE YOU at least 10 times a day.


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