19 January 2012

cherry ganache tart with shortbread crust

This ganache is different. It is special. 




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It is not like a normal ganache with just heavy cream and chocolate. It has brown sugar added to it. Just that one simple component makes it ridiculous (in a good way). A rich, caramel-y taste that just melts the minute you bite in. 

Cherries have been on sale lately at grocery stores around me, so I have been buying them whenever I can. You can throw in as many cherries as you want in this tart, but I limited it so I could get a giant thick layer of ganache. The crust is soft and buttery yet crisp enough to stand up. 

The rain started today; it was freezing. Early morning on the train to work, everyone was bundled up head to toe and looked miserable. The walk to work left my hands numb and even standing next to the oven I couldn't warm up. 

This post has taken me forever to get posted. My computer is slowly dying on me. Everything functions in slow motion. I could type a whole sentence before it even shows up on the screen. Opening more than two internet pages shuts down safari instantly. Gosh I can barely run photoshop, well if I want to wait the ten minutes it takes to start up. And then will just randomly close down because its completely overloaded. 

Sorry for the rant, but it is the most frustrating situation. I wish someone would make my birthday wishes come true and get a new computer. Its less than two weeks away.....

Well a girl can dream anyways....



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An adaptation and compilation of two different recipes. Sources to come later.

48 comments:

Cindi said...

This looks absolutely delicious! seriously! I am in love with your blog. It's so inspiring! I am going to have to make this tomorrow. Where do you find all your recipes? do you make them up\add your own twist? I just love all of your recipes. :))

Cindi
cottencandyclouds.blogspot.com

Mary @ Bake Break said...

This is a beautiful post! Your pictures (as always) are amazing. The crust in this looks superb - I think the hardest part about a recipe like this is getting the crust to turn out how you want it. Well done - looks delicious!

Julie Marie said...

Cindi: Thanks. Most of my recipes are found on tastespotting, foodgawker, martha, epicurious, etc. Sometimes old recipe books. Some are just as I saw them, some adapted to what I am craving.

Natashia said...

Beautiful photos... this looks so rich and special.

Jess Wakasugi {Life's Simple Measures} said...

Oh. My. Word.

Your pictures are absolutely stunning and all of that chocolate filling looks UNREAL. My mouth dropped when I saw this. I pinned your post, can not WAIT to try this out!

Athena said...

So gorgeous and mouth-watering. Sorry about your computer, I lost everything in my hard drive crash a few months ago and I hated not having a computer. I want to send you something for your birthday!

Julie Marie said...

Athena: Thank you! It is so tasty, I have already made it twice... Yeah the computer situation, agh!! that is so awful you lost everything, I have the fear of that.
That would be so nice! Most of my family doesn't even remember anymore, just my parents.

Jennifer (Delicieux) said...

Oh wow, this looks amazing!!!! I love cherries and chocolate together, and the way you've described this ganache makes me want to make some now!

Rikki said...

YUM. I now have a serious craving for chocolate and cherries and it's almost midnight.
I hope your computer troubles get fixed and that you have a happy birthday!

Mar said...

That is something absolutely gorgeous, I wouldn't dare to eat;) I just can't wait for cherry season in Poland...

LissyLou said...

oh my goodness! heaven on a plate!

pips said...

Oh. My. God. *__*.

Dizzy Lizzie said...

Wow! There is so much ganache! Chocolate and cherries are the best combination!

Mister Chu said...

It is very good and good looking also....nicely done to you.

Stagg said...

looks so good!!!

x

www.littlestagg.blogspot.com

Dolce Fooda said...

My b*day is on February 1st, yours?
I like this idea, so simple and beautiful... I'll try ganache with brown sugar... I had the same situation with my computer and when it died my hubby bought me new one...

Where My Heart Is said...

Oh my - I just can't resist the look of this. I'm off to buy the ingredients. How fantastic does that ganache look?

Eileen @ Passions to Pastry said...

Such beautiful photography!

Boabe de Cafea said...

Wonderful photos! Unfortunately in my country it's winter-this recipe has to wait. I'll keep in mind to bake it in may :)

Lynn @ I'll Have What She's Having said...

I hope your birthday wish comes true, there's nothing worse than a computer dying a slow death. Well, actually a sudden death with all your data lost would be worse, but you know what I mean.
This tart looks fantastic. I love how thick the ganache layer is, it's like pure decadence!

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citizencain said...

thank you for another beautiful recipe! i am making my husband a roast beef with yorkshire pudding on Australia Day (ok, it's not lamb, but meh to lamb when there is beef to be had with yorkshire pud & home made gravy), and this fabulous heaven-in-a-cherry-tart i will be making for dessert.

Mary said...

What a gorgeous tart. It is always such a pleasure to visit here. I never leave empty handed. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Twinks said...

WOW - it looks so fantastic and rich!! Love the cherries on top......love, Grandma Twinks

Kat said...

This looks sooo mouthwatering. I love all of your photography, and of course the recipes! This dessert reminds me of another one from Giada deLaurentiis:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/stracciatella-semifreddo-recipe/index.html

it's really yummy :) just an idea!

Kate said...

Happy Birthday! Everyone should be remembered on their day! Beautiful photos as always. The lighting and staging of your photos are absolutely haunting.
Small loaf size?

'Le ricette dell'Amore Vero' di Claudia Annie said...

complimenti per il tuo blog, da oggi ti seguo :)

Un coup d'aile said...

oh my goodness i need to try this!

Naomi said...

This is so absolutely beautiful and delicious-looking!!

Marcellina said...

The name of your blog reeled me in and THEN...Cherry Ganache Tart! Your blog is as beautiful as the name! Gorgeous photography! Gorgeous blog!

kale @ tastes good to me! said...

I love that you left the stems on the cherries. So rustic and beautifully charming.

Just waiting for toast said...

Oh my god this looks to die for! I want it now! xo

Nicole Cross said...

This looks so delicious and I love the light, is that from a window?

vanilla bean blog said...

Oh my goodness this is beautiful. Really, absolutely beautiful.

Lucy said...

This tart is so beautiful - love the thick layer of chocolate ganache! The idea of adding brown sugar sounds delicious.

Deeba PAB said...

STUNNING tart Julie...banishes the rainy day blues away in one shot! This is gorgeous ... and bookmarked!

Alexandra @ Cho & Me said...

Lovely! It looks so rich and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Geisslein said...

oh my...I NEEEEED TO TASTE THIS!

lamb411 said...

That looks aaaaammmaaaazzzzinnngggg. I want to make it for Valentine's day!

Lauren from Baklust said...

Wow wow wow! This looks so dreeeaamy! I love the cherries on top!

ai said...

it seems soooooooo good!

Anonymous said...

nice opinion.. thanks for sharing...

Christine said...

OMG if I weren't diabetic, I'd make this now. Thank you for sharing and I might just have to make this recipe for friends. You rock!

Sarah @ Designs Good said...

Hi, I saw you featured on "Oh Joy!" I love your blog and beautiful photos. That looks amazing!

endearingtastes said...

This was a delightful add to the pasta dinner I hosted. Thanks so much! I didn't have cherries but served this amaziness with a drizzle of bourbon caramel sauce and some jeni's ice cream. Perfecto!

Anonymous said...

Looks amazing!!! Definatly trying this when. Get home from vacation!!! What do you use on photoshop to do the last photo? Would be honored if you would email me! Erinrhare@live.com

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Liz said...

This tart is fantastic- the ganache is so velvety and rich- but sweet enough not to be too heavy. Love it.

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