Baking - Desserts, Education/Classes, Recipe

Bittersweet Chocolate Tart ~ Sophisticated, Succulent and Simple!

Having taken the Indulgences class at King Arthur Flour (about which I posted last week) just before Easter, I thought I would use the momentum to make one of the recipes as dessert for Easter dinner with my family. And with all the hype about chocolate at Easter, I thought the best choice would be the Bittersweet Chocolate Tart. It is pretty easy to make, but a rich and impressive finish for a special meal. Basically, it’s like a dark chocolate truffle in a shortbread crust.

Here is the recipe, which can be found in Sarah Copeland’s cookbook, The Newlywed Cookbook, and can also be found on her blogpost from February 1, 2012 at

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Baking - General, Education/Classes

King Arthur Flour Indulgences

I have the great fortune this year of living just down the road from a renowned American baking supply store, King Arthur Flour. They sell baking utensils, equipment and ingredients, as well as running a cafe and classes. I recently attended a demo and hands-on class called Indulgences taught by guest instructor Sarah Copeland of the Food Network. The recipes she covered are from her new cookbook, The Newlywed Cookbook. At the demo class we got to see and sample four of her recipes: Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with Smoked Sea Salt, Olive Oil Cake with Tangerine Marmalade, Thousand Layer Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Black and White Cookies. The next day we got to make and take home the Thousand Layer and Black and White cookies she had demonstrated, as well as a Lazy Chef’s Fruit Torte. Everything was very straightforward, made from basic, but delicious ingredients, and usually with a little something unexpected to surprise your tastebuds. Continue reading “King Arthur Flour Indulgences”