"Death by Chocolate" Truffle Tart With Espresso Sauce
Donna Ransdell (13 Feb 96)
Pies & Pastries
Chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
cut into bits and softened
In a large saucepan combine the chocolate, cream, butter, and Kahlua and heat the mixture over moderately low heat, stirring until it is smooth. Remove from heat, allow to cool for 30 minutes at room temperature. Pour into cooled tart shell and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
In a saucepan, combine cream, sugar, and butter. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until mixture boils. Boil 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in expresso grounds. To serve, spoon a moderate amount of warm sauce on a rimmed plate. Top with a wedge of tart.
Crush or grind fine chocolate wafers in food processor. Melt butter and blend into crumbs. Pat into tart or pie pan. Chill until firm before filling or bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes, cool,and fill.