When I see a Nestle recipe card in the mail, my pulse always quickens just slightly. I know I’m no chocoholic, but their recipes are almost always worth the walk to the mailbox.
It was one of Nestle’s cards, after all, that taught me how to make Chocolate-Stuffed Strawberries. Now that’s a recipe that always wows friends and family.
This time, the Nestle folks offer up a recipe for a very unusual chocolate tart that is infused with the heady scent of rosemary. If you aren’t that adventurous, you may substitute fresh mint.
I’m betting it’s probably delicious either way.
Rosemary-Kissed Chocolate Satin Tart
2 cups ground shortbread cookies
5 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups (12 oz.) Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 can (12 oz.) Nestle Carnation evaporated milk
2 large egg yolks
3 sprigs fresh rosemary or 1/3 cup fresh mint sprigs
Whipped cream for garnish
Preheat oven to 350.
Place ground cookies, butter and sugar in a food processor and process until mixture clumps together. Press onto bottom of ungreased 9- or 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom.
Bake for 8 minutes or until golden. Cool in pan on wire rack.
Place morsels in a large bowl and set aside. Whisk together evaporated milk and egg yolks in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Stir in rosemary. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture is very hot (not boiling) and thickens slightly. Strain mixture over morsels, pressing against rosemary to release flavor. Stir mixture until morsels are melted and mixture is completely smooth.
Pour into crust, refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm. Top each slice with a dollop of whipped cream before serving.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Nestle USA.