Tuesday, January 29, 2013

French Silk Tart

On Sunday we celebrated my Husband's birthday. I come from a family of birthday celebraters. Most birthdays in my family last a full week. My Husband's birthday celebration did start on Friday. It was a bit of a long weekend. Since we are in the month of High Protein and Low Carbohydrates dieting and exercising, desserts are really not on the list. I did come across this lovely French Silk Tart and decided it needed to be made. Besides tasting fabulous, it was also very easy to make and just the perfect size.

I still need to work on my photography skills. 

This tart went together quickly and was on an EASY Skill level. People really can make fantastic homemade desserts that would impress their friends. This recipe was not hard to make, did not require several different ingredients and did not consume loads of time. I really could have eaten the whole tart, it was that good. BAD Shayla. I did work out twice on Monday.

French Silk Tart
adapted from Diethood.com
For the Crust
15 Oreo cookies or 2 snack size contrainers of Oreo's crushed
5 Tablespoons melted butter

For the Chocolate Whipped Cream
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1 cup chocolate chips

For the Whipped Cream Topping
1 cup chilled whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon sugar

FOR THE CRUST: Combine the crushed oreos and melted butter in a small bowl. Mix together and press into the bottom of an 8 inch spring form pan. Refrigerate crust until ready to use

FOR THE CHOCOLATE WHIPPED CREAM: Pour whipping cream into a medium size mixing bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Until hot. Add in chocolate chips and stir until melted. Refrigerate mixture for at least one hour. Needs to be cold. Once cold, attach bowl to a mixer with whisk attachment, beat until stiff peaks form. Chill in refrigerator.

FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM TOPPING: In a mixing bowl, combine whipping cream, vanilla extract and sugar. Beat the mixture with the whisk attachment until stiff peaks form. Chill in refrigerator.

ASSEMBLING TART: Spread Chocolate mixture over the Oreo crust. Spoon whipped topping over the chocolate layer and spread evenly. Refrigerate for one hour and until set. Garnish with Chocolate shavings or Slivered Almonds.

The Crust barely fills the pan. Just a nice layer.

All set up and ready to dig into.

The Birthday Boy and a French Silk Tart

A vendor and some shop employees at my "DAY" job fabricated this 
Harley Davidson sign for my Husband. 
It is already hanging in the Garage. He was very happy.

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