How’s your week so far?
Did you catch the Superbowl?.. Yeah, me either!
I did watch the halftime show though, and it was all sorts of amazing. I’m whatevs when it comes to Gaga, pero she did such a good job! I just kind of wish she would have made an even bigger political statement.
Pero pues, beggars can’t be choosers.
Also..where was Beyonce?
We’re making brownies today.
But we’re being fancy, so we’re making a tart. It’s sort of the dessert you want to make on a first date, because it’s super easy to make and it’ll make you look all sorts of good.
We’re also making it today because there’s days when I have a hankering for chocolate on chocolate on chocolate, and this definitely satiates that craving.
Add a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream, y como dice Alexis Mateo, BAM! GET IT BABY!
When you think of Mole, Mole negro is probably the first thing you might think of.
Did you know some Mole pastes can have up to 50 ingredients?
The Mole negro we’re using today has strong notes of plantains, chile mulato, mexican pasilla, black chilhuacle chile, clove, cinnamon, cumin, black pepper, oregano, peanuts and raisins (amongst other things).
No, we’re not crazy for adding Mole to our desserts.
All of the flavors just kind of dance together and hold hands, and it works so well in this tart!
And we’re topping it off with a super decadent ganache! say whaat?
What is everyone doing/making for Valentines Day?
Wether you’re stress eating like me bc you’re tired of waking up to headlines like “President Trump is now speculating that the media is covering up terrorist attacks” and you need something to indulge in because you can’t believe this is real life or you’re simply looking for dessert options for Valentines day bc you want to sweep your chulx off their feet.
You know I got you!
I’ll see you in a few days, stay chingonx! 💋
- For the Tart
- ¾ cup unsalted butter
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup Oaxacan chocolate (you can sub in Chocolate Abuelita or Ibarra)
- 1½ tablespoons mole negro
- ½ cup white sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- ⅓ bittersweet chocolate chunks
- ⅓ cup flour
- For the Ganache
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup milk chocolate chunks
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Start by pre-heating your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 10 in loose bottomed tart tin.
- In a medium saucepan, melt down the butter. Once the butter is melted, turn the heat off and mix in the cocoa powder, oaxacan chocolate and mole negro, whisk until smooth.
- Add in the sugar, salt, and vanilla and whisk to combine.
- Add the eggs one at a time, fully incorporating the first before adding the second egg. Mix in the chocolate chunks and then fold in the flour and mix until it is fully incorporated.
- Pour your batter into your tart tin and bake for 25-27 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- To make the ganache: In a medium sized saucepan, bring your heavy cream to a boil. Once the heavy cream is boiling, add in your chocolate chunks and whisk until smooth. Let the ganache cool for a few minutes before pouring over your tart.
- Garnish with sesame seeds.