I’m totally excited to be a newbie starting the next Tuesdays with Dorie. I was especially excited when my copy of Baking With Julia came in the mail last week.

While I missed the first week, I totally joined at the right time to get to make this chocolate tort. I had a little trouble working the dough; while the directions said it should be crumbly, I did add a little more ice water to get the dough to come together (and make it easier to roll out since I used my 10 inch tart pan).

20120220-220647.jpg (still crumbly!)

The filling for this tart is delightful. Rich chocolate, with more chunks of chocolate and crushed amaretti cookies mixed in. (DH and I enjoyed the leftover cookies as well). Dee-lightful.

20120220-221109.jpg Chocolate and butter!

20120220-221137.jpg Chocolate and cookies

How’d it turn out? I had to bake both the crust and filling a little longer since I made a 10 inch tart instead of the smaller tartlettes. But all in all – this was delicious.

20120220-221448.jpg. Still some white chocolate pieces, which helps make the tort creamy.

Want to see the recipe? Visit the sites of this week’s hosts who all have lovely blogs (and whose photos will do this amazing desert justice!), Jessica, Jaime, Spike, and Steph

Very happy to be doing this project! Here’s to learning some lifelong baking skills!