Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Revolution Continues... Round Up the Sweets!

A storm's a-brewin' in the baking battlefields, and it's both a sweet and savoury fight! I'm talking here about the infamous mini-pie, brought to the public awareness by the awesome TV show Pushing Daisies, and made famous in the blogging community with a beautifully-phrased manifesto by Karyn. Remember back not so long ago when I posted about my dad's favourite mincemeat tarts? Well, that was pooled into a beautiful roundup this past January 1st, and the response was so good that the Revolution is going for a second round! The focus this time is strictly sweet stuff, which works for me because, heck, what else do I do with my time in the kitchen?

So, without further ado (it's late out here!) I present my (poorly photographed, admittedly, but still delicious!) mini-pie to join the forces in taking over the blogosphere. It's spunky, sweet, and just a little fruity, but is easy enough to create that it gets along with pretty much everybody. Ladies and gentlemen (and assorted pets, because if you are like me they live on your computer), I present... Choco - Ginger Mini Tarts!
Choco - Ginger Mini Tarts
Makes 12
12 pre-baked miniature tart shells
6 tbsp chocolate chips
5 tbsp strawberry or cherry preserves
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger

  1. Set tart shells on a baking sheet for easier assembly.
  2. Melt together the chocolate and jam, stirring to combine well.
  3. Mix in the ginger thoroughy to avoid lumps.
  4. Fill the tart shells with the chocolate mixture and leave to set.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 154.6
Total Fat: 8.4 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 1.6 mg
Total Carbs: 13.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
Protein: 1.3 g

1 comment :

Ann said...

Thanks for your entry. Your little tarts are adorable.