Cooking Through "The Baker's Man": Dark Chocolate Oreo Tart
Oreos were first introduced in 1912. They’ve been warming hearts, creating smiles, and causing debates for more than one hundred years. There are those who will never agree whether or not to dunk a cookie into milk, twist the sandwich cookie apart first, or shove a whole cookie into the mouth without twisting or milk. But there won’t be much debate on whether or not people love Oreos.
After a late night conversation, Beatrice realized her close friend Mary Margaret suffered from the winter doldrums and a lonely heart. Beatrice, owner of Bea’s Bakery, whipped up a dark chocolate Oreo tart that she knew would not only find Mary Margaret’s smile even if the sky was gray, but also it would give her heart a jolt of happiness.
For some of us the winter drags on too long, and the skies are so gray that we forget what the warmth of sunshine feels like against our cheeks. Even during the hot summer months, when we're sweating through our cotton shirts and melting in the sun, we can struggle to find peace in our hearts. On days when our hearts are lonely for more than we care to admit, nothing finds your smile and warms your heart faster than a slice cut from a dark chocolate Oreo tart. Eat a piece now, and take one home for later. Your heart will thank you.
Dark Chocolate Oreo Tart
Level of Difficulty: Easy
For the Oreo Crust:
12 oz (1 package) Oreo cookies
½ c butter, melted
For the Dark Chocolate Filling:
2 c heavy cream
16 oz dark chocolate
1 c butter
about 4–5 halved Oreo cookies
How to Make
To make the crust, using a food processor, pulse Oreo cookies until the texture resembles crumbs.
Add the melted butter and blend until well combined.
Place the mixture into a round fluted tart pan, and press onto the bottom and up the sides evenly.
Freeze the crust for at least half an hour.
In a medium saucepan, bring cream to the boil. Remove from heat.
Pour hot cream over the chopped chocolate and butter, and let rest for 1 minute. Then stir until dissolved.
Pour chocolate filling into Oreo crust, and decorate with halved Oreo cookies and chocolate chips.
Chill for 2–4 hours.
Unmold, serve, and enjoy!
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