Salted Chocolate And Caramel Tarts

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One of the most extraordinary things happened to me last Friday.  I’ve been putting a lot of thought into how exactly I’m going to tell you about it and I’m not ready to share the news just yet (and no, I’m not pregnant!).  I’m taking pictures and preparing the post behind-the-scenes though, and I hope to get this post published at least by the end of this week.

As I’ve been busy with this other post, I realized I hadn’t posted a recipe here in nearly 10 days!  This is going to be a short, but sweet post about mini rustic salted chocolate and caramel tarts.

I decided to call these tarts “rustic” because I didn’t use a rolling pin to roll out the pastry shells – I flattened them with my hand (I was feeling too lazy to roll the pastry!) and also because I don’t have flan tins – I stuffed the pastry into a cupcake tin!  Both of these situations resulted in a not-so-perfect, or “rustic”, tart shell!

The caramel filling in these tarts isn’t just any caramel – it’s dulce de leche.  This is topped with a chocolate ganache, which is then sprinkled lightly with sea salt flakes.

So delicious!  You should store these in the refrigerator, but I found that they taste best at room temperature.  So let them sit on the counter for 15 minutes or so after taking them out of the refrigerator.



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    • says

      To be honest, I’m not sure how excited my announcement will make other people, but I know it definitely excited me and it directly affects my baking, so I am excited to tell everyone about it! :)

    • says

      You can buy dulce de leche already made, but it’s so hard to find! It’s not in the usual grocery stores, or at least not around where I used to live in the US. A person’s best bet for real dulce de leche already made is to buy online. Here in Australia they sell cans of what they call “caramel”, but it is actually dulce de leche – the ingredients are simply milk and sugar, that is all. This is what I used.

  1. says

    These tarts look amazing. I love the combination of chocolate, caramel and sea salt. Sounds divine!

    I’d love for you to submit one of your beautiful photos, and a link to your post, to my new baking food photo gallery showcasing beautiful baking, sweets and desserts. Feel free to submit photos of any other baking as well :)

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