Strawberry and dark chocolate ganache tart

I spent most of one recent Saturday afternoon making this beautiful strawberry and dark ganache tart. I was so proud of my efforts and was really looking forward to tasting it with the in-laws that night after dinner at their place.

And then something horrible happened.
Stu dropped it. I was designated driver for the night, so Stu's job was to hold it. But he bumped it against his leg as he was getting in the car and it landed half in my car, half on the driveway. It was in pieces, and totally unsalvageable. I was mortified. Horrified. Shell-shocked. And then very very angry.
There was this point in time where I was consciously aware that I could 1. scream and and cry and have a huge fight with the man or 2. laugh and try to get over it. One look at Stu's sad face made me choose option 2. Because there was no point in crying over split tart. Plus he looked really sorry.

So truth is, I don't know if this tart tastes good. And though I'm no longer angry at Stu, I'm still not quite ready to attempt this again. Here's the recipe so you can tell me.

Strawberry and dark chocolate ganache tart

Ingredients

1 sheet store-bought shortcrust pastry
1 cup heavy whipping cream
350g dark chocolate, chopped
1 tsp vanilla
1.6 punnets fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled and halved
3 tbsp stawberry jam

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F). Line 20 cm-round, fluted tart tin with pastry. Trim excess pastry and lightly prick bases with a fork. Bake for 10 minutes or until pastry is cooked. Place in fridge for 30 minutes to chill.

2.  In the meantime, heat cream in a saucepan until it comes to a boil.  Remove from heat and stir in chocolate until completely smooth.  Add the vanilla and let cool for 15 minutes. Pour into cool crust.

3. Refrigerate until firm then top with stawberries.  Melt down the jam with a tablespoon of water and brush over the tart.  Chill for a 20 minutes before cutting.

4. Do not drop.

59 Responses to Strawberry and dark chocolate ganache tart

Anita said...

Looks delicious! I must try this soon!
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yours truly, melissa said...

Oh no! Good for you for not getting angry!

It really looks like you worked hard on it - it's really beautiful and appears quite delicious!

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

That looks so eyegasmic, Trish.

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Oh nooo, sorry to hear about the tart's fate! Looks dlish though, will have to give it a go and let you know the outcome!

Audrey Allure said...

That looks amazingly delicious!

Catherine said...

Oh no Trishie:( I do hope that you give it another try it does look so beautiful and I think you did so well not to shout it would have been so disappointing to see it broken. x

Shoe Bell(i)e said...

Awww, so true that it's so easy for emotions to just run amok when things like that happen and accidents do happen unfortunately... For what it's worth, that tart just looks so drool-worthy:)

UnA said...

om nom nom

xoxo

tinajo said...

Well hello there - I´d need a big piece of that right now! :-)

Anouka said...

Sorry to hear that it broke. It looked so perfect! xo

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

It certainly looks very good! And thumbs up for keeping your temper in check -- peace is just as important as dessert ;)

Kelsea Echo said...

Oh no!! This looks sooo good... I'm terribly sorry to hear it got ruined! But yeah, that is an amazing amount of self control you possess.

Celeste @ Becoming beautiful said...

Oh no!! =( So sorry to hear that the tart got destroyed. I live in constant fear of this happening. So scary. It looked amazing too! I must say that I admire your amazing capability of not getting mad. I don't know if I would have been capable of such sainthood!

Sarah B said...

Oh dear! I think you chose the correct option though as it was clearly an accident. I wouldn't have been able to resist and would have nibbled some of the ground! It looked amazing :)

Sarah B said...

Oh dear! I think you chose the correct option though as it was clearly an accident. I wouldn't have been able to resist and would have nibbled some of the ground! It looked amazing :)

Sarah B said...

Oh dear! I think you chose the correct option though as it was clearly an accident. I wouldn't have been able to resist and would have nibbled some of the ground! It looked amazing :)

Liv Lundelius said...

OH NO!
I am glad you went for decision 2 though. It looks and sounds amazing and you can do it another time.

Becca @ The Beauty Sample said...

MY GOD WOMAN--is there ANYTHING you CAN'T make?!? :P This looks super delicious--I'm sorry it was dropped but if it makes you feel any better, it looked beautiful and I'm sure it tasted the same :)

Thanks for posting this recipe! Thanksgiving is approaching and I just might give this a try and if I successfully make one that tastes alright, I can bring it to the bf's parent's house!

Diana Marks said...

looks delicious! thanks for sharing!


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Paulina said...

Mmm yummy!! <3

Gracie said...

This looks so delicious and it's a shame that you weren't able to taste it but I loved that you didn't get angry (it's so easy to get angry when something like this happens).

Jo N said...

Oh no. If it was me, I would have chuck a fit.
It looks amazing and positively yummy!

Mica said...

Oh no so sad it was ruined! Accidents happen though.

It looks delicious hope you can make it again.

We Are MIXT Bloggers said...

that looks delicious!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

So sorry that your gorgeous and delectible looking tart went to waste. You handled it very well though. He's lucky :) xoxo

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

ahhhhh i want this right now it looks SOOOOO good. mmm. too bad it wasn't super super delicious. maybe it needs a bit of extra sugar or flavoring with the chocolate or something?

<3 katherine
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Ann said...

YUM!
how I wish my cough would go away
so I could enjoy such sweet treats.

rachael said...

haha, i probably would have been mad but then burst out laughing.



rachael

Sandra said...

Oh no, haha! Well, it looks delicious. I might try making it. :)

Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

Erica said...

Oh, no! What a tart-astrophe!!! I think I'd be past tears in that situation too. Too bad the car was the only one who got a taste of it. At least you took pics first. Are you gonna try to make it again??

Gillian said...

Oh no!!!! Poor you, all that work! And poor Stu, he must've felt awful. At least it looks pretty amazing in the photos. Strawberries and chocolate - how could it not taste good?

FAIIINT said...

Oh no! That is such a shame as it looks like it would have been seriously delicious! :( Admire you for not getting mad though, I think I would have gone nuts! Hah! Hope you decide to give it another go soon, so that you can finally taste it! :)

Marie said...

Oh no! I would have been so sad... But, as you say; no point in screaming, better to laugh about it. Sad you did not get the chance to taste it, cause it sure looks yummy!
xx Marie

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Oh my, what a beautiful baker you are! But I definitely think you made the right decision with #2, these things happen :) I had a baking catastrophe myself last week, oh well didn't need the calories!
xo Mary Jo

Angelica Ng said...

I'm actually not a fan of chocolate (especially dark chocolate), so this might be a bit too sweet for me. But mmm if that was white chocolate, on the other hand...

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indie by heart said...

Awwh, what happened with the delicious (looking) tarte and Stu sounds EXACTLY what would happen with any pastry & my boyfriend Samuli! :D

Satu
Indie by heart

Fanny said...

looks so great ^^

Diva In Me said...

If it's me, I wouldn't know what to do too. I think I'd be more shock than angry but I'll definitely need more time to get over my emotional stir-up before I would start talking to my other half. You are definitely good in managing your anger. 2 thumbs up for you! =)
Your tarts look darn good!!

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Sam said...

This must be heaven on a plate, those strawberries look so inviting!

honey my heart said...

this looks absolutely amazing. ganache is a favorite of mine and add some strawberries... pure goodness!

Carrie said...

oh my gosh, you have the best recipes ever, i swear! i get hungry every time i visit your blog. this tart looks super delish. i was in shock when you were telling the story about Sty dropping it. i seriously was like :O the whole time. LOL.

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ginanorma said...

oh my goodness trishie, i am SO sorry that happened, sounds like a movie hon, awww...i hope someone tries the recipe so they can report to you!

You handled it well, I would have beeen soooooooooooooo beyond...........

xo

Mimi said...

oh my gosh, nooooo! i would probably go through the same range of emotions too, and i'd probably pick option 2 as well. ;)

p.s. i don't even have to try it, i just know from the way it looks that it's really delicious! :)

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Gaby said...

oh that sucks so badly! poor guy, he must've felt awful, and poor you for not getting to try your pie :(

Niina - It seems pretty obvious. said...

Well, well these kind of things happen, at least it looks pretty amazing! I need to try to make a tarte some day! :)

Pink Ronnie said...

You're amazing Trishie! You must come bake for me sometime. Hehe. :)
Ronnie xo

rooth said...

OH NO! I will have to congratulate you on keeping your cool and not getting angry because I know I would have.

Lilly said...

wow... this looks so yummie! i really love your cooking posts!

xoxo
lilly

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Chocolate Cookies & Candies said...

I love the new layout! Lol! Love the don't drop it on the instructions. The strawberry tart looks incredible. I'll definitely give it a try as I'm still a little tart crazed these days.

helen said...

this looks insanely decadent and delicious! will definitely save for future use! thankyou for sharing :)

Miek said...

OOoooooh, a tart from heaven!!

Patricia González Fernández said...

beautiful pictures and nice blog =)
what do you thing about following each other???

xoxo

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MrJeffery said...

that looks so yummy! sorry for the mishap!

Carolyn said...

aw! sad that happened but i'm glad you chose to laugh it off :)

Looking Glass said...

Oh no! Ahahaha! So glad you could laugh about it though. Looks delicious!

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t said...

Looks good!

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Gloria said...

Oh no! This looks so scrumptious - what a shame! Step #4 needs to be bolded and highlighted

Aizzing said...

this looks absolutely delish! :)

Debie Grace said...

Oh myyyy, that looks very delicious!!!