Maybe it’s my Dutch blood, or some unspoken essential to a girls weekend, but when we all decided to make recipes from scratch items already stocked in Lindsay’s pantry, I knew my dessert had to include chocolate. Here is what I came up with: chocolate cream cheese mousse served on flaky pastries topped with sliced fresh strawberries. Light enough to be good on a summer night with cocktails with the girls, and yet the chocolate and cream cheese added a richness to satisfy any sweet tooth.
I cut 1/2 C butter into 1 1/4 C flour, added about 1/4 C water, 1/4 C sugar, and a sprinkle of salt,
kneaded and flattened the dough,
used a champagne glass to cut the pastry dough into little circles,
and baked at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
I mixed 7 Tbl sugar, 5 Tbl cocoa, 6 oz. cream cheese, and a splash of milk, and whipped it all up.
This looks delicious. I think even I could make these! Great for a party or like you all did, a girl’s night!!!
Looks so yummy! Have to try it! Thanks for sharing!
Love this idea! The tarts look really special but yet you managed to make them from items in an average pantry (yay… I love bookmarking ideas like this!). Thanks. Hope that you girls had a lovely evening! x
WOW!!!! IM SO GONNA TRY THIS. THANK YOU.
Oh yum!! The fresh strawberries on top are a nice touch.