At once rustic and sophisticated, this dish can be on the table in less than 45 minutes. Continue reading
Marge Perry & David Bonom
German’s Chocolate cake is actually not German, but named after a man by the name of German who made the chocolate. But no matter the name or origin—we just love the ooey-gooey goodness and spectacular looks of this classic cake.
This version is just slightly more chocolate and less sweet than the classic; to ramp up the chocolate even more, substitute some of the German’s Sweet Chocolate with semi-sweet or dark.
You can serve this tart topped with a scoop of the ice cream as well as the caramel sauce…or just as is. The caramel sauce may be made days in advance—if you have the willpower to not use it up before you make the tarts.
The pastry crust may also be made a couple of days in advance.
To make sure these beautiful chips cook evenly, be sure to cut them to an even thickness. A mandolin or v-slicer makes easy work of it. While the chips cook, stir them often—again, that promotes even cooking. Finally, don’t be surprised if they aren’t crisp right when you pull them out of the pot—they crisp as they cool. Continue reading