Miss Renaissance


Sometimes All We Need Is A Little {Chocolate}


Ok, so I’m a complete Chocolate Fanatic!! Have always been….will always be! Over the years, my taste for Chocolate has grown from loving anything and everything that even remotely looked/tasted like Chocolate, to becoming a Chocolate Snob of sorts. These days, I tend to crave a more refined, dark & deeply flavored Chocolate. On most days a square or two of Dark Chocolate from one of my favorite brands (Green & Black’s, for example) is enough to tide me over until the next day. Sometimes (ok, fine – OFTEN) though, I feel the urge to indulge and have a truly refined Chocolate Dessert. In this case, nothing satisfies me more than a perfectly  rich Dark Chocolate Tart – preferably with a nice layer of Caramel Glaze on top! There, I said it.

The Tart pictured above has the perfect ratio of crust/filling/glaze. Using edible Gold Leaf to decorate this tart is a very simple way to glam it up. I like baking these in small, individual tart forms rather than making one big tart, but either way is divine.

Recipe for the Crust & Filling Here, and for the Caramel Glaze Here.

Have fun with your Chocolate!


{Photo by Miss Renaissance.}


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    January 24, 2012

    Have you ever gone to the International Chocolate Show when it goes to New York? It’s amazing. The air is thick with it and free samples everywhere from chocolatiers all over the world!




      February 15, 2012

      I’ve heard of the chocolate show – would love to make it there some time!




    January 24, 2012

    Have you tried the Lindt Excellence with a touch of Sea Salt? It’s a little piece of heaven, the perfect combination of sweet, bitter, salty and smooth! Per their website: “And their unique LINDT EXCELLENCE creation will surprise your taste buds with an unexpected alliance of nicely bitter, silky dark chocolate refined with tiniest crystals of “Fleur du Sel” – the flower, or the crown of the sea salt.”



    jillian nicole


    January 24, 2012

    That looks divine! I agree with MyPostCardsFromHome too–anything with chocolate and sea salt is a keeper!:)


    Style Positively


    January 24, 2012

    Oh my! This post is making me crave chocolate. I’m also a chocolate fanatic and love a classic chocolate cake with chocolate icing. I now have a sudden urge to bake a cake!

    Have a great week,


    Claire Fischer


    January 24, 2012

    Sometimes all we need is a little chocolate…or alot!!! :)


    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)


    February 6, 2012

    This looks SO good! The flavor combinations are some of my all-time favorite. I’m pretty sure this would satisfy any chocolate craving out there. Thanks for sharing!