Can A Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart Get You Promoted?!

Get Ready To Blow The Bosses Minds With This Delicious Treat!

So – it’s time to bring treats for the office, huh? Well, this is your opportunity to show that one busy-body who always tries to go all out to impress the bosses with the 1 foot high “über creative” cakes.

How to take this upstart down a notch? By bringing in homemade Chocolate Salted Caramel Tarts!

Sure, bringing in chocolate tarts to work is cheating, because, as we all know, humans have a serious weakness for chocolate. Like catnip for cats…

So what?

You want to be noticed by the big shots, right?  Well then, do what they do: Play Dirty.  Slap people right in their hippocampus.  Then the players will know that, secretly, you are one of them.

Your new theme music will be: “Now We’re Movin’ On Up…. To The East Side”!!

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For more information about how to bake this treat, check out this recipe excerpted from Saveur.com:

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serves 8
8 hours, 30 minutes
For the Crust
1 1⁄2 cups flour
1⁄4 cup plus tbsp. Dutch-process unsweetened cocoa powder
1⁄4 tsp. kosher salt
10 tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed and softened
1⁄2 cup plus 2 tbsp. confectioners’ sugar
2 egg yolks, at room temperature
1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extact
For the Filling and Garnish
1 1⁄2 cups sugar
3 tbsp. light corn syrup
1⁄4 tsp. kosher salt
6 tbsp. unsalted butter
6 tbsp. heavy cream
1 tbsp. crème fraîche
Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache
Gray sea salt, for garnish

Instructions:

Make the crust: Heat oven to 350˚. Combine flour, cocoa powder, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside. Using a handheld mixer, cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until mixture is pale and fluffy; mix in yolks and vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients. Transfer dough to a 9″ fluted tart pan with a removable bottom and press dough evenly into bottom and sides of pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Prick the tart shell all over with a fork and bake until cooked through, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let cool.

Make the caramel: In a 1-qt. saucepan, whisk together sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 6 tbsp. water and bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer inserted into the syrup reads 340°. Remove pan from heat and whisk in butter, cream, and creme fraiche (the mixture will bubble up) until smooth. Pour caramel into cooled tart shell and let cool slightly; refrigerate until firm, 4-5 hours.

Pour warm Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache evenly over tart and refrigerate until set, 4-5 hours. Sprinkle tart with sea salt, slice, and serve chilled.

Image and excerpt credit: Saveur.com

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