Sep 8, 2010

Leftover Quiche base - Impossible dessert!

Don't hurt me. But this is all love. Just pure unadulterated chocolate love.

You know that Veggie Quiche I just posted before this - this was the left over base from that. See that small ball here at the bottom - just that. Well, after all that effort I put to make the base, there was no question leaving it to rot.

I initially, genuinely wanted to do a berry tart - and custard is usually a good filling for berry tarts - or a cream cheese base. But, I had neither of those things at home. But it is a known fact that one thing is always stocked up at my place - Chocolate.

So, on a whim, this was what I could come up with. A little chocolate ganache. A little tart base. A lot of love.

Roll out the dough and cover two ramekins with a thin coat of the dough. Bake with a little weight on top so they don't rise up in the center. A simple steel cup does the trick for me here. Bake in a preheated oven at 350F for about 10 mins or until you see them done. Go ahead, prick with a fork if you need to - no one's watching!

And they're done!

Pour some lite chocolate ganache (use half and half or just milk too) into the cups and let it sit in the warm oven (oven should be switched off) for about 10 mins. Then move it to the fridge and let it set for about 30 mins. Don't let the chocolate cool too much and harden up. You want the center to still be in a liquid form but the top would have set. You'll see why I say this.

Once its set, just gently pick the cup out of the ramekin and place on a serving plate.

That's almost ready to eat by itself. But, there's always room for improvement!

And so ladies and gentlemen, I present to you - one of the best desserts ever. A simple chocolate ganache tart topped with strawberries and drizzled with chocolate sauce. 

So, call the family, get the spoons and share the love.

Confess...don't you like it? Give me a 'yes' and I'll go away.

Well..I know you want more.

Enjoy. Peace out!


  1. Lovely innovation! Like the idea of using leftovers as a dessert.

  2. OMG!!!!!Thats so bad of you, to tempt us like this!!!! i m literally drooling @ the last picture!!!

  3. You cannot ask us to peace out after the last pic...with the ganache oozing out..I want I want!!!

  4. Oh boy, oh just killed me! And it was pure death-by-chocolate, just the kind of death I'd wish to die!
    This time, Im the one wanting to jump from atop a cliff, into your pool of chocolate and splash about with those lush and juicy strawberries :) Pray, let me do that, pretty please :)

    Btw, why would you call this an 'Impossible Dessert'?? You should rename it to 'Impossible-not-to-finish Dessert'!!

  5. really deilcious dessert,love the chocolate punch...

  6. Slurpp!!!wat a awesome looking and irresisitble dessert, am drooling over that last click..very tempting..

  7. Ohhh my..super idea for lefover quich base...I would def vote for you in this Anu...

  8. Who wouldn't like this lovely dessert! The last click is too tempting!

  9. whoa !!! you are such a great chef, yes, I will call you chef, not just a cook. Lovely creation. I am sure I will conjure it up very soon :)

  10. impossible dessert title itself really interesting delicious looking dessert..

  11. Hi Anu...Been following your blog for a while now. I totally love Paneer stuffed veggie cups. In one of your post you mentioned about Malaysian dish Laska....are there any good Malaysian restaurants in Tustin area that you recommend?

  12. Hi All - thanks for all the wonderful comments!

    @ Anony - yes..there is - Belacan grill on 17th street at Tustin. There used to be a restaurant called Tropika there before - then these guys bought them over. The food is excellent there - always enjoy it whenever I go. Do try. BTW - do I know you?

  13. Hi Anu...This is Karthika. I guess I commented in one of your posts earlier but not sure though. Thanks a lot restaurant update. I was about to mail you but couldn't find your email id in your profile.


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