Food - Drink
Ina Garten's Store-Bought Shortcut For Chocolate Tart Crust
One of Ina Garten’s most famous lines is, “store-bought is fine,” and as she revealed on an episode of "Barefoot Contessa," there are plenty of pantry staples she believes are worth buying from the store, especially dessert ingredients. One such ingredient for her Dark Chocolate Tart, from her cookbook "Go-To Dinners," is no exception.
Garten's Dark Chocolate Tart contains three layers of chocolate, one of which is made entirely of store-bought cookies. To make the tart’s crust layer, Garten pulverizes an entire box of Nabisco chocolate wafers, combines it with sugar and butter, then presses the mixture into the bottom of a tart pan.
Garten uses Lindt bittersweet chocolate for the rest of the recipe and the chocolate cookies compliment the taste. "It's basically a graham cracker crust made with chocolate wafers," she explained to the New York Times, "You don't have to make a crust, you don't have to roll it out, and fit it in, and have it shrink, and be annoyed and all that."