This tart is a sweet tooth's dream. A crisp layer of cinnamon shortcrust pastry tart is filled with raspberry jam and a creamy tahini white chocolate ganache filling. It's sweet but also incredibly moreish at the same time! And a little tip: this is wonderful frozen too!
Like a lot of my recipes, this one came to me during a daydream. I had never tasted tahini ganache but figured that tahini is both a sweet or savoury ingredient so it might work but I didn't actually anticipate how well it would work. I'm hoping that you'll all try making this dessert or even the tahini ganache one day. It's about as sweet as a jam slices or an Iced Vovo so it's not tooth achingly sweet.
I made this tart during the recent Australia Day long weekend. It was done in parts. One day I baked the tart case (and screwed it up, you may see this if you look closely or with a critical eye). The next day I filled it and then left it to set for the rest of the day before photographing it.
"I don't like tahini," Mr NQN said but then proceeded to inhale the tart. Even Teddy was smitten by this tart. I was photographing it and walking back from the lounge room where this was sitting to the kitchen grabbing things for the photograph. I usually give Teddy a dog treat while I am photographing things so that he doesn't pester for food because he adores human food (he's only had it twice as we're strict food parents). As he was fast asleep I didn't bother disturbing him.
When I walked into the lounge room I saw Teddy sniffing dangerously close to this tart. Chocolate is toxic for dogs (although white chocolate only contains trace amounts of theobromine, the toxic component). "TEDDY!!!" I exclaimed. Teddy jumped up onto the couch and posed as though nothing was amiss. His body language was that of a dog that had been doing nothing but lounging about. He'd managed to pilfer one raspberry which had stained a bit of his mouth red but otherwise our cheeky little puppy was intact.
Because of this little distraction I forgot to add one of the key ingredients - some crushed sesame candy to add a nice crunch. Perhaps you'll be much wiser than I and distract all that may wander in and try to steal a piece of this tart!
So tell me Dear Reader, are you often interrupted or distracted by things? Do you like recipes that can be done in stages over a few days or would you rather get it all done at once?