Tarts, Pastries & Filos

Chocolate Mascarpone Tartlets with Raspberries

Chocolate Mascarpone Tartlets with Raspberries

In the last couple of days I decided to take my food photography to another level, just because I got bored with my photos, and thought that if I was going to keep blogging recipes, I was going to try and do it right. I knew these raspberry tartlets would be pretty to photograph, but I also wanted to make them because I have never made a tartlet in my life–and thought I would try something new and different. Also, let’s face it, they just sounded pretty darn delicious! I think every dessert recipe I have ever posted involves chocolate of some kind {I am kind of obsessed} and this recipe involves both white and milk chocolate, as well as fresh raspberries and mascarpone which are two other of my favorite things. I read quite a few recipes that were tedious, complex and time consuming, and decided to create a recipe that was simple, quick and easy {as usual!} I absolutely love this recipe. This morning I woke up at 6a.m to do a grueling workout, and then totally cancelled it out by having one of these for breakfast! But it was SO worth it!! I hope you guys enjoy:
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Easy Pain Au Chocolat “Chocolatines”

Easy Pain Au Chocolat “Chocolatines”

I could be a morning person…. if morning started at noon! Ha! But seriously, a typical day for me starts out like this: my son Braden wakes up at the crack of dawn, (okay, what’s the expression when dawn hasn’t even “cracked” yet, and it’s still dark outside? Because that’s more like it!) Then he stands by my bed, and says: “Muuuum, i’m huuuungry!” And I mutter something like: “Go back to bed Braden, It’s not time to wake up yet!” And then Braden moans: “But Muuuum, I want chocolate milk!” And then I somehow convince him to lay in our bed to get just a couple more precious minutes of much-needed sleep! But by that point my two year old, Gemma, is awake pleading for the same thing. So, we go into the kitchen–and they both ask for instant breakfast, warmed in the microwave (I know that’s weird, but I don’t ask questions at 6:45a.m). Then my husband and I grab a glass of the same thing (but cold) and that’s pretty much how lame I am at doing mornings, and breakfasts!
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