If you've been on Instagram recently, you've probably seen these cookies. They're from Alison Roman's Dining In cookbook, and I had planned to follow everybody else's lead and make them one afternoon. But as I was going through the book, I saw this tart and all my plans changed.
This is a chocolate-tahini tart and chocolate, tahini, and tarts happen to be three of my favorite things. Put them together and it's hard to resist.
The recipe involves a few different steps but nothing too crazy. Sure, the dough is homemade, but you don't need to chill it or roll it out. You just press it down straight into the pan, flatten it with your hands, and bake it for about 15 minutes. The filling doesn't require any baking, but you'll have to let the tart rest for at least a couple hours before you can dive in (the recipe says "at least 1 hour" but I found that wasn't long enough for mine). So make sure to plan accordingly.
The result is a rich, intense, and very chocolatey tart. The crunchy salt on top is crucial as it really brings the whole thing together and perfectly balances the bitterness of the chocolate. Now, if you like your desserts sweet, I'm afraid this one isn't for you, but if you're a fan of strong chocolate flavors, you're in for a treat. —Marie Telling
Get the recipe here.