This tart required malt powder and malted milk balls and lots of steps. It’s not something I would have picked out, but that’s why I love being a part of Baked Sunday Mornings, because it gets me to explore outside of my usual repertoire. None of the steps for the tart are difficult, there’s just a lot of components and some wait time.
The crust is a brown sugar-y, buttery, malted crust that seemed like it was too much for y 9″ tart. I think this would have worked fine in a 10″ tart pan. On top of the cooled tart goes a malted milk chocolate ganache that gets covered with crushed malted milk balls and caramelized Rice Krispies (more on that later). Then there’s a malted pastry cream that’s cut with some whipped cream on top, followed by more caramelized Krispies and a few malted milk balls for decoration.
The Rice Krispies are added to a sugar syrup over heat, and I sat there and stirred and folded and stirred for a long time. Sugar dried up on the bottom and sides of my pan in a white film and the Krispies looked normal and just kind of dry. I almost gave up, but had patience. I bumped my heat up just barely, and slowly the sugar started to melt and caramelize and I was getting amber streaks on the bottom of the pan as I folded. Eventually I was left with amber chunks of Rice Krispies that were coated with a thin layer of caramelized sugar. I’m glad I stuck it out. Note that these make a delicious snack, but they will get soggy after being in the refrigerator, so I suggest adding them just before serving.
We liked this tart, but it’s got a lot going on. We didn’t go gaga over it. Larry thinks the Krispies on the top aren’t needed. The crust by itself is delicious.
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- Malted Crisp Tart (Baked Explorations, p, 71)
Beautiful! I agree – there was a LOT of crust dough – but definitely worth making. The krispies are worth snacking on their own- that’s what I did!
I loved the crispies but wish I had only sprinkled them over right before serving to keep their awesome texture. Your tart looks great!
Very pretty tart! I ended up not using all of the dough for the crust because it looked like it was going to be too thick. But I am in love with the caramelized crispies — they are definitely worth the time and effort!
Your tart is pretty! My husband agrees with Larry. I am also glad I stuck it out on the crispies step.
I thought there was surely too much crust for 9″ tart pan too. But once all the filling piled in, it all fits perfectly like a puzzle. I think the crust plays a bigger part then just a container in this case. The way it stays crisp, I certainly don’t mind at all.