Absolute decadence is what you call this French Silk Tart.




3/4 cup vanilla wafer crumbs

1/2 cup finely chopped toasted macadamia nuts

1/4 cup melted butter


1 1/4 cups sugar

3/4 cup butter

3 eggs

3 oz. unsweetened chopped chocolate, melted and cooled

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Garnish with white chocolate shavings or pipe out outlines of swans.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl combine the crust ingredients; mix well. Press into a 9 1/2 -10 inch tart pan with removable bottom. Bake for 8-10 minutes; cool.


In a bowl, cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition for about 2 minutes. Blend in the cooled melted chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Pour into cooled crust. Place filled tart in refrigerator for at least 2 hours or until firm. Garnish before serving.

4 thoughts on “Absolute decadence is what you call this French Silk Tart.

    • Thank you! They are very simple to do. Make an outline of the body without wings onto parchment paper. Make another outline of the wings. Using a piping bag with melted chocolate, fill in the shapes and allow to harden. Once hardened,attach the wings to the body with more melted chocolate. Crumbled up foil or an egg carton work well to hold the swan up while the wings harden.

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