I like cooking and baking, but I like multi-tasking more, so I like recipes that allow me to work on blog posts, feed the dog, wear the baby, and swiffer the floor in between cooking steps. So whenever I Google new recipes I always type "best easiest" in front of the recipe. Like, "best easiest lemon pie", or "best easiest one-pot pumpkin pasta". (My one exception to this habit is the gluten-free croissant recipe I found a few years ago. They take an entire weekend to make, but they are SO GOOD, and if you're a GF kind of person, you know "gluten-free", "croissant", and "good" are not usually found in the same sentence. Let me know if you want the recipe!)
When I volunteered to make desserts for Christmas dinner while I also had a 2 month old, my habit of Googling "best easiest" was even more important. After perusing some recipes claiming to be "easy", I narrowed my search to things with 5 ingredients or fewer (read: 2 month old).
What I found was this chocolate tart, and it is not only simple but also DELICIOUS. Since it's basically melted chocolate chips held together by cream it tastes like melted chocolate chips held together by cream.
You could snazz it up by making your own crust, but I stuck to the Mi-Del gluten-free crust, and all of my gluten-loving relatives were big fans (and had no idea it was gluten-free until I told them!)
1. Gather ingredients and preheat oven to 375.
2. Mix 1 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup milk, and 1/4 cup sugar in a pot. Heat until boiling, then turn off heat and slowly add 6 oz/170 g of chocolate chips, stirring as you add.
3. Add 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk to bowl then slowly add chocolate mixture to egg. Don't stir too fast and scramble the egg!
4. Pour mixture through strainer into crust and bake for 25ish minutes (I usually take it out between 20ish and 28ish minutes - I know - I'm not exact and am therefore a terrible baker, but I swear it will be fine anywhere in that time range!). It will still look liquidy but will firm up out of the oven!
Babywearing optional :)
I got this great recipe from here:
Anyone else have any best easy recipes to share with me?