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Chocolate Tart Recipe

Chocolate Tart Recipe

Happy New Year, friends! I was recently invited by Samsung to make one of their Club des Chefs recipes by Eric Frechon (a 3 Michelin-star chef and holder of the prestigious MOF title, which is a rare and supreme honor attributed to only the profession’s most talented chefs). I’ll admit I was a little intimidated at the thought! But when I found out the recipe was for a Chocolate Tart I couldn’t wait to take on the challenge because … CHOCOLATE.

Chocolate Tart Recipe

My girls and I had so much fun making our tart! It didn’t take long at all to put together. While we did have one teeny tiny incident attempting our first crust from scratch, it was our own fault (note the Chef Eric’s wise and experienced recommendation in his recipe to use pie weights or beans to keep the crust from slipping if you make the crust from scratch, so don’t try to leave that step out, ha). Fortunately we recovered and our finished tart turned out so beautifully, definitely beyond our expectations!

Check out our little video, above!

Chocolate Tart Recipe
If you want to garnish your tart, try a dusting of powdered sugar for a snowy effect, mint leaves for a little color and pretty texture, or even berries, whipped cream or chocolate shavings!

This chocolate tart is really easy to make and so rich and delicious, you could whip one together this week for a New Year’s party or for any gathering and be everyone’s favorite person!

Find the original delicious Chocolate Tart recipe here! NOTE: This recipe is not listed in U.S. measurements, so here’s my simple recommendations for an adaptation, below:


Use your favorite brand of pre-made pie shell for a quick shortcut! Marie Callender is delicious and easy. Bake according to directions on package for a no-bake pie.


Melt 10-12 ounces Dark Chocolate Baking Chunks (67% cacao).
Add about 2 Tablespoons of butter and stir to melt.
Remove from heat.
Pour in about 10 ounces of heavy cream (300 ml) and stir.
Pour chocolate mixture into crust.
Put tart in fridge 30 minutes or until firm.


Photos and video by The Inspired Room, in partnership with Samsung Home Appliances

5 Inspiring Organizing Projects to Jumpstart the New Year

5 Inspiring Organizing Projects to Jumpstart the New Year
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Hello, friends! I hope you are enjoying a little in-between the holidays downtime, I sure am! It’s been so nice to just be hanging out with my family, resting and even starting to dream a little bit of 2016!

Today I thought I would pop in with a few organization project ideas that might help put you (and me!) in the mood to get organized.


5 Inspiring Organizing Projects to Jumpstart the New Year

Pick one small space to organize before the New Year even begins!

How could you use a cute little cart like the versatile Ikea Raskog Utility Cart to organize necessities in the kitchen, bathroom, office or craft room? My son has one like this that he uses as a nightstand, it’s perfect for a compact space! 

5 Inspiring Organizing Projects to Jumpstart the New Year
Set aside an afternoon to clean out old or expired cosmetics and medicines.
Inspiration via BHG

Gather items that can help corral everything you need so your cabinet is visually pleasing and organized. Paper the back of your cabinet with contact paper or wallpaper for a little bit of happy pattern or color every time you open the door.

5 Inspiring Organizing Projects to Jumpstart the New Year

Start the new year with a fresh and organized linen closet, or create a special guest linen cabinet!

Here is some inspiration: How to Organize a Linen Closet via Ballard Designs blog

5 Inspiring Organizing Projects to Jumpstart the New Year

Set up a creative work space so you’ll feel inspired to kick off 2016 with a bang!

Do you have business or creative dreams for 2016? Give yourself the gift of a creative and organized workspace where those dreams can become a reality.

How could you use a pegboard to organize your creative supplies? (via Fabric Paper Glue).

5 Inspiring Organizing Projects to Jumpstart the New Year

Pick one organizing project that you’ve been meaning to get to. Set the date and time to gather the supplies and complete it! One success will inspire the next project, sometimes we just have to get the ball rolling!

As I was wrapping holiday gifts I really got inspired to organize my gift wrap and ribbon. This DIY gift wrap organization system looks so easy (just cup hooks and dowels on the wall or back or a door!) via Woman’s Day / Repeat Crafter Me

What organizing project are you most wanting to tackle this year?

More organization inspiration posts on The Inspired Room:

Get Organized {Command Centers and Paper Organizers}

How to Eliminate Paper Clutter Forever

How to Get Organized in a Small House

Let’s Get Organized {Happy Drawers}