This year all of the kids arrived in the evening on Friday and without multiple commitments we were able to spend the evening together. I had made two desserts and served small portions of each.
With dessert we sampled this bottle of Chianti that was bottled at the winery that the girls and I visited in Italy last year.
The first dessert was a bittersweet chocolate tart in a cracker crust with a whipped vanilla Marscapone cheese topping made with homemade Marscapone cheese.
|chocolate truffle tart with marscarpone filling|
The second dessert was a chocolate pecan torte. Four thin layers of chocolate cake filled with chocolate frosting between the layers and a rich chocolate glaze on top. The frosting covers the sides of the torte and pecans are pressed into the frosting.
|chocolate pecan torte|
chocolate pecan torte
chocolate truffle tart with marscarpone topping