For the gathering last Sunday, hosted by some women from my church, I made a dark chocolate tart. I decorated it to look like a tree of life (or placenta, depending on which frame of mind you're in). The white chocolate was runnier than it should have been, so all of the intricate swirls flowed outward more than they should have. Oh well...it was still really delicious.
Here's the recipe, from the American edition of Larousse Gastronomique:
Dark Chocolate Tart:
4 oz (100 g) dark chocolate (60-70% minimum)
4 oz (100 g or 1/2 cup) butter
1/2 cup (50 g) flour
1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
Melt chocolate and butter together and stir. Add the other ingredients and mix until smooth and shiny. Bake at 350F in a greased & floured tart pan or round cake pan for 20 minutes. Let cool.
1/2 cup cream
3 oz (80 g) dark chocolate
1 Tbsp (10 g) butter
Bring cream to a boil and stir in chocolate and butter until fully incorporated. Spread on top of cooled tart.