Well, I can't offer a review of this yet, b/c I haven't tried it, but I enjoyed making it! It was my first time making homemade caramel and it wasn't nearly as scary as I thought it would be!
I made the tart dough last night, but didn't read far enough through the recipe to where it instructed not to mold so much that the dough "loses it's crumbly texture" oops...I totally kneaded it until it was like normal pie dough... but from the bits that I have sneaked a taste of, it still seems crumbly.
I used a smaller tart pan, so my caramel/peanut layer was thicker than I think it should have been, but from my licks of the spoon I think that's not a bad thing.
i also had WAY too much ganache due to my smaller size, but my co-workers aren't huge on dark chocolate, so I think the ratio will be more to their liking this way.
topped w/a few more honey-roasted peanuts
Also, I have broken the rule about serving it the same day, and am refrigerating this overnight and then letting it come up to temp at work tomorrow for everyone to eat. Hopefully it will still be good!
I will update tomorrow, hopefully with a picture of a tart slice and review of the finished product!
Be sure to check out the TWD blogroll to see how the other bakers did, and check out Carla's blog for the recipe. Thanks for another great challenge!
Update: the verdict is in--the tart is a hit! All my co-workers have enjoyed it and commented on how rich it is (I mean really, if I had included the full amount of chocolate it would have been crazy!). I think I should have decreased the amount of tart dough I used considering that I had a smaller pan, b/c it was very hard to cut, and the corners were super-thick, but it tasted just like shortbread and was so yummy! I didn't lose the crumbly texture despite my over-mixing. I have a picture, though not a good one, that I will post tonight.