Chocolate Mousse Tarts

These small Chocolate Mousse Tarts with candied orange are a delicious treat ideal to serve with afternoon tea or as a dessert… it is an inspirational Patisserie recipe !

Chocolate Mousse Tarts

First, here is the list of the different ingredients you will need to make the Chocolate Mousse Tarts that serves 8

For the Chocolate Pastry :

  • 125 g butter
  • 225 g plain flour
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 1 Egg

For the Chocolate Mousse :

  • 50 ml Milk
  • 200 g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 250 g egg white ( approximately 7 egg whites)
  • 25 g sugar
  • 250 whipping cream

Now, here are the different steps you will need to follow, to make the Chocolate Mousse Tarts in 20 minutes + 30 chilling time

To make the chocolate pastry, first, pre-heat the oven to 180°C or 350°F. Rub the butter together with the flour and the cocoa powder. Stir in the sugar and add the egg. Bring the pastry dough into a ball, wrap in cling film and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Then, roll out the pastry and prick a few holes into it with a fork. Cut circles out using a cookie cutter and press them into a bun tray cups. Blind bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Remove the pastry cases from the tray and allow to cool.

Now, to make the chocolate mousse, bring the milk to a boil, remove from the heat and add the chocolate. Once the chocolate has melted blend together with the milk. Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks are formed. Add the sugar one tablespoon at a time and continue to whisk until the mixture is stiff and shiny.

After that, carefully fold the chocolate mixture into the egg white mixture. Whip the cream to form soft peaks, fold into the mixture and place the chocolate mousse into the refrigerator to firm up.

To finish

Melt 50 g dark chocolate in a bain-marie. Brush the baked pastry cases with, to keep the pastry crisp. Pipe in the chocolate mousse. top with some candied orange rind.

P.S. If you love these little Tarts, don’t hesitate to have a shot at my Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes !

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