Chocolate heaven

Now, Nigella I’m not but I do love to cook and I have four very keen little helpers around the kitchen! I was asked by the lovely people at Green&Black’s to taste test some chocolate and one of the bars was a milk chocolate cooking chocolate so I couldn’t resist making our firm family favourite Chocolate Mousse Tart. Plus I was feeling slightly guilty that my little darlings didn’t get a look in with the other Green&Black’s chocolate bars *ahem*

Ingredients for Chocolate Mousse Tart

  • 85g digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 85g amaretti biscuits, crushed
  • 70g butter, melted
  • 200g plain chocolate
  • 115g milk chocolate
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 2 chocolate flake bars to decorate (optional)
  1. First make the base, mix together the crushed digestive and amaretti biscuits with the butter and press down well into the base of of 9inch (23cm approx) springform cake tin. This then needs to be chilled in the fridge.
  2. Melt the plain and milk chocolate together in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Try to resist the urge to just drink it and let it cool slightly, then add the egg yolks and give it a good mix.
  3. Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks, then add the sugar and whisk it altogether until stiff.
  4. Next, fold the chocolate mixture into the egg whites and pour over the biscuit base then it needs to be chilled in the fridge preferably overnight or for at least 8 hours. It’s well worth the wait – honest!
  5. When you are ready to serve the tart, unmould from the spingform tin and transfer to a serving plate and then providing you haven’t eaten them already if you wish, you can decorate with the crumbled flake bars on the top.

Personally, I find it hard to come by really good quality milk cooks chocolate but this Green&Black’s bar has a really high cocoa content and it is really rich in flavour and has a superior smooth consistency when melted.  This is such a simple recipe though that even I can’t go wrong with it and even better, there are no fancy ingredients, just store cupboard basics. I would love you to have a go and let me know what you think. Although, I accept no responsibility for how fat it will make your backside ; )

7 thoughts on “Chocolate heaven

  1. geriatricmummy says:

    This sounds gorgeous. I have always been a bit scared of recipes requiring any egg being added to hot ingredients…I see scrambled egg chocolate mousse tart before my eyes. How do you stop that from happening :S

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