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Chocolate mousse and mixed berry tart

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With a toasted almond base, soft chocolate filling and fresh, seasonal berries on top, this tart recipe from the Adelaide Central Market is a sweet sensation.

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Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 12

Ingredients

Crust

2 cups raw almonds
┬╝ cup golden caster sugar
60g unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mousse

150g good- quality dark chocolate
150g good-quality milk chocolate
3 eggs (at room temperature)
300ml pure cream

Topping

300g mixed berries

Method

Preheat oven to 180C (160C fan-forced), lightly grease a 25cm round, loose-bottom, fluted tart tin and line the base with baking paper.

Place almonds and sugar in a food processor, pulsing until mixture resembles a fine crumb. Add melted butter and vanilla extract, pulsing until mixture is well combined and starts coming together.

Pour almond mixture into prepared tart tin, pressing firmly and evenly into the bottom and sides of the tin. Place tart tin on a backing tray in preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove tart shell from oven and allow to cool completely.

For the chocolate mousse, pour boiling water into a large saucepan until it is about a quarter full, then sit a large bowl on top, making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water.

Add chocolate, stirring occasionally until chocolate melts. Remove bowl from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Place eggs and sugar together in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until thick and mousse-like. Add egg mixture to the melted chocolate, folding gently to combine.

In a large clean mixing bowl, whisk cream using an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add a third of the whipped cream to the chocolate mixture, folding gently to combine, to help loosen the mixture. Add remaining cream, folding gently until combined.

To assemble tart, spoon chocolate mousse into the cooled tart shell, spreading evenly with the back of the spoon. Place in refrigerator and chill for two hours, to allow mousse to set.

To serve, top with fresh mixed berries.

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