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Raspberry White Chocolate mousse tarts

These little tarts are made of crumbly almond dough and silky white chocolate mousse and topped with fresh raspberries. A great summer dessert!

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If you are looking for a light creamy summer dessert, these raspberry white chocolate tarts would be an ideal choice. These tarts consist of crunchy almond crust, silky white chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries on the top.

These mini tarts can be served as an elegant dessert or along a cup of tea during your afternoon gathering. If you love mini tarts, check out our recipes for simple chocolate tarts and zesty lemon hazelnut tarts.

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How to make the tart crust

Crust for these little tarts is so easy to make. You will need ALMONDS, PLAIN FLOUR, BROWN SUGAR, SALT, BUTTER, EGG YOLK AND GRATED LEMON ZEST.

First toast almonds in the oven to enchance the flavour and grind them finely. Continue with placing flour, sugar, salt and almonds in the medium bowl, then rub cold butter, add grated lemon zest and in the end egg yolk. Knead until the dough comes together. Wrap in cling film and let it cool in the fridge for 30 minutes.

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Which tart tins to use for baking

These mini tarts are baked in mini tart tins. We love to use these 10cm/4 inch individual tart tins with removable bottoms and non-stick surface so you don't need to grease them.

These are ideal as they allow simple baking, easy removal of tarts and easy cleaning. They are made of high quality carbon steel which is durable and ideal for even and quickly baking of tarts. Check out below in the recipe how to line tart tins with the dough.

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Making the white chocolate mousse

Making the filling for these tarts couldn't be easier. First melt white chocolate with some cream in the double boiler, leave to cool. Beat using an electric hand mixer the rest of the whipping cream until soft peaks form then fold it into the melted white chocolate. Cool in the fridge for 20 - 30 minutes. You will get silky and delicious mousse ideal for filling these tarts.

Storing raspberry white chocolate mousse tarts

Store these tarts in the fridge covered with aluminium foil for up to 3 days.

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Raspberry white chocolate mousse tarts

SERVES: 6 mini tarts
COOKS IN: 1 hour plus cooling time
LEVEL: Moderate

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS FOR THIS RECIPE:

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INGREDIENTS

For the pastry

  • 50g (1/3 cup) whole almonds
  • 160g (1 1/3 cup) plain flour
  • 50g (1/4 cup) demerara sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 126g (9 tbsp) butter, cold and cubed
  • egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon of grated lemon zest

For the white chocolate mousse

  • 200g (7 ounceswhite chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 300ml (1 1/4 cup) whipping cream (33-36% milk fat)
  • 30-45ml (2-3 tablespoons) lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 170g (6 ounces) fresh raspberries

METHOD

  1. FOR THE PASTRY, first prepare the almonds by toasting them in the oven. Preheat the oven to 160°C (300°F). Arrange the almonds in a single layer on baking tray and toast for about 7 - 8 minutes, stirring them every 2-3 minutes. They are done when they are fragrant and their skin cracked. Remove from the oven and, cool completely and blitz them in a food processor until coarsely ground.

  2. Combine flour, demerara sugar, ground almonds and salt in a large bowl. Add the cubes of cold butter and rub into dry ingredients with your fingers until you get a coarse crumbs. 

  3. Add an egg yolk to the flour/almond mixture and knead with your hands a compact dough. If the dough is to dry, add 1-2 tablespoons iced water. Wrap in cling film and cool in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 180°C/356°F. Prepare 6 loose-bottomed tart tins with diameter of 10cm/4 inch.

  5. Take the dough from the fridge, leave for a few minutes to soften slightly and divide into 6 even pieces. Roll each piece into rounds (2 - 3mm thick) large enough to line tart tins. Lift the pastry into each tin and press into sides. Trim the edges and prick the dough with a fork all over the surface. Place tart tins into the freezer for 10 minutes.

  6. Place tart tins in the oven rack and bake for 12 - 14 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  7. TO MAKE THE MOUSSE FILLING, combine the white chocolate and 100ml whipping cream in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water. Stir until the chocolate is smooth and melted. Remove from the heat, stir in lemon juice and cool. Whip up the remaining cream (200ml) until soft peaks form. Fold a spoonful of the cream into the cooled white chocolate mixture, then fold the remaining cream. Cool in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.

  8. Spread white chocolate mousse over pastry cases and arrange the raspberries over the mousse. Cool the tarts in the fridge for about 1-2 hours or until the chocolate mousse has set. 

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