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Title: Chocolate Mousse Tart
Post by: Sundari on September 20, 2009, 04:24:36 am
Chocolate Mousse Tart
(adapted from recipe Rawlicious thermomix booklet)

Crust Ingredients
80g shredded coconut
300g macadamias or almonds (can be soaked and dehydrated if you have a dehydrater)
65g dates
pinch sea salt
1 tablespoon cold pressed almond oil or organic coconut oil (if not dehydrating nuts may only need a little to no oil)

Method
Place coconut in Tm bowl and mill for 10 seconds on speed 8
Add remaining ingredients and mix for 1 min on speed 9
Using MC push base into pie plate or cake tin and put into freezer to set

Filling ingredients
Flesh of 3 large avocados or 4 small
30-50g Cacao powder (50 g makes it very rich)
100g agave syrup
good pinch of sea salt

Filling method
Place all ingredients into TM bowl and blend for 1 minute on speed 6 until smooth. Scrape down sides and repeat.
Spread the filling mix on top of prepared crust and garnish with strawberries or other berries and mint leaves.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Variations
Would be lovely with a fruit/berry puree as a layer on the crust first and then the mousse. Alternatively you can slice bananas onto the base before filling.

Notes
I donít have a dehydrator so I did the crust with raw macadamiaís and it turned out well but is probably moister than if using dehydrated nuts.
The mousse is really smooth and moussie. No avocado flavour or taste was detected at all and would pass as chocolate mousse to people who didnít know. Was delicious and got the thumbs up from the raw foodies who tried it.
I would definitely make it again although try with less (30g?) cacao as 50g it was really rich for me.

[I also didn't wash out the bowl and made a yummy choc fruit smoothie from the mousse left in there - adding a banana, apple and handful of strawberries some ice and water
Title: Re: Chocolate Mousse Tart
Post by: Sundari on September 20, 2009, 04:35:16 am
(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad10/HoneyAcharya/chocolatemoussetartcrust-1.jpg)

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad10/HoneyAcharya/chocolatemoussetartfilling2-1.jpg)

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad10/HoneyAcharya/chocolatemoussetarttopped-1.jpg)

This is a bit blurry  taken late at night without flash on my phone
(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad10/HoneyAcharya/chocolatemoussetartplated.jpg)
Title: Re: Chocolate Mousse Tart
Post by: Thermomixer on September 20, 2009, 05:12:29 am
Great work - really great - glad you got the photos in - unfortunately couldn't help with sorting out the pic in the first post - we'll ask MM to see if he can help.
Title: Re: Chocolate Mousse Tart
Post by: cookie1 on September 20, 2009, 08:34:44 am
Wow, if that doesn't help convert some of us I don't know what will.  It looks delicious.
Title: Re: Chocolate Mousse Tart
Post by: judydawn on September 20, 2009, 09:20:47 am
Have never used 2 of those ingredients in the filling but imagine the filling alone in a little pot would make a nice individual dessert too. I often use fillings of pies and tarts on their own to cut the calories a little.
Title: Re: Chocolate Mousse Tart
Post by: brazen20au on September 20, 2009, 09:23:12 am
wow!
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Post by: quirkycooking on September 28, 2009, 02:37:44 am
Yum, looks delicious!
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Post by: mama_bel on September 28, 2009, 04:39:48 am
Yum!  Something new to try!
Title: Re: Chocolate Mousse Tart
Post by: phatassphairy on September 21, 2011, 07:03:18 am
this looks really yum .... but i am a bit spun out by the mix of avo's and cocoa .... but next time when i see avos a bit cheaper and i might see if i can sneak this into the kitchen

i love the sound of the base ...... got any other suggestions for a filling to pop on it?
Title: Re: Chocolate Mousse Tart
Post by: chicksta44 on November 29, 2011, 12:36:35 am
We made this tart and it was absolutely sensational. You would definitely never know that it was made with avocados. The base was to die for! The only tip I would have is that the middle was slightly runnier than we would like so we put it in the freezer. Then while we are making tea we take out a slice and it is defrosted just enough by dessert time and is just a bit firmer than a mousse and freezing cold - just the way we like it. Thanks for the Recipe Sundari. 
Title: Re: Chocolate Mousse Tart
Post by: fundj&e on November 29, 2011, 01:00:37 am
that looks really yummy lisa
Title: Re: Chocolate Mousse Tart
Post by: judydawn on November 29, 2011, 01:11:31 am
Thanks for bumping this Lisa.  So the avocado part of it freezes well without discolouring? Sounds like a nice one to keep in the freezer for unexpected guests.
Title: Re: Chocolate Mousse Tart
Post by: chicksta44 on November 29, 2011, 01:25:34 am
Judy what does bumping mean  ??? I'm sorry. The avocado doesn't discolor at all. You can't even tell. Just looks like frozen chocolate mousse and defrosts well. Would you like me to take a pic of the frozen product and upload?? Its half eaten mind you. :)
Title: Re: Chocolate Mousse Tart
Post by: judydawn on November 29, 2011, 05:35:23 am
Lisa, when anyone posts a comment on something, the thread automatically comes up to the top of the list and we all get to see the recipe again if we have forgotten it.  This is called 'bumping' - there are so many great recipes hidden away on the forum and it's great when someone finds one and brings it to our attention.
Would love to see a picture of a cut piece of this frozen dessert thanks.
Title: Re: Chocolate Mousse Tart
Post by: chicksta44 on November 30, 2011, 10:00:59 pm
Hi Judy. Thanks for the explanation. :) Here is the fozen product - sorry that it is half eaten. The green bit in the middle is the  mint decoration that got mushed while cutting the frist piece and then got frozen! You can see that it hasn't discoloured and when it partiallly defrosts it goes back to that lovely rich brown colour.
Title: Re: Chocolate Mousse Tart
Post by: judydawn on November 30, 2011, 10:07:36 pm
Thanks Lisa, I'm going to make this soon for a friend from Brisbane who is coming to stay a few nights next week - I like to have a variety of ready-to-go desserts when she comes so that we can then have more time to sit and talk.
Title: Re: Chocolate Mousse Tart
Post by: Cuilidh on November 30, 2011, 10:12:47 pm
Great to find this recipe, very handy for Xmas for those with a sweet tooth but who can't eat dairy products.  I would never have thought of using avocado in this way.
Title: Re: Chocolate Mousse Tart
Post by: samanthahobbs on June 28, 2014, 01:09:24 am
This is awesome.
Thank you!!
I did run out of agave, so had to add honey to complete the sweetness, hence turning it into non vegan.
Never the less it still tastes great.
I made it into a slice for bite size pieces.Great with coffee.
The filling didn't set well in fridge for the slice, so I think next time I will add some coconut oil to the filling so it sets better, and less messy to eat. But putting in freezer works well to set and slice when slightly thawed.
I have sliced up and put into containers in freezer for an easy sweet treat.


PS sorry about the pic on the side!!  Can't figure out how to rotate it on this site. It was the right way up on my iPad!!!
Ahh. Modern technology!!
Title: Re: Chocolate Mousse Tart
Post by: judydawn on June 28, 2014, 01:37:30 am
Great idea as a slice Samantha.
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Post by: cookie1 on June 28, 2014, 12:00:31 pm
It looks very nice. I've enjoyed playing with raw recipes.
Title: Re: Chocolate Mousse Tart
Post by: LauraTO on June 28, 2014, 04:23:10 pm
This looks great, can't wait to try it!