This flaky chocolate pastry holds a rich mousse filling. If you prefer, you can substitute almond liqueur and almonds for the hazelnut liqueur and nuts.
- Portion size 16 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2008
MethodChocolate Pastry: In bowl, beat butter with sugar until light; beat in egg yolk and vanilla. In separate bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt ; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions to make soft dough. With wet or floured hands, press onto bottom and up side of 9-inch (23 cm) round tart pan with removable bottom. Prick with fork. Freeze for 20 minutes or until firm.
Line pie shell with greased foil, greased side down; fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake in bottom third of 400°F (200°C) oven for 15 minutes. Remove weights and foil. Bake for about 8 minutes or until firm and edges have darkened. Let cool on rack.
Meanwhile, bring 2/3 cup (150 mL) of the cream to boil; pour over chocolate in bowl and whisk until smooth. Whisk in hazelnut liqueur. Let stand, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes or until slightly thickened and cooled.
Whip remaining cream. Fold one-third into chocolate mixture; fold in remaining whipped cream. Scrape into cooled crust, swirling top. Refrigerate for about 2 hours or until set. (Make-ahead: Cover loosely and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)
Garnish: In bowl, whip cream. Pipe or spoon around edge of tart. Sprinkle hazelnuts over cream.
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Sodium 55 mg
- Protein 3 g
- Calories 305.0
- Total fat 23 g
- Cholesterol 75 mg
- Saturated fat 14 g
- Total carbohydrate 22 g
- Iron 7.0
- Folate 11.0
- Calcium 3.0
- Vitamin A 19.0