Chocolate tart with scrumptious chocolate mousse and toasted hazelnuts

Chocolate tart with scrumptious chocolate mousse and toasted hazelnuts

By 16/06/2014

Yesterday it was father's day and my other half's birthday so a good excuse to spoil him rotten and bake something really naughty.

For a true chocoholic I made a scrumptious super chocolatey tart. I have added cocoa to the shortcrust pastry and made a rich chocolate custard as a filling. A generous sprinkle of toasted hazelnuts on top will give it a crunchy bite and make this tart really irresistible and moreish.

I will make this again!

  • Prep Time : 45 minutes
  • Cook Time : 40 minutes



On your working top put the flour, the egg, sugar, cocoa powder and with a fork stir the ingredients in well. Add the cold diced butter and working quickly with your hands combine the ingredients well together to make a smooth ball. If it feels sticky put it in the fridge for 30 minutes wrapped in cling film.

Chocolate tart with hazelnut crust

Lay the pastry on a round baking tray and flatten it with your hands or with a rolling pin. Prick it over the base with a fork to avoid the formation of air bubbles (or cover it with beans) and bake it at 180C for 25-30 minutes until slightly golden

Chocolate tart with hazelnut crust

Make the chocolate mousse by whisking the egg yolks with the sugar until pale and creamy. Add the flour and the cocoa and gently stir them into the mixture.

Chocolate tart with hazelnut crust

Warm up the milk and gently pour it into the mixture stirring all the time. Pour the mixture into a sauce pan, put it over a source of heat and bring to the boil. Cook for about 10 minutes until the mixture has thickened.

Chocolate tart with hazelnut crust

Chocolate tart with hazelnut crust

Remove from the source of heat and add the chocolate which will melt nicely.

When the shortcrust pastry has cooked let it cool down then spread the jam all over the base.

Pour the mousse onto the shortcrust pastry and level it well with a spatula or with a spoon.

Chocolate tart with hazelnut crust

Sprinkle the hazelnuts on top. You can also sprinkle some icing sugar around the border to make it prettier.

Chocolate tart with hazelnut crust

Chocolate tart with hazelnut crust

Chocolate tart with hazelnut crust

This is going to "A Mummy Too" hosted by Emily and to "Tasty Tuesdays" hosted by Honest Mum.

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12 Responses to Chocolate tart with scrumptious chocolate mousse and toasted hazelnuts

  1. Alison

    This looks absolutely gorgeous, I must give it a go

  2. Choclette

    Ooh lovely Alida. Love the layer of toasted hazelnuts on top. I’d never have thought to add a layer of jam either, but what a good idea.

  3. gloria

    this chocolate tart look wonderful Alida!

  4. la cucina di Molly

    Allora doppi auguri a tuo marito! Bella e golosa questa crostata, complimenti! Un abbraccio!

  5. Lady Lilith

    Oooh. I like the multi textures you have going on.

  6. Javelin Warrior

    I would love a slice of this tart, Alida! A wonderful combination of chocolate and hazelnuts and such a beautiful presentation…

  7. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    Boy, the tow of you were probably bouncing off the walls, between this fabulous tart and the coffee. I know I would be. But this chocolate tart looks awesome. I love the idea of mixing the cocoa powder in the dough. The jam also gives it that little flavor of sweetness and then the mouse topped with the hazelnuts…Just amazing. I am getting hungry just writing about it. Lucious and decadent. I hope that your hubby had a great day for his Father’s Day and his Birthday…Thanks for sharing are amazing! Have a good week…
    Dottie 🙂

  8. Denise (mum on a mission for a better life)

    Wow! I am a big chocoholic and this sounds divine! I am definitely adding this to my recipes to try list 🙂 #TastyTuesdays

  9. Louise

    Gorgeous Alida! I would dive right in if that yummy tart were in front of me right now! Thanks for sharing…

  10. becky

    This just looks delicious! Yummy!! X

  11. Honest Mum

    Wow utterly stunning, adore your photos and so lovely to have you link up to #tastytuesdays

  12. Julie's Family Kitchen

    Chocolate and hazelnuts are perfect together, your tart sounds divine. #tastytuesdays #recipeoftheweek

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