Chocolate Mousse Phyllo Cups with Raspberry Cremeux

Looking for that perfect dessert to impress family and friends this festive season? Try this decadent chocolate mousse with phyllo pastry cups.

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Serves:  1

Preparation time:  15 min

Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients for Chocolate Mousse:

  • 50 g water
  • 20g glucose syrup or honey
  • 40g Lindt Swiss Classic Dark Chocolate
  • 40g Lindt Swiss Classic Milk Chocolate
  • 80g cream

Directions for Chocolate Mousse:

  • In a saucepan, bring the water and syrup to the boil. Then add the chocolate pieces.
  • Stir until well dissolved and a smooth, shiny ganache has formed.
  • Whip the cream to form soft peaks and temper in 1/3 of the cream to your chocolate mixture.
  • Then fold in the remainder of the cream, mix until smooth and of even colour.
  • Pour into your dish and allow to set for 1 hour in the fridge.

Raspberry Cremeux

Ingredients for Raspberry Cremeux:

  • 240g raspberry puree
  • 100g eggs
  • 5g corn-starch
  • 40g sugar
  • 30g Blancor Couverture 36%

Directions for the Raspberry Cremeux:

  • Make a paste with the eggs, cornstarch and sugar.
  • Bring the raspberry puree to a boil and temper in the egg mix – cook out the cornstarch (this takes about 2minutes).
  • Lastly, add the chocolate and allow melting.

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Final Assembling

Ingredients for Assembly: 

  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Raspberry Cremeux
  • MediDeli Phyllo Pastry
  • Butter
  • Castor Sugar
  • Spray and Cook

Directions for final Assembly:

  • Cut the Mediterranean Delicacies Phyllo sheet into desired sizes.
  • Spray and cook the ramekins well.
  • Butter the first sheet of Phyllo Pastry, placing another one on top of it.
  • Continue the above process until all 5 sheets of Phyllo are buttered.
  • Place the buttered Phyllo into the ramekin and sprinkle with castor sugar.
  • Bake the Phyllo Pastry in a pre-heated over at 180°C for 8 minutes.
  • Remove Phyllo basket from the ramekin and bake for a further 5 minutes, until golden brown.  Allow to cool.
  • Brush the inside of the Phyllo Pastry basket with melted chocolate.
  • Pipe in the raspberry cremeux, followed by the chocolate mousse and decorate with chocolate shavings.

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Tips for Working with Phyllo Pastry

  • You will need to work quickly once you take the pastry out of its packaging.  A good idea is to prepare your ingredients and workstation beforehand so that everything is ready.
  • Open the packaging and unroll the sheets, immediately covering the dough with a clean, damp tea towel. This is needed to keep the dough moist. (Note:  keep the dough covered at all times when you are not working with it.
  • Layer the dough, one sheet at a time, painting on butter or even a cook spray on top of each sheet, using a soft-bristle brush to coat the sheet, before adding the next layer.
  • For savoury dishes you can add breadcrumbs on top of the butter in between each layer and for sweet dishes you can add sugar or cinnamon between the layers.

 Tip: Phyllo Pastry can be prepared in advance of creating the dish. Create your layers and bake at 180°C for 10 min or until your phyllo is golden brown.

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