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Recipe :: Bianco e Nero Tart

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White chocolate mousse and dark chocolate ganache on a pistachio nut crust

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  • RECIPE OF THE MONTH | September 2009

    Bianco e Nero TartWhite Chocolate Mousse and Dark Chocolate Ganache on Pistachio Nut Crust

    For the Dark Chocolate Ganache:

    :: Ingredients ::250g of 35% Whipping cream225 grams Michel Cluizel 72% chocolate Minigrammes45 grams unsalted butter cut in small cubesSome melted unsalted butterDistillerie Du Perigord Amarettoor Grand Marnier- couple glugs (optional)

    :: Method ::Heat cream until just bubbling on the sidesof the pot. Cover chocolate with hot creamin three separate batches. Mix well until chocolateis worked through. Add butter and mix (use handblender if necessary) until completely melted. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature

    For the White Chocolate Mousse:

    :: Ingredients ::2 sheets gelatin leaves250 grams of Michel Cluizel Elianza white chocolate Minigrammes150 grams of cream- 1st amount300 grams of cream- 2nd amount

    :: Method ::Soak Gelatin Sheets in cold water. Squeeze gelatin sheets of excess water and dissolve in heated cream. Pour gelatin and cream mixture over chocolate. Set aside and let mixture cool. Whip second amount of cream to soft peaks. Fold whipped cream into cooled white chocolate mixture.

    :: Assembly :: Whizz pistachios in food processor until broken. Add enough melted butter to so nuts will packwell in a crust. Pack whizzed pistachio nuts so they form a crust on the bottom of a spring form pan.

    Spread white chocolate mousse mixture over nut crust and wrap well with plastic wrap and allow to cool, set in the refrigerator.

    Once white chocolate mousse is set pour cooled chocolate ganache mixture on top of mousse.Wrap well, and allow to set in fridge for a few hours or ideally overnight.

    Unmould, cut and serve with Pistachio Ice Cream.