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Le Cordon Bleu News, 05/20/2014
Chocolate-raspberry brittany shortbreads
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Jam is often used in pastry to brighten up desserts. This recipe, taken from the Chocolate Bible, perfectly matches raspberry jam with a Brittany shortbread and a chocolate mousse. Simple to prepare and ideal for afternoon tea.

Recipe - Chocolate-raspberry brittany shortbreads

Serves: 35 brittany shortbreads

Preparation time: 1 hour

In this recipe:

  • salted butter
  • flour
  • dark chocolate (70 % cocoa)
  • whipping cream
  • raspberry-seed jam





Brittany shortbread pastry
160 g soft salted butter
140 g powdered sugar
3 egg yolks
210 g flour, sifted
5,5 g baking powder, sifted
Chocolate mousse
150 g dark chocolate (70 % cocoa)
270 ml whipping cream
75 g sugar
4 egg yolks
raspberry-seed jam
250 g raspberries

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  1. Brittany shortbread pastry: Place the salted butter and powdered sugar in a large bowl and beat until creamy. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, beating after each addition. Blend in the sifted flour and baking powder. Form the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic film; refrigerate 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Brush a 6 cm round pastry cutter with butter. Dust the work surface with flour and roll the dough out to a thickness of 2 mm. Cut out discs of dough using the pastry cutter and place on the baking sheet using a palette knife; leave a few centimetres between each one. Bake for 10 minutes, or until firm to the touch. Remove from the oven; cool on a rack.
  4. Chocolate Mousse: Chop the chocolate and melt over a bain-marie; remove from the heat. Whisk the whipping cream with the sugar until firm peaks cling to the whisk. Beating quickly, add 1⁄3 of the cream and the egg yolks to the melted chocolate. Fold in the remaining cream with a spatula. Fit a piping bag with a fluted tip and fill with the chocolate mousse; refrigerate for about 20 minutes.
  5. Using a teaspoon, spread a little raspberry jam on each biscuit, pipe with a rosette of chocolate mousse and top with a raspberry. Refrigerate the biscuits until required.

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