Chocolate & Avocado Mousse on Nuts, with Mastic & Mandarin Flavours

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 50gr dried apricots
  • 50gr pitless dried prunes
  • 50gr dried dates
  • 30gr raisins
  • 30gr walnut crumbs
  • 30gr hazelnut crumbs
  • 2gr mastic powder
  • 200ml mandarin juice
  • 0.70gr agar-agar*
  • 30gr walnut crumbs
  • peppermint leaves
  • grated dark chocolate (optional)

* a natural vegetable substitute for gelatin

PREPARATION

For the chocolate-avocado mousse
Peel the avocado. Put the avocado, cocoa and honey in a blender and mix until the texture is smooth. Use a blender to break up the dried fruit and the nuts into crumbles (not pulp). Peel the mandarins and separate the fillets.

For the mandarin sauce
Heat the mandarin juice in a small saucepan, at about 40°C. Add the agar-agar and gently bring to a boil. Place it in the fridge until it firms up. Take it out, put it in the blender and mix until it becomes creamy. Keep the mandarin sauce in a piping bag.

TO SERVE

Make a layer of dried fruits and nuts. Put the avocado mousse on top, along with the mandarin sauce.
Decorate with the mandarin fillets, garnish with the peppermint leaves and the grated chocolate.

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