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Raspberry Tart

SHORTBREAD

  • Butter 150 g
  • Icing sugar 95 g
  • Almond powder 30 g
  • Salt, Guerande 1 g
  • Eggs 58 g
  • Vanilla powder 1 g
  • Flour 250 g

Mix butter, icing sugar, almond powder, salt and vanilla powder in a mixer with a paddle.
Emulsify eggs and finish with flour. Roll out to 2 mm on dough sheeter and line buttered rings, 2 cm high x 14 wide. Leave to crust one day in refrigerator and blind bake at 160°C.


EGG WASH

  • Egg yolks 100 g
  • Cream 25 g

Mix ingredients and spray blind baked tart shells. Continue to bake to colour the shells.


ALMOND CREAM

  • Butter 75 g
  • Caster sugar 75 g
  • Almond powder 75 g
  • Eggs 75 g
  • Rum 9 g
  • Tarragon, chopped 10 g
  • Raspberries as needed

Whip butter, with sugar and almond powder in mixer. Gradually add eggs and finish with rum and tarragon. Store in a piping bag. Fill 65 g per shell and place fresh raspberries. Bake at 170°C for 10 to 12 minutes.


CRÈME PÂTISSIÈRE

  • Milk 90 g
  • Cream 10 g
  • Vanilla bean 1 piece
  • Egg yolks 18 g
  • Caster sugar 10 g
  • Custard powder 5 g
  • Flour 5 g
  • Cocoa butter 6 g
  • Gelatin mass 11 g
  • Butter 10 g
  • Mascarpone 6 g

Soak gelatin in cold water. Boil milk with cream and pour onto sugar, custard powder, flour and egg yolks. Boil for 2 minutes and add cocoa butter. Add strained gelatin, butter and mascarpone. Emulsify with a hand blender and quickly cool.


RASPBERRY JELLY

  • Frozen raspberries 120 g
  • Caster sugar 75 g
  • Pectin NH 2.5 g
  • Fish gelatin 2 g
  • Water (for gelatin) 14 g
  • Lemon juice 10 g

Soak gelatin in cold water. Heat raspberries in a saucepan with half of the sugar. Add the remaining sugar with pectin and boil for 1 minute. Emulsify with a hand blender and fill a piping bag.


TARRAGON PESTO

  • Tarragon 125 g
  • Almond marzipan 15 g
  • Olive oil 75 g
  • Honey 20 g
  • Yuzu 12.5 g

Mix tarragon, marzipan, honey and yuzu with a handful of shaved ice in a Thermomix. Add olive oil and continue to mix to emulsify. Pipe a small mount onto the tarts.


ASSEMBLY

Bake tarts with tarragon almond cream, pipe a swirl of crème patissiere and repeat the operation with raspberry jelly. Pipe dots of tarragon pesto and smooth with a spatula to create a marbled effect to have different sensations when tasting. Finish with 150 g of fresh raspberries and leave at room temperature for 20 minutes before degustation.

Recipe given by

Cédric Grolet, Chef Pâtissier Hôtel Meurice, Paris

THE IDEA?

Back to basics, memories and simple flavours while adding a tarragon and olive oil pesto that enhance the flavour of the tart.


THE SHAPE?

A simple round tart, well lined and golden. It is important to have a well executed classical shape.


THE FLAVOURS?

Raspberry and tarragon. French raspberries are produced in the sun. It is therefore important that the raspberries aren’t refrigerated. Red fruits are best tasted at room temperature. The tarragon brings a like herb flavour which seasons the tart with olive oil which enrobes the pallet for a longer period compared to that of butter.


THE TECHNICAL STEP?

The most important for a fruit tart is the quality of the fruit. A nice and buttery shortbread, well baked, golden and crunchy! Also a nice ripe fruit.

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