Recipe of the month


Recipe for 2 portions.


  • Eggs 488 g
  • Invert sugar 260 g
  • Flour T55 400 g
  • Desiccated coconut 88 g
  • Icing sugar 240 g
  • Baking powder 20 g
  • Salt, fine 6 g
  • Lime zest 10 g
  • Coconut milk 70% 100 g
  • Butter 199 g
  • Coconut oil 199 g
  • Malibu coco liquor 18% 50 g

Mix eggs with invert sugar. Add sifted powders, lime zest and coconut milk. Add hot melted butter and coconut oil. Finish with liquor and stir. Spread 1,650 g to 8 mm thick on a 60 x 40 cm baking tray. Bake at 200°C for approximately 7 minutes. Press into a 60 x 40 cm baking frame. Spread 700 g to 3 mm thick onto a 60 x 40 baking tray and bake at 200°C for approximately 4 minutes. Cut into small hearts.


  • Pink grapefruit juice 780 g
  • Glucose 78 g
  • Caster sugar 130 g
  • Pectin NH nappage 26 g
  • Potato starch 20 g
  • Yuzu puree 52 g
  • Raspberry pieces 390 g
  • Fish gelatin mass 65 g

Heat grapefruit juice with glucose to 40°C and add sugar mixed with pectin and starch. Boil for 2 minutes and add yuzu puree, raspberry pieces and gelatin mass.

Entremets insert
Spread 1.5 cm thick insert onto 8 mm thick sponge and freeze before cutting a heart shape insert.

Heart decoration
Mould into a heart mould and place a 3 mm small heart. Freeze and spray with neutral glaze.



  • Raw “unrefined” sugar 71 g
  • Coconut sugar 71 g
  • Almond powder 88 g
  • Desiccated coconut 88 g
  • Flour T55 140 g
  • Butter 140 g
  • Salt “fleur de sel” 2 g

Reconsituted shortbread

  • Couverture Opalys 33% (Valrhona) 510 g
  • Almond puree 270 g
  • Lime zest 10 g
  • Feuilletine 200 g
  • Salt “fleur de sel” 2 g

Mix sugars with almond powder, desiccated coconut, flour and butter to form a crumble texture. Press through a large sieve. Bake on a perforated silicon mat at 150°C for 16 minutes. Melt couverture to 45°C with almond puree and zest. Pour onto baked streusel, feuilletine and crushed salt. Do not over mix the mass to avoid creating a heavy texture. Spread to 5 mm thick into a frame (approximately 1,460 g). Take particular care not to crush the mass, but just lightly spread into the frame to retain the crunchy texture. Make sure to spread in a warm room (such as an oven room) to help with the manipulation. Freeze and cut heart shapes.


  • Intense coconut puree 300 g
  • Fish gelatin mass 50 g
  • Locust bean gum 3 g
  • Egg white 32 g
  • Glucose 49 g
  • Cream 35% fat 120 g

Heat puree to 35°C, add melted gelatin mass and locust bean gum before blending. At the same time, heat whites with glucose on bain-marie to 40 C before whipping in mixer to cool. Fold half of semi-whipped cream into coconut base, add meringue and finish with remaining whipped cream.


  • Ruby lustre dust 10 g
  • Kirsch 45% 70 g

Mix ingredients together and set aside.


  • Couverture Opalys 33% (Valrhona) 5,000 g
  • Red colorant, fat based 18 g
  • Raspberry cocoa butter as nec.

Melt chocolate and add colouring. Temper and spread 60 x 40 sheets (approximately 350 g). When chocolate starts to set, cut butterflies for the decoration. Stick the two wings together and lightly spray with raspberry cocoa butter to create a splashed effect.


Upside-down assembly. Pipe approximately 80 g coconut mousse into each mould. Tap to remove air bubbles. Place insert with sponge on top. Complete with remaining mousse and place a disc of reconstituted shortbread. Smoothen and blast freeze.


Blast freeze to facilitate the unmoulding process. Spray with raspberry cocoa butter, then with ruby spray. Place in the centre of the entremets a decoration sprayed with neutral glaze. Place frozen entremets onto a heart cake board with a drop of invert sugar. Stick butterfly with a small amount of melted chocolate. Place 3 dots of gold.

Recipe given by

Champion du Monde de la Pâtisserie,
Chef international de la création pâtissière, Ladurée.


The heart symbol represents Valentine’s Day and we wanted to remain with bright and intense colours of ruby raspberry which attracts the eye in the shop window.


I really like raspberry and grapefruit flavours which link well with coconut and remind us of the bright red colour of the exterior of the heart.


The assembly is quite simple. It is important to respect each step of each recipe: the small details is the secret if the best pastry shops!


Do not overcook the compote to retain the most freshness, the acidity which reduces the sweetness and also retains fruit chunks in the marmlalade.

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