Elle & Vire Recipes
by Jérôme De Oliveira

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To prepare this dish

Ingredient list
SWEET PASTRY
371 g T55 flour
41 g potato starch
69 g ground almonds
248 g Elle & Vire gourmet butter 82% FAT
3 g salt
96 g eggs
172 g fine sugar
POACHED FIGS
499 g fresh figs
200 g water
350 g fig purée
200 g raspberry puree
150 g strawberry puree
5 g vanilla pods
20 g fresh ginger
10 g cinnamon
2 g orange zest
2 fig leaves
1 g nutmeg
ALMOND CREAM
283 g Elle & Vire gourmet butter 82% FAT
248 g icing sugar
248 g ground almonds
29 g powdered cream
192 g eggs
SQ poached figs
TARRAGON GELEE
32 g
324 g water
65 g Glucose syrup (43 DE)
104 g lemon juice
65 g sugar
10 g agar agar
1 g lime zest
FIG GELEE
469 g sugar
153 g water
812 g fig cooking liquid
165 g gelatine mass
FIG CHANTILLY
288 g Excellence Whipping Cream 35% FAT
30 g invert sugar
20 g glucose
35 g fig leaves
200 g white chocolate
433 g Excellence Whipping Cream 35% FAT
Elle & Vire products used

The recipe,
step by step

  1. 1

    SWEET PASTRY

    Sift the flour with the potato starch and ground almonds. Work together with the butter and salt to form crumbs. Mix with the eggs and sugar using the paddle. Do not overmix. Refrigerate. Roll out to a thickness of 3 mm and cut out circles to fit into 4 Ø18 cm 2-cm high tart rings. 
  2. 2

    POACHED FIGS

    Wash the figs and cut in 2. Combine all ingredients in a sous vide pouch, seal and cook in a steam oven or a bain-marie for 20-25 minutes. Strain through a chinois. Remove the figs and set aside. Reserve the cooking liquid for the gelee. 
  3. 3

    ALMOND CREAM

    Combine the softened butter with the icing sugar in the stand mixer. Add the ground almonds, custard powder and eggs. Pipe out into the pastry bases, top with the poached figs and bake for 35-40 minutes at 160°C.
  4. 4

    TARRAGON GELEE

    Wash the tarragon, remove the leaves and blanch them in boiling water before plunging them into ice water. Strain. Heat the water with the glucose and the lemon juice, add the sugar combined with the agaragar and bring to the boil. Pour over the tarragon, add the zest and mix with a hand mixer. Strain through a fine sieve to obtain a very smooth gelee. Pour into a piping bag and refrigerate 24 hours. 
  5. 5

    FIG GELEE

    Heat the water and sugar to 125°C. Deglaze with the fig cooking liquid then bring the temperature back up to 105°C. Add the gelatine mass. Let cool to 20°C. Pour over the figs using a piston funnel. Use 320 g of gelee per Ø18 cm tart. 
  6. 6

    FIG CHANTILLY

    Bring the cream (1), inverted sugar and glucose to the boil. Add the coarsely chopped fig leaves, cover the saucepan with plastic film and let infuse for 10 min. Strain through a chinois and pour over the white chocolate in 3 additions. Add the chilled cream (2) and mix. Refrigerate for 24 hours.
  7. 7

    ASSEMBLY

    When the pastry base and the almond cream have cooked and cooled, pipe out a very fine swirl of tarragon gelee. Top with the previously unmoulded, glazed round of fig gelee. Pipe the fig-leaf Chantilly all around the edge of the tart using a plain 13-mm tip. Press down gently on the outside of each ball of Chantilly using a mini spatula to form even teardrop shapes. Decorate with a few leaves of tarragon.

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