Elle & Vire Recipes
by Nicolas Boussin

Recipe Norman nature

20 persons

To prepare this dish

Ingredient list
Shortcrust pastry
300 g plain flour (T55, approximately 11% protein)
180 g icing sugar
60 g buckwheat flour
60 g whole grain flour
60 g almond powder
5 g salt
250 g Elle & Vire gourmet butter 82% FAT
90 g eggs
Almond cream
112 g Elle & Vire gourmet butter 82% FAT
112 g sugar
112 g almond powder
45 g buckwheat flour
112 g eggs
5 g salt
Bakes apples
16 red apples (approx. 2 kg)
QS vanilla powder
100 g Manzana® apple liqueur (optional)
40 g sugar
40 g Elle & Vire gourmet butter 82% FAT
Toasted rice
30 g round rice
Rice pudding
13 g toasted rice
300 g Excellence Whipping Cream 35% FAT
130 g rice
780 g milk
2 cinnamon sticks
40 g sugar
1.3 g salt
14 g hydrated gelatine (2 g gelatine + 12 g water)
100 g thick cream
Whipped buckwheat ganache
15 g buckwheat
350 g Excellence Whipping Cream 35% FAT
130 g white chocolate
21 g hydrated gelatine (3 g gelatine + 18 g water)
350 g Excellence Whipping Cream 35% FAT
Spray mixture
200 g white chocolate
90 g cocoa butter
45 g concentrated butter
1 bâton cinnamon stick
Granny Smith apple decoration
160 g Granny Smith apples
5 g ascorbic acid solution (70% water and 30% powdered ascorbic acid)
100 g hot glaze
10 g Manzana® apple liqueur (optional)
Elle & Vire products used

The recipe,
step by step

  1. 1

    Shortcrust pastry

    In a mixer, fitted with a flat beater, combine the flour, icing sugar, grounds almonds, salt and butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
    Add the eggs. Place in the fridge.
  2. 2

    Almond cream

    Soften the butter. Add the sugar, ground almonds, buckwheat flour and salt.
    Add the eggs a little at a time.
  3. 3

    Bakes apples

    Peel the apples, cut them into quarters and place in a gastronorm pan with the vanilla, Manzana® apple liqueur, sugar and butter. Bake at 180 °C for 40 minutes. Leave to cool and drain.
  4. 4

    Toasted rice

    Toast the rice in frying pan, then leave to cool.
  5. 5

    Rice pudding

    Infuse the toasted rice in the cold cream overnight, then strain through a chinois.
    Cook the rice in the boiling water for 3 minutes and drain. Cook the rice in the milk with the cinnamon sticks until it weighs 560 g.
    Add the sugar, salt, hydrated gelatine and the crème fraîche, then leave to cool to approx. 30 °C.
    Whip the infused cream, then mix with the rice pudding.
  6. 6

    Whipped buckwheat ganache

    Toast the buckwheat in a frying pan, then leave to cool. Mix together with the first part of the cream.
    Heat the second part of the cream, then add it to the hydrated gelatine. Pour onto the chocolate and make an emulsion.
    Add the first cream mixture, the n mix it all together, then strain through a chinois.
    Keep refrigerated at 4 °C. Make the cream the day before.

  7. 7

    Spray mixture

    Melt all the ingredients together at 40 °C. Make the day before to allow time for the cinnamon to infuse.
  8. 8

    Granny Smith apple decoration

    Cut the apples into small cubes and add the ascorbic acid solution. Heat the glaze with the Manzana® apple liqueur (optional). Drain the apples and mix with the glaze.
  9. 9


    Roll out the pastry to a thickness of 2 mm. Cut out 24.5 cm x 2 cm strips and use them to line the edges of lightly greased tart rings that are 8 cm in diameter and 2 cm high. Using the same ring, cut out the bottoms of the tarts. Join the base and sides together. Pipe 22 g of almond cream in the bottom of each tartlet. Insert 2 baked apple quarters (40-45 g) in the almond cream. Bake at 150 °C for 25 minutes, then leave to cool. Cut the remaining apples into large cubes (approx. 3 cm) and place 18 g in 4.5 cm hemisphere moulds and place them in the freezer. Pipe 40 g of rice pudding in Pavoni® moulds (PX065 KUPOLA) and insert the baked apple hemispheres into them. Place in the freezer. Remove the rice pudding from the moulds. Add more of the very firm whipped buckwheat ganache and dip the centres in the ganache using a knife. Spray with a thin layer of the spray mixture. Place on the cooked almond cream base. Decorate with the diced Granny Smith apple.
    Chef's tip

    For a more intense toasted rice or buckwheat flavour in the mixtures, the quantity of these ingredients can be increased by 10%-15% in the recipes for the rice pudding and the whipped buckwheat ganache.

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