Poire Belle Hélène Chocolate Tart. Tarte poire-chocolat façon poire belle hélène! Tarte poire-chocolat façon poire belle hélène! Entre la poire et le chocolat c'est un moment indéfini à la fin d'un repas.
In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy with a hand or stand mixer. Add in sugar and continue creaming until combined well. Add in cocoa powder, salt and almond flour. You can have Poire Belle Hélène Chocolate Tart using 32 ingredients and 16 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Poire Belle Hélène Chocolate Tart
- It’s of Poached Pears:.
- It’s of Water,.
- Prepare of Light Muscovado Sugar,.
- It’s of Cinnamon Stick,.
- It’s of Star Anise,.
- Prepare of Cloves,.
- You need of Lemongrass White Part Only Lightly Bruised,.
- Prepare of Bénédictine D.O.M. / Spiced Rum,.
- You need of Fresh Orange Zest, 1 Orange.
- It’s of Ginger Grated,.
- You need of Pears Preferably Belgian Conference Pears,.
- You need of Chocolate Tart:.
- You need of Unsalted Butter,.
- It’s of Icing Sugar,.
- You need of High Quality Cocoa Powder Preferably Valrhona or Callebaut,.
- Prepare of Sea Salt,.
- You need of Blanced Almond Flour,.
- It’s of Eggs,.
- It’s of Unbleached All Purpose Flour,.
- Prepare of Lava Cake:.
- It’s of High Quality Dark Chocolate Preferably Valrhona or Callebaut,.
- Prepare of Unsalted Butter Softened,.
- It’s of Cointreau / Grand Marnier / Cognac,.
- It’s of Fresh Orange Zest, 1/2 Orange.
- It’s of Egg,.
- It’s of Demerara Sugar,.
- It’s of Corn Flour,.
- You need of Sea Salt,.
- Prepare of Garnishes:.
- You need of Raw Cacao Nibs, For Garnishing.
- You need of Edible Gold Dust, For Garnishing.
- Prepare of Fresh Mint, For Garnishing.
Gourmande à souhait, la tarte au chocolat et à la poire est facile à préparer et ne laisse aucun gourmand indifférent au moment du dessert. Les recettes de tartes poire-chocolat peuvent être réalisées avec une pâte sablée, feuilletée ou brisée. Elles se garnissent d'une crème d'amande ou de crème frangipane. Or shall I call it Poire Belle-Hélène tart?
Poire Belle Hélène Chocolate Tart instructions
- Prepare the poached pears. In a sauce pot over medium heat, add water, sugar, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, lemongrass, liqueur, orange zest and ginger. Stir to combine well and until the sugar has dissolved. Stir, stir, stir. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for about 30 mins..
- Remove from heat. Peel the pears using a peeler. *I am using Belgian Conference Pears. They are sweet and seedless. You can use other types of pears, Bosc works well too. Except for Chinese pears.* Using a melon baller, carefully remove the bottom of the pears..
- If you are using pears like Bosc, you will need to scrape out all the seeds with a small sharp knife. Do it carefully and not damage the pears. Place the pears immediately into the syrup or it will oxidize very quickly. Fill the pot with more water, just enuff to submerge the pears and only if necessary..
- Return the pot back onto the heat. Cut out a round parchment paper to cover the pears and the syrup. This will ensure even coloring of the pears. Bring it up to a simmer and turn the heat down to low. Cover and poach the pears for 20 to 30 mins. Remove from heat and let chill in the fridge overnight, with the parchment paper still in tact..
- Prepare the tart. *You can skip this if you are using ramekins or without any tart shell.* Preheat oven to 180 degree celsius or 360 fahrenheit. In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy with a hand or stand mixer. Add in sugar and continue creaming until combined well..
- Add in cocoa powder, salt and almond flour. Mix until well combined. Add in egg and mix until fully incorporated. Lastly, fold in flour in 1/3 portions until everything is well combined. *Do not overmix.* Transfer onto a cling film. Wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hrs or best overnight, to firm up..
- Transfer the dough onto parchment paper. Place another parchment paper on top and roll into 1/4 inch thick. Cut out circles larger than your pastry rings. Swiftly, transfer the discs into the greased pastry rings. Using your finger to lightly press and shape..
- Trim off any excess with a sharp knife. *You can reroll the leftover cookie dough. You can also freeze any leftover dough.* Transfer the tart shells onto a baking tray line with parchment paper. Wack into the oven and bake for 15 mins. Remove from the oven and as quickly as you can, remove the pastry rings. *Once the tarts are cool enuff to handle, you can use a microplane to trim off any rough surface around the brim.*.
- Prepare the lava cakes. Preheat oven to 230 degree celsius or 450 fahrenheit. On a double boiler, add chocolate. Once the chocolate starts to melt, remove from heat and add butter. Stir until well combined and the butter has melted as well. Add in salt, Cointreau and orange zest..
- Mix until well combined and set aside. In another bowl, add egg and sugar. Whisk to combine well. Add 1/3 of the warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture. Whisk until everything is fully incorporated. Transfer back into the chocolate mixture. Fold until well combined..
- Fold in the corn flour until everything is fully incorporated. If you are using ramekins, transfer the chocolate batter into ramekins to about 3/4 full. *Do take note that you will not be able to unmold the cakes.* If you would like to serve these on a serving plate without the tart shell, lightly grease a pastry ring with some butter and wrap the inner circumference with parchment paper. Place the pastry ring on the serving plate and pour the batter into the ring..
- If you are using the tart shells, pour in the chocolate batter. Wack into the oven and bake for 8 mins. The edge should be hard while the middle is still soft and jiggly. Drain pears from the syrup. *You can make excellent tea with the syrup.*.
- Place 1 pear into each ramekin, pastry ring, or tart shell. There will be cracks and that's the beauty of this dish. Wack back into the oven and bake for a further 5 mins. Remove from oven..
- Plating. Garnish with some cacao nibs and mint on the sides Sprinkle some gold dust over the top. Serve immediately while they are still warm..
- The best part is, you can prep the poached pears and tart shell in advance. And I was inspired by the great Massimo Bottura and this happened: Oops, I dropped my chocolate tart..
- Detailed recipe coming soon..
You see this chocolate and pear rustic tart is inspired from the French Poire Belle Hélène; a pear served with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup. That's the decadent dessert that you want to end your dinner. This recipe is a small batch. In a saucepan, place the water and sugar on low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Stop stirring and bring the sugar syrup to a boil.