Guava-Pink Grapefruit-Angostura Bitters Tartlet

This tartlet hides a combination that I had never used before and is now one of my favourites. During the tests, my team and I saw that the acidity of the pink grapefruit together with the guava worked very well but it lacked some character, which is what the drops of Angostura® bitter give us and which ends up creating an incredible pairing with Evocao™ WholeFruit Chocolate.

Evocao™ Wholefruit Chocolate Sable Dough

Ingredients Preparation
  • 300g
    Evocao™ WholeFruit Chocolate
  • 400g
    Chilled butter

Melt the chocolate at 40°C, allow to cool slightly and pour over the butter. Mix together

  • 670g
    Wholemeal spelt flour T80
  • 70g
    Cocoa Barry Extra Brute Cocoa Powder
  • 300g
    icing sugar
  • 8g
  • 180g
    almond powder
  • 50g
    corn starch

Use a spatula to mix together the flour, cocoa, icing sugar, salt and diced butter until you have a sandy texture.

  • 255g

Add the eggs and mix until combined.

Put in the fridge stretched and covered for about 24 hours.

Roll out the dough to a thickness of 2 mm and make tartlets 10 cm in diameter and 2 cm high.

Rest for about 20 minutes and bake in the oven at 160°C.

Chocolate and Cookie Crunch

Ingredients Preparation
  • 250g
    Evocao™ WholeFruit Chocolate
  • 50g
    Neutral oil (type sunflower)

Melt the chocolate at around 40°C and mix with the oil.

  • 120g
    pailleté feuilletine

Add the Pailleté feuilletine™ and use a spoon to make a layer on the bottom of the tartlets.

Guava and Pink Grapefruit Compote

Ingredients Preparation
  • 270g
    Guava Puree
  • 30cl
    lime juice
  • 50g
  • 4g
    Pectine NH

Heat the puree with the lime juice and add the sugar with the pectin.

Bring to the boil and remove from the heat.

  • 2leaf/leaves

Add the previously hydrated gelatine leaves and lower the temperature to around 30°C.

  • 175g
    Pink Grapefruit Segments
  • 10g
    Drops of Angostura Bitters

Add the pink grapefruit segments, mix and pour onto the tartlet bases (around 115 g per tartlet).

Evocao™ Wholefruit Chocolate Whipped Ganache

Ingredients Preparation
  • 178g
    Single cream 35% fat #1
  • 58cl
  • 40cl
    glucose syrup DE 38

Make a ganache by heating the single cream #1, milk and glucose syrup.

  • 4leaf/leaves

Bring to the boil and add the gelatine.

  • 160g
    Evocao™ WholeFruit Chocolate

Pour the liquid onto the selected chocolate and emulsify with a stick blender.

  • 422g
    Single cream 35% fat #2

Add the cold single cream #2 and blend with the stick blender.

Chill quickly and refrigerate overnight.

Whip when required until you have an easy-to-spread texture.

Guava Gelatine

Ingredients Preparation
  • 200g
    Guava Puree

Dissolve the gelatine leaves in the guava puree and spread out in a flat container at a thickness of 1 cm.

  • 3leaf/leaves

Put in the fridge.

Paint for Tartlets

Ingredients Preparation
  • 90g
    egg yolks
  • 10g
    single cream
  • 20g
  • 20g

Mix and apply a fine layer to the tartlets already cooked and cold using a spray gun.

Put in the oven at around 200°C for a couple of minutes to dry the paint.

Set aside.


Ingredients Preparation
  • 1spoon(s)
    Evocao™ WholeFruit Chocolate

Temper the couverture and spread onto a guitar sheet in a layer 1 mm thick, cut out discs 11 cm in diameter.

Once set, set aside and use for assembly.


Whip the chocolate ganache and measure out into discs 10 cm in diameter and 1 cm high. Put in the freezer.

Once frozen, remove from the moulds and place on a chocolate disc 11 cm in diameter. Place another disc on top.

Freeze and once frozen, paint with a mixture of 70% dark couverture chocolate and 30% cocoa butter to achieve a velvety effect.

Separately, once the cocoa tartlet base is filled with the cookie crunch, fill with the chilled guava, grapefruit and bitters compote right to the edges.

Finally place the whipped ganache on top with the chocolate plaques, mark a disc using a 10 cm hot ring and finish by decorating with grapefruit segments, diced gelatine and fresh buds.

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