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So'Choc chocolate, orange and yuzu tartlet


  • Sweet hazelnut pastry
  • Orange and yuzu compote
  • Joconde biscuit
  • Orange syrup
  • So'Choc chocolate crémeux


1 Sweet hazelnut pastry
  • Butter 300 g
  • Icing sugar 125 g
  • Whole eggs 100 g
  • Salt 2 g
  • Raw hazelnut powder 70 g
  • Flour 500 g

Add the butter and icing sugar to the bowl of a mixer fitted with a flat beater and mix until smooth.

Then add the salt and tempered eggs.

Finally, add the sifted flour and hazelnut powder, then fraiser the dough, without kneading.

Roll the dough out into a square and cover with cling film.

Set aside at 4°C for at least two hours before use.

2 Orange and yuzu compote
  • Fresh orange purée 200 g
  • Yuzu juice 100 g
  • Caster sugar (superfine sugar) 150 g
  • Pectin 6 g
  • Zest of 4 oranges, cut into Julienne strips
  • Gelatin sheets 4 g

Add the orange puree, yuzu juice and caster sugar to a Robot Cook. Mix in the pectin and cook at 103°C.

Turn off the Robot Cook and add the Julienne orange peel strips, blanched in water until perfectly tender.

Finish cooking in the Robot Cook for a fraction of a second so as not to over-blend the peel.

Pour the mixture into a bowl, add the pre-soaked gelatin and bring the mixture together.


Cover the compote with cling film and set aside at 4°C until completely cool.

3 Almond Joconde biscuit
  • White almond powder 380 g
  • Sugar 380 g
  • Whole eggs 500 g
  • Flour 100 g
  • Melted butter 80 g
  • Egg whites 330 g
  • Sugar 50 g

In a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, mix the 380 g sugar and almond powder. Gradually add in the whole eggs, beating them on the second speed.

Once the mixture has stiffened, add the sieved flour and the cooled melted butter, and mix together using a spatula.

Add the stiffened egg whites and 50 g sugar, then finish mixing, still using the spatula.

Lay the biscuit dough over Silpat mats, applying 600 g per mat.

Bake at 220°C for about 5 minutes. Cover and set aside at 4°C or in the freezer.

4 Orange syrup
  • Sugar 50 g
  • Water 50 g
  • Orange juice 100 g
  • Cointreau 10 g

Make a syrup with the water and the sugar.

Add the orange juice and the Cointreau.

Set aside at 4°C covered with cling film.

5 So'Choc chocolate crémeux
  • Whole milk 800 g
  • One vanilla pod
  • Egg yolks 160 g
  • Sugar 80 g
  • Glucose 100 g

Heat the milk together with the glucose, then add the egg yolks beaten with the sugar.

Heat the mixture at 83°C and sieve directly over the So'Choc chocolate.

Bring together gently using a whisk.

Then mix using a hand mixer until smooth.

Spoon directly into the pastry casings.

6 Assembly & Finishings

To dress the tartlets - for six 18 cm wide, 2.5 cm deep tartlets

Make a 4 mm thick base using the sweet hazelnut dough.

Cut out 18 cm diameter circles, 2.5 cm thick.

Blind bake the casings on a Silpain mat at 180°C.

Once completely cooled, insert 120 g of yuzu orange compote into each casing.

Place a disc of orange syrup soaked Joconde biscuit directly on top.

Then pour roughly 200 to 250 g of the So'Choc crémeux up to the brim of each tartlet. 

Leave to set at 4°C for at least 4 hours.

Garnish with a very thin dark chocolate disc.

Created by Stéphane Leroux

A timeless patisserie classic, the chocolate and citrus tart is one of those traditional recipes that every professional keeps reinventing throughout their career. So'Choc's unique aromatic profile, blending acidity and fruity notes, brings a new dimension to this great classic. A touch of freshness with a modern twist.

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