St Tropez tart


St Tropez tart
This famous dessert from St Tropez is more of a cake than a tart. The sugar-sprinkled brioche layers are sandwiched together with a rich vanilla filling which is a mixture of confectioner's custard and whipped cream.
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Last modified on: September 11th 2018

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1 hour 9 min.2 hours25 min.3 hours 34 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 2 hours
St Tropez tart
Roll out 500 g Brioche dough into a flat cake the size of your tin or mould. (This one is 26 cm or 10 inches).

Cover with a plastic sheet and leave in a warm place to rest for 2 hours.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
St Tropez tart
Preheat the oven to 370°F (190°C).

Glaze the top and sprinkle with coarse sugar grains (or crushed sugar cubes).

Stage 3 - 25 min.
St Tropez tart
Cook for about 25 minutes.

Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Stage 4 - 25 min.
St Tropez tart
Prepare 300 g Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream). As soon as it is ready, mix in the 2 sheets gelatin.

Cover and leave to cool.

Stage 5 - 25 min.
St Tropez tart
Prepare 200 g Chantilly cream.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
St Tropez tart
Tip the Chantilly into the cold confectioner's custard...

Stage 7 - 4 min.
St Tropez tart
...and incorporste gently by folding in with a soft spatula, leaning the pan over on its side.

Stop as soon as the cream is mixed in. This cream is light and delicate, so there is no need to overdo it.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
St Tropez tart
Slice the brioche in half horizontally.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
St Tropez tart
Spread the cream over the bottom layer (a forcing bag is very useful for this).

Stage 10 - 3 min.
St Tropez tart
Then place the second layer on top and press down gently. Tidy up the edges if any cream has been squeezed out.

Refrigerate for at least one hour.

Stage 11
St Tropez tart
Cut into portions and serve if possible after leaving at room temperature for around 30 minutes.
Remarks
The true St Tropez tart recipe is a closely guarded secret and patented, so the details are not known. We can only attempt to get close to it, as I have done in this version.

Apparently it was Brigitte Bardot who, during the filming of And God Created Woman, suggested the name "Tarte de St Tropez", but the pâtissier himself preferred "Tarte Tropézienne". [Translator's note: a not-so-subtle difference in French which is entirely lost in translation.].
Keeping
1 or 2 hours in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,205 Kcal or 5,045 Kj74 gr381 gr186 gr
60 %28 %36 %28 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
109 Kcal or 456 Kj7 gr35 gr17 gr
5 %3 %3 %3 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,205 Kcal or 5,045 Kj74 gr381 gr186 gr
60 %28 %36 %28 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg, Gluten, Sourdough
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 tart : 4.87 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Brioche doughBrioche dough: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Agen prune cake, Brioche royale, Apple and Blackcurrant Brioche Pies, Mont d'or in brioche, Brioche galette, ... All
Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Puits d'amour, Raisin breads (pains aux raisins), Saint Honoré cake, Fraisier (French strawberry cake), Strawberry tart, ... All
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cranachan, Strawberry Verveine Tart , Peach and blackcurrant sundae, Diplomat cream, Peach Melba, ... All
Pearl sugarPearl sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche), Chouquettes, Benoîton, Mouna, Grapefruit moelleux, ... All
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