Eclat Recipe by Johanna le Pape


I. Coffee shortcrust
II. Vanilla Pain de Gênes
III. Coffee syrup
IV. Crunchy almond chocolate
V. Coffee and vanilla crémeux
VI. Tahitian vanilla ganache
VII. Chocolate glaze
VIII. Milk chocolate decoration

I. Coffee shortcrust (1 sheet 40-60)

  • Butter 85 g
  • Icing sugar 45 g
  • Coffee beans 6 g
  • Almond powder 28 g
  • Egg yolk 25 g
  • Sea salt 2 g
  • Vanilla bean ½ pc
  • Corn flour 60 g
  • Rice flour 40 g
  • Chestnut flour 20 g

Mix the butter with the icing sugar. Blend the coffee beans and add it to the rest of the ingredients. Stir until a homogeneous texture. Lay at 3 mm.

II. Vanilla Pain de Gênes (40/60)

  • Almond paste 577 g
  • Eggs 300 g
  • Rice flour 38,5 g
  • Corn starch 70 g
  • Butter 49 g
  • Grapeseed oil 100 g
  • Vanilla bean 10 pc

Mix the almond paste with the eggs. Add the rice flour, the corn flour, the melted butter, the grapeseed oil and the vanilla. Mix and spread into a Flexipan mould of 1 cm high. Bake at 175°C for 15 min.

III. Coffee syrup

  • Water 200 g
  • Sugar 30 g
  • Coffee powder 10 g

Heat the water and sugar. Bring to a boil and add the coffee powder. Use at 70°C.

IV. Chocolate and almond crunchy (40/60)


Roast the crushed almond at 170°C for 12 min. Melt the chocolate and pour over the almond praliné. Add the argan oil and then the crushed almond.

V. Vanilla and coffee crémeux


In a saucepan, cook the whipping cream with the milk and the egg yolk mixed with the sugar. Cook as a “crème anglaise”. Pour over the coffee powder and the gelatine mass. And then, make an emulsion with milk chocolate.

VI. Vanilla ganache


Heat the 150 g of whipping cream with the vanilla seeds. Add the gelatine mass and pour over the white chocolate. Add the rest of whipping cream, mix and strain. Keep in the refrigerator for 24 hours. With the whip of an electric mixer, slowly beat the ganache to reach a Chantilly consistency.

VII. Chocolate glaze


In a saucepan, cook the water, the sugar, the glucose syrup to 103°C. Pour over the condensed milk and gelatine mass. Mix and pour over the chocolate. Mix and set in the fridge overnight. Use the glaze at around 38°C.