Sea Salt Caramel Tart

William Curley

William Curley

28th March 2011
William Curley

Sea Salt Caramel Tart

Hazelnut Tart Layered with sea salted caramel, berry dacquoise, and dark chocolate ganache


  • Hazelnut and Almond Sweet Pastry
  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 135g Icing Sugar
  • 50g
  • 2g Salt
  • 75 Eggs
  • 300g Soft Flour
  • Sea Salt Caramel
  • 250g Sugar
  • 40g Glucose
  • 125g Whipping Cream
  • 200g Sea Salt Butter
  • Raspberry Compote
  • 100g Raspberry Puree
  • 100g erry
  • 15g Sugar
  • 5g Pectin
  • Raspberry Dacquoise
  • 250g Ground Almonds
  • 125 Icing Sugar
  • 60 Flour
  • 320g Egg White
  • 250 Caster Sugar
  • 300 Frozen Raspberries
  • Dark Chocolate Ganache
  • 300g Whipping Cream
  • 130g Milk
  • 320g Egg White
  • 300g Dark Chocolate Chopped
  • 30g Unsalted butter


Hazelnut and Almond Sweet Pastry
1. Sieve all the dry ingredients.
2. Roughly chop the unsalted butter. Place in a machine bowl.
3. Add the icing sugar, (beat together until light in texture and in colour.
4. Mix in the ground almonds, and salt. Beat until smooth.
5. Beat the eggs and gradually add to the mixture.
6. Add the flour, mix in. Insure the mixture is smooth and a homogeneous mass.
7. Place the pastry onto a floured tray, wrap in cling film and rest in the refrigerator for at least one hour before use.
8. Roll out the pastry 3mm thickness. Line the tartlet cases. Dock the base of the tart. Allow to rest for at least 1 hour before baking.
1. Pre heat the oven to 170°C.
2. Place the baking beans into the tartlet cases. Bake for 10 minutes approximately.
3. Remove the baking beans and blind bake for further 5-10 minutes approximately.
4. Remove from the oven, allow to stand for 5 minutes. Remove from tartlet cases and cool on a wire rack.
Sea Salt Caramel
1. Boil the whipping cream.
2. Make a dry amber caramel.
3. Gradually add the cream. Mix well and remove from the stove.
4. Add the sea salted butter piece by piece. Combine well and allow to cool.
5. Store in the airtight container.
Raspberry Compote
1. Mix the sugar and pectin together.
2. Boil together the raspberry puree and berries.
3. Whisk in the sugar and pectin. Cook over a low heat for 3-4 minutes.
4. Allow to cool.
5. Store in airtight container in the fridge..
Raspberry Dacquoise
1. Mix together the ground almonds, icing sugar and flour.
2. Make stiff meringue with egg white and sugar.
3. Fold the dry ingredients into the meringue.
4. Sprinkle frozen raspberries onto a fleximat.
5. Evenly spread the dacquoise mixture on top of the raspberries.
1. Bake at 160°C for 18-20 minutes.
2. Allow to cool. Cut into 4.5cm discs. With a plain cutter.
Dark Chocolate Ganache
1. Boil together the cream and milk.
2. Simultaneously beat the egg yolks and sugar together, until light in colour.
3. Add the cream and milk, return to the pan and over a low heat cook the custard until it thickens (85°C).
4 Pass through a fine sieve onto the chocolate. Mix gently to form an emulsion.
2. Add the butter mix until incorporated. Blitz with a hand blender.
3. Allow to cool, until firm
1. Pipe a bulb of sea salt caramel into the base of the tartlet case
2. Sprinkle the chopped hazelnuts on top of the caramel.
3. Spoon the berry compote on top.
4. Place a disc of raspberry dacquoise. Spoon small amount of compote on top of the disc.
5. Place the chocolate disc on top.
6. Spoon the dark chocolate ganche into a piping bag with a 7mm plain nozzle
7. Pipe rings of the ganache on top of the chocolate disc
8. Cut the raspberries in half and glaze
Decorate the top of the tart with the raspberries chocolate decoration nuts and gold.

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