Lulu’s Chocolate Tartlets

gluten free chocolate tartlet recipe

Making Chocolate Ganache

Today Lulu baked chocolate tartlets.

C’est pour qui ?” (Who is it for?) I asked. She was kneeling on a wooden stool that my sister-in-law and I had pulled for her next to the outdoor kitchen counter top. Lulu was carefully making the rolling pin move forward and backward, curious to watch how the pastry thinned slowly. Her hands and nose and tummy were covered with flour. She looked very happy in the middle of all of it.

Pour tout le monde !” (For every one!) she exclaimed while describing a circle in the air with her hand.

She looked proud.

I was extremely proud of her.

Of the care she was putting in it.

And of her delicious chocolate tartlets.

That evening, as my family gathered to eat, we shared Lulu’s chocolate tartlets and my sister-in-law’s plum tartlets.

One of the most delicious and simple desserts, in my opinion, to seal a summer dinner.

This is an excellent recipe to try with your little ones. Lulu is only three and a half and she did very well with it.

Lulu’s Chocolate Tartlet Recipe

For six 4-inch tartlets

You need:

    Rustic pastry crust of your choice (I will share my recipe later, but in a nutshell, use preferably whole flours)

For the chocolate ganache:

  • 7 ounces (200 g) dark chocolate (70 % cocoa contents minimum), broken in small pieces
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon (20 cl) heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons (40 g) unsalted butter, diced


  • Preheat the oven to 420 F.
  • Roll the pastry and garnish six 4-inch tartlet molds. Make small holes at the bottom of each and prebake the tartlets for 15 minutes, or until golden in color. Remove and let cool.
  • To make the ganache, place the chocolate in a bowl. Heat the heavy cream and when it starts to boil, pour over the chocolate while stirring.
  • Add the butter while continuing to stir.
  • Garnish the tartlets with the chocolate and use a spatula to even the surface, and a fork to make a decoration on top (Lulu didn’t want anything else on her tartlets).
  • Place in the fridge for a few hours, or until the chocolate is hard. Serve at room temperature.
Le coin français
Tartelettes au chocolat de Lulu

Pour six tartelettes de 11 cm

Ingrédients :

    Pâte brisée rustique de votre choix (je donnerai ma recette ultérieurement, préférez les farines complètes)

Pour la ganache au chocolat :

  • 200 g de chocolat noir à 70 % de cacao minimum, cassé en petits bouts
  • 20 cl de crème liquide
  • 40 g de beurre non salé, coupé en dés

Etapes :

  • Préchauffez le four à 210 C.
  • Roulez la pâte et garnissez les moules à tartelette. Faites de petits trous avec une fourchette et précuisez les fonds de tartelette pendant 15 minutes, ou jusqu’à ce que la croûte soit dorée. Sortez du four, démoulez et laissez refroidir.
  • Pour préparer la ganache, mettez le chocolat dans un bol. Chauffez la crème et versez-la esur le chocolat tout en remuant.
  • Ajoutez les dés de beurre et continuez à mélanger jusqu’à ce que la ganache soit lisse.
  • Garnissez-en les fonds de tartelette et utilisez une spatule pour égaliser le dessus. Faites aussi des dessins avec une fourchette (Lulu ne voulait rien d’autre sur ses tartelettes).
  • Mettez au réfrigérateur jusqu’à ce que le chocolat soit pris. Servez à température ambiante.

Posted in Chocolate, Dessert, French Inspired, Gluten Free, Tarts, Vegetarian


  1. Aaah elle est trop mimi ! Et quant à moi, ce sont tes crèmes framboise-lime et lait de coco (de ton livre) que j’emmène chez des amis ce soir ! On va se régaler ! Profites bien de tes vacances et de ta famille !

  2. Love seeing children helping out and creating in the kitchen. Lulu did such a wonderful job. It’s lovely, Bea.

  3. Such a refreshing way to end a gloomy day 🙂

    Kudos to you, your Lulu, and her budding talents!

  4. beautiful! kids love to play at useful things, you know? they want to do grownup stuff. this was a great way to let her!

  5. already cooking like her mum!! That’s fantastic.
    Yesterday, I made my first gluten-free aple tart with your recipe and it was delicious. I have 2 questions concerning the recipe ingredients : what can we use in France when buttermilk, baking soda and baking powder are not available ? Thanks.

  6. Tu es en France aussi pour les vacances d’ete je vois … Mon petit Minipouce s’essaie aussi en cuisine depuis qq temps et l’air français semble le propulser a touiller et malaxer !! C’est très chouette de voir nos petits apprécier la cuisine, hein ?^^
    Enjoy your days in France with your family.

  7. Lovely! This post made my day. You can be so proud of your little girl. Just like her mummy. The love for food really runs in families.

  8. Aaaaah!!! Bea she is too adorable for words!! And what lovely tartlets…I can imagine how you must have glowed with pride! I will definitely try to make some of these soon with my little one (she is 2 and a half so may need more practice) 🙂

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  10. i love the way you’ve described food and your experience with your adorable’s amazing to see a child with a love for food,and a passion for sharing..keep it going..

  11. OMG!! Lulu can do that now! Wow, it only seem like yesterday when she was in you tummy! Before I read your comment that she is 3 1/2, I didn’t quite believe she’s that grown up and looking at the pictures, my, it is her indeed!

    Anyway, greetings from Paris. Already here for a few days and will leave in 2 days. Prior to this, I was in US for 2 weeks.. I had unsubscribed from your blog & so many sites to avoid being flooded with mails! Will subscribe again when I get back. Just catching up with your blog at the hotel. Au revoir.

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