Tarte tropézienne

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© Fortetclair75/cc-by-sa-4.0

© Fortetclair75/cc-by-sa-4.0

Tarte tropézienne, also known as “La Tarte de Saint-Tropez”, is a dessert pastry consisting of a halved brioche filled with a mix of two creams, thick pastry cream (crème pâtissière) and buttercream, and topped with pearl sugar. It was created in 1955 by Polish confectioner Alexandre Micka, a pâtisserie owner in Saint-Tropez, where he moved in 1945 just after the war.

Micka adapted a family recipe (the legend says it was his grandmother’s recipe) to create the first version of tarte tropézienne in 1952. A few years later, actress Brigitte Bardot discovered a love of the pastries while she was in Saint-Tropez filming And God Created Woman. It was in fact named after her and popularized after she “discovered” it. In 1973, Micka officially register the trademark.

© Fortetclair75/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Fortetclair75/cc-by-sa-4.0 Micka's "La Tarte Tropezienne" in Saint-Tropez © flickr.com - John M/cc-by-sa-2.0 Small tropézienne, served in Le Corbier © DimiTalen Tarte tropézienne from Neuilly-sur-Seine © Thomon/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Micka's "La Tarte Tropezienne" in Saint-Tropez © flickr.com - John M/cc-by-sa-2.0
Micka’s original pâtisserie, La Tarte Tropézienne, still exists. Micka learnt the recipe from his Polish grandmother. Since the 1970s, the same dessert has also been popular in Prague, where it is known as the “Prague cake” (Pražský koláč). It is not known whether this cake was baked in Bohemia earlier than in France.

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