Monday, 7 October 2013

Tarte Tatin

Last month I took part in the Titan Supper Club making a Tarte Tatin.

I'd never attempted one before, so when I was contacted to ask if I'd like to take part I decided to bite the bullet and give it a go*.

Whilst I love baking, I'm not much of a dessert maker - I tend to stick to Tiramisu as my signature dessert.

I didn't fully follow the recipe.... I didn't have to to make the pastry, so I used bought puff pastry.

After peeling, coring and chopping the apples I can see that my kitchen is lacking in a vital utensil - a corer!  It took much longer than I was expecting.  I slightly burnt my caramel - but I prefer a darker one anyway.

I was a bit shocked when I took my Tarte Tatin out and saw how much the pastry had risen, but it dropped slightly with the change of temperature after coming out of the oven, and then when I turned the tart out it didn't matter anyway.

The finished result was absolutely delicious.  The ginger didn't overpower, but gave a lovely heat that went well with the sweetness of the caramel.

It was heaven with some vanilla icecream and a couple of sprigs of mint!

*I was reimbursed for ingredients

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