Sunday, 4 September 2011

Nigella Lawson's Tarte Fine Aux Pommes

Or apple tart to the rest of us!!
A sudden batch of apples from our apple trees meant a dash through the books to find something to make with them, other than the usual.
Well I found a recipe that I thought I could have a go at in the above book.  It was a Christmas present about three years ago and it has proven to be very useful book.
So, on page 217, if you have a copy, is this quick and easy recipe for a type of apple tart.  I did struggle with the caramelising of the suger etc but just added a sprinkle of cinnamon and brown sugar instead.
I am no pastry maker and for this I was in a bit of a rush so I bought some instead, well the book is titled Express after all and it is suggested as well!
My apples are actually for eating, not cooking but I have very rarely worried about that anyway, just add less sugar.
I tried to arrange them in a nice way, just as the book shows.
I love my new oven which is now about a year old, get good results with it.  Lightly browned the pastry was lovely too.
Cut into slices with a cup of tea, or for a pudding with single, double or clotted cream!  Yum!
I still have some apples left so I shall stew them up and maybe some apple turnovers, I used to make those when I was at school during Home Economics lessons.  I used to make pastry at school so I bet I still could, but there is always the time factor and my hands are way too warm.
If you have this book give it a go, I shall be making a smaller version next time as it is quite filling and makes a lot for just three of us.  Or look on Nigella's website, there may be a version there as well.


Lenna Young Andrews said...

This looks so delicious!! : )

Tatkis said...

Wow! It looks soooo tasty! I just love baked apples in any kind of dishes :)


Pomona said...

That looks really good - I think I have the book - and we certainly have plenty of apples!

Pomona x

Fräulein Mimi said...

Hmmm it looks yummiyummi

Greetings MIMI

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