Hi everyone! Bienvenue au Shell Cottage for another recipe!
How did my bouillabaisse turn out? Today, I will show you the French art of pâtisserie making! I'm afraid to say that even after years of living on the other side of the pond, I am still not used to your cakes.
I discovered many of your desserts on my first visit to Hogwarts. Let’s just say the Hogwarts elves were not shy on sugar. Forget about your sponge cakes and your penchant for icing for a minute.
Let me introduce you to the simple yet superb delight of a tarte tatin.
Whenever I am homesick, I have a craving for tarte tatin. Iit’s comfort on a plate and it brings me back to my childhood. I loved going apple picking and baking tarte tatin with my mother. As soon as I start making it, my head gets filled with memories. Anyway, I digress.
Revenons à nos moutons, or should I say, let’s go back to our apples! This recipe calls for a delicate touch. After all, it's all about the raffinement à la française. Something to please your sweet tooth with no risk of getting sick from overeating. Ça marche? Alors à vos tabliers!
The tarte tatin is traditionally made with a shortcrust pastry. Now, I’ve always liked an extra challenge (you don’t enter the Triwizard Tournament without being a bit of a casse-cou), so I prefer to prepare mine with a pâte sablée. I find the texture more interesting; it adds a certain je ne sais quoi.
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Written by Assya Ahouandjinou
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