Tuesday, September 28, 2010

TWD - Tarte Fine


Here's a recipe that doesn't take much time at all and will impress everyone. Using prepared all-butter puff pastry, all I had to do was slice three apples (I used ginger golds)and apply an egg wash to them. I used white sugar on the apples and turbino on the edges of the pastry. My glaze was a papaya jam that I got at a farmers' market. It added a nice tang. One sheet of pastry made six delicious slices.

Here's the best part of this week. The recipe was chosen by Leslie of Lethally Delicious. If you've never been to her blog, you must go. I envy her fearlessness. She bakes dessert, she cooks dinner and its delicious accompaniments, and she bakes bread! I've always wanted to put aside my breadmaker and "kick it old school", but I'm not brave. Instead I follow Leslie's blog and imagine the aromas of her kitchen.

17 comments:

  1. I have never wanted to make my own puff pastry. I'm quite sure that might get me kicked right out of TWD, but it is so much easier to pull some out of the freezer.

    Your tart looks wonderful

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  2. Love the light on your tart--you must be getting a bit more sun than us in Ottawa! I love making bread (and puff pastry too), and I think you should try it one of these days.
    :)

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  3. That is one beautiful tart girl! You did a great job.

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  4. Your tart is beautiful! You are so sweet and kind, but your many talents have me in awe (especially your gardening! Wow!) You should give bread making a try. I started with Anne Strawberry's dinner rolls and that gave me enough confidence pick up The Bread Baker's Apprentice. I always use instant (also known as rapid rise) yeast, it's far more forgiving). Thanks for baking with me this week!

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  5. Beautiful tarte! Leslie is a fearless baker. So many fun bakers on TWD.

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  6. Making bread, sure. Puff pastry, no way. I like to stay a little ignorant as to what is in it--9 parts butter, 1 part flour, right?
    Your tart looks great, loved this one!

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  7. Your tart looks fab Clivia. I look forward to seeing some bread in the future!!

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  8. That looks gorgeous! And bread making isn't really that scary, honest. =)

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  9. Beautiful tart, Clivia!

    We'd love to see your posts linked on Redpath Sugar's Facebook wall :) I know that the fans would love your posts as well.

    I also thought I'd drop you a note to let you know that Redpath Sugar is running on contest on Facebook right now. Enter a recipe on our wall that uses Redpath Sugar and an unusual ingredient for your chance to be featured baking it on Redpath's Baking YouTube Channel alongside The Happy Baker, Erin Bolger.

    Here are the details: http://www.facebook.com/notes/redpath-sugar/always-wanted-to-help-presenting-a-baking-show-heres-your-chance/475950135844

    Thought you might want to check it out :)
    Happy Baking!
    Savannah

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  10. It looks wonderful, and papaya jam sounds great!

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  11. Gorgeous tarte! That papaya jam sounds really interesting, and a clever change from plain old apricot.

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  12. Ciao Clivia ! I Love your tarte and I'm curious about the papaia jam !! Baci

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  13. I love it! This recipe was so easy and tasted very good!!

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  14. Go for the bread. I used to bake my own, and often ended up with doorstops. But when I made challah, it always turned out beautifully - it's no fail, and really fun to braid.

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  15. This looks so great -- and easy! I can't wait to try this recipe.

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