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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Apple and rhubarb tarte tatin

Well, you can tell its been a bank holiday with 2 posts in 2 days! Just done this for desert to try and use up the load of rhubarb we've got growing in the garden.

For me the french do just about as good a desert as Britain and in my book tarte tatin is up there as one of there best. Its also the sort of desert you can do with very little planning or prep. I've used rhubarb from the garden (which is the easiest thing ever to grow), a couple of leftover apples and a bit of shop bought puff pastry (never make your own, life is too short!). I've done them before with pretty much any firm fruit including plums, pears, peach, pineapple, apricot, quince, mango in the past.

This recipe will easily feed 6 greedy people or 8 less greedy.

Ingredients - 6 or 7 sticks of rhubarb, 2 or 3 apples (cox or braeburn are good) , caster sugar 200g ish, 1 knob of butter, splash of cold water, half a pack of puff pastry, bit of egg wash.

1. Boil sugar, butter and water in a frying pan you can put in the oven, till you have a light caramel then take of the heat.
2. Chop the rhubarb and the apples and put into the caramel.
3. Roll out the pastry to the thickness of a 50p and put on top of the fruit. Cut a couple of small holes into the top of it.
4. Cook the tarte in a pre heated oven (190c / gas 4 or 5 ) for about 30 minutes.
5. Turn the tarte out onto a chopping board, portion and put a generous dollop of vanilla icecream on top.


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