Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy Anniversary Tuesdays with Dorie!!!


Today is the 2nd anniversary for TWD. I have been baking along with the group since August 2008 and love, love, love Dorie Greenspan. Baking From My Home To Yours is an amazing cookbook that I think EVERY home baker should have. Out of all the recipes I have made from this book in the last 18 months there have only been a couple that I didn't care for. And let's be honest... It's not like the recipes failed, they just weren't my cup of tea.

For the anniversary, we were given two recipes and were allowed to choose which to make. The recipe choices were Cocoa-Buttermilk Birthday Cake or Tarte Tatin. I am not one to ever turn down chocolate cake but there was just no way we were going to eat an entire cake and I didn't really feel like making cupcakes or cutting the recipe. So I opted for Tarte Tatin.

Tarte Tatin in kind of like an upside down apple pie without any of the spices. You cook the apples in a cast iron pan with butter and sugar. Oh yeah.... butter and sugar. YUM! Once the butter and sugar has carmelized around the apples you cover the apples with either pie dough, sweet tart dough, or puff pastry then finish it off in the oven.


I choose to use Dorie's sweet tart dough because I love it. It is amazing. The only problem is that I am pretty sure Dorie must've used puff pastry for the picture in her book because her dough is visible through the apples where mine is kinda flat. Now, don't let the pictures discourage you. This was one yummy treat and I hope that I will be making it again!


Thank you to Laurie for starting this amazing group 2 years ago and for hosting this week! The recipes can be found at her blog.

19 comments:

The McBride Family said...

Yum yum yum!!! Dang why oh WHY did we move away from you??? :) Looks great Cristine.

slush said...

Looks great! Thanks so much for baking along with me. xo

chocolatechic said...

I used puff pastry.

I wish I could find the butter kind that Dorie recommends, but alas...here in Pothole there is just the plain kind.

Your tarte looks wonderful.

Susan said...

Your tarte looks delicious! I am so kicking myself for not picking it! Oh well, there's always next year! :)

Ingrid said...

My apple pie lovers would go crazy for this. Good call.
~ingrid

Nathan said...

It was very delicious, the crust was wonderful. It had soaked up all that sugar and butter goodness. UUMMM Congrats on all the hard work and with sticking with all the blogging love.

Flourchild said...

Great looking TT..looks better then mine. I love the buttery apple taste!

mike said...

This looks wonderful! So glad you enjoyed making it - apples/sugar/butter, what's not to love? Definitely a make-again dish! Nicely done!

Tracey said...

Great job - your tarte looks delicious!! I went with the cake (well, cupcakes) and they were great, but I can't wait to try the tarte. I know it'll be a hit!

Romaine said...

I thought about using the sweet pie dough but was afraid it would be hard to handle. Thinking it would have the best flavor though. Tarte looks tempting.

Megan said...

It looks awesome, Christine - and I really wish I had made this instead of the cake!

HoneyB said...

Happy B-day TWD! Cristine, your tart looks yummy!

Maria said...

Gorgeous! Congrats on two years too!

Karine said...

Great job with your tarte tatin! It sounds delicious :)

TeaLady said...

Almost too easy to be so good. Yours looks just right.

margot said...

The tart looks great, this was a yummy one! Dorie's recipes do come out so well, it's the best baking book.

Katy ~ said...

Love the looks of this. Just look at all that apple-y and syrupy goodness. I think you made the right pastry choice; this looks delectable!

Eliana said...

Nice looking tarte, Cristine. Happy New Year.

TeaLady said...

this was good, wasn't it. And yours looks perfect.

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