Tuesday, 9 June 2009

TWD: Parisian Apple Tartlet


I am always looking for the simplest recipes to try out when I have new cookbooks added to my collection. So I can't believe that I've waited this long to bake Parisian apple tartlet. It's one of the easiest and quickest recipes I've attempted so far!

Having said that, I attempted this recipe twice, because I was not satisfied with the result of my first attempt. I followed Dorie's instruction in the book and arranged 4 chunks of apple on the puff pastry, but it refused to puff up as nicely as the picture in the book. So I tried it out again by arranging thin slices of apple on the pastry. The tartlet looked slightly better than the first attempt but still not good enough. Anyway, it doesn't matter, the tartlet was really yummy and I will definitely bake it again!

Head over to Jessica's blog if you want to give the recipe a try, and don't forget to check out TWD blogroll!

24 Comments:

Morta Di Fame said...

Looks perty and yummy...

vibi said...

Of course, everything is daintier, more whimsical here... everything is done with that certain je ne sais quoi, charming almost victorian flair! Very pretty Piggy!

Amy said...

Great looking tartlet!! So pretty! I absolutely loved these!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

daphne said...

I could bite into that apple tart any day piggy. This looks heavenly-esp the caramelized apple!

Nicole said...

Gorgeous photo!

spike. said...

Looks beautiful, love your apple arrangement

Karen said...

Even if you don't think it looks that good, your photo is forgiving. It looks delicious and pretty to me!

Rachel said...

I think your tart looks beautiful!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

looks good to me--nice improvisation!

Mary said...

Love your picture....great post.

Hornedfroggy said...

Thanks so much for baking along with me this week! I'm in love with your photo - it's gorgeous!! :)

Clivia said...

Your tartlet looks delicate and delicious! We ate ours standing up in the kitchen.

Tracey said...

Your tartlet looks so pretty! You never cease to amaze me with your gorgeous photos. This was a super yummy recipe, wasn't it :)

PheMom said...

Really gorgeous! I love those perfect scalloped edges!

Stardust said...

I love apples and this must be another must-try for me, since you like it too. ;)

Puff pastry... yeah...

Isabelle said...

C'est superbe, on la dirait tout droit sortie d'une pâtisserie française :)

John said...

It looks very goods
I'll definitely to come back to your blog again.
www.ahacook.com

The Food Librarian said...

totally pretty! i like the way you placed the apples. you did get some puff!

TeaLady said...

Love the way you positioned the apples. And, as always. It IS the taste that counts.

Elin said...

Gosh, I am going to try this out. Nice one and i love the way you arrange the apple slices...looks like a flower :)

Engineer Baker said...

I went with thin slices too - leave a bit more room on the edge, and it'll puff up quite nicely. Yours looks gorgeous though!

Leslie said...

I love the lacy edge on your pastry! It makes your tarts look so elegant!

Dave Jones said...

sounds yummy...gorgeous photo.

hungryc said...

I'm always amazed at how meticulous you are, and how much attention you pay to the presentation of your food.
I am not a baker, but I like visiting your site just to admire your work. This tart looks easy enough, and I tried the recipe, and it turned out great.
We featured the recipe in The Star for a column that I contribute to...check it out at http://tinyurl.com/lsjcr2.