Saturday, 30 June 2012

Dutch Apple Tart

The skies are currently very dark grey/black as I write this early morning post. The wind is picking up and I was going to put some washing on the line but might keep it in the conservatory!

Yesterday I attempted a Dutch Apple Tart. Very fiddly and I won't be making it using this recipe again. I have since found a 'more normal' way of making the pastry element and will use that recipe next time. Apart from the pastry being far too short (wouldn't roll properly even after the allotted time of 1 hour in the fridge), it cooked far quicker than the 1 hour 15 minutes stated.

However, it did taste nice, the leftover pastry made some fantastic biscuits so all was not lost. Herewith the photographs:




















16 comments:

  1. I LOVE apple cakes/tarts/pies and this looks wonderful. Can I hav custard on mine please? Have a good weekend x

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    1. Anytime Fran. We had evaporated milk last night with it, will have custard next time. Taste's great, just a pain to make!

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  2. mmmh i love apple cakes and yours look delicious.
    today is it sunny but very humid.
    have a nice day,
    regina

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  3. Mmmmm yummy that looks good... I'll have some cream with mine please or if you haven't got any, some evaporated milk will be fine, thank you :o)

    Julie xx

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  4. Thank you Regina and Julie - we love evaporated milk, also use it in jelly to make milk jelly.

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    1. Do you make what we call fuffy? Whisk up the evaporated milk with a nearly set jelly until its all nice and 'fluffy' and twice the size then put back in the fridge to set... mmmmm lovely.

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    2. Not quite. I make up a jelly with 1/4 pint boiling water and whisk until ready. Then use a small can of evaporated milk, whisk in to mix then leave to set. Might have to try your version.

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  5. Mmm I bet that tasted yummy. I think I would go with the carnation milk too, I love it.It reminds me of my childhood and sunday tea!

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    1. We had our 2nd piece tonight - with evaporated milk. There is just something about the taste isn't there?

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  6. That looks so good, but there's no hope of me finding a recipe for fat free pastry!

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    1. You never know, might be able to use something else though.

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  7. That does look fabulous though - bet it tasted good. Was it worth the effort? xx

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    1. It was worth it this time but I shall try another version next time around where the pastry in the picture looks more 'normal'

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  8. Oooh that looks really lovely.
    I love condensed milk/evap too, deff reminds me of my childhood.

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    1. Me too. I remember every Sunday tea was the same. Dairylea cheese triangles, bread and butter plus tinned fruit and evaporated milk. I used to like to save some bread to dip in the milky fruit juices!

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  9. I love apple cake! That looks very yummy, and I guess it was delicious :)

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