Tuesday, June 9, 2009

TWD: Parisian Apple Tartlet


It's surely a Freudian thing.


I kept forgetting to buy puff pastry at the grocery.


Down to the wire, I decided to test a new recipe from the latest cookbook I've been auditioning. I've made puff pastry before, but this was a quicker method.


And besides, I like to know what goes into my food. Even though I actually can pronounce humongous chemical names, I don't necessarily need to include them in my list of ingredients or ingest them.




So, Sunday morning, I prepared 1/4 of a recipe of puff pastry from The Art and Soul of Baking.



It was lovely how, at each turn, the dough became more satiny.


I didn't worry about size so much, since I've made this kind of dough before. I just used my years-tested instincts to roll it to the proper thickness.



After dinner, I cut out two 4" rounds and topped them with apples, brown sugar, and butter. After they came out of the oven, I dusted them with cinnamon and powdered sugar.


Can we say heaven?


I still have half my puff pastry remaining, safely chilling in the refrigerator, and ready to be used in another luscious dessert. One great tip from the cookbook: roll the dough out to the desired thickness before the final chilling. Then it will be ready to use immediately or to freeze for later. Worked for me.


Stop by the other TWD blogs to see how their apple tartlets turned out. And for the recipe, stop by Jessica's blog, My Baking Heart. Thanks for a most delicious choice!

15 comments:

Amanda said...

Yours looks fabulous! I really enjoyed this too :)

Nichi said...

Beautiful dough you turned out on this one.

Megan said...

Years of expertise and you knew just how thick to roll it.

Sigh.

I had better get cracking on learning to make my own puff pastry.

Charli said...

Those look wonderful! I love that you made your own puff pastry! While I loved the easy of the store-bought this time, I will have to try homemade version soon!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Your own puff pastry ... that's something to puff your chest out on ;) anyway I'm impressed. It looks like heaven to me!

Natashya said...

I am so amazed that you made your own puff pastry for this one, wonderful! Looks great.

Hornedfroggy said...

Thanks for baking with me this week - glad you liked the tartlets! And I'm totally impressed with your homemade puff pastry! :)

Clivia said...

Heaven! Your tartlet looks delicious. I wish I had any left.

Pamela said...

I am so impressed by you and the other who have made their own puff pastry this week. I'm gonna have to get brave and give it a try. I'm sure it's amazing! Great job.

shortbreadsouth said...

That's some kind of puffin' going on with your pastry! Nice.

Tracey said...

Kudos on making your own puff pastry! I really hope to give it a shot soon. Your tartlet looks wonderful!

TeaLady said...

Beautiful tart.

Good for you to make your own pastry. I came THIS close, but just didn't have time.

lasinthekitchen said...

Your Parisian Apple Tartlet looks terrific! I love your homemade puff pastry too! Sprinkling it with powdered sugar and cinnamon sounds like a great idea!

Engineer Baker said...

Gorgeous! Looks like one very successful puff pastry venture!

Leslie said...

Beautiful tarts! No wonder they were tasty with that homemade puff pastry!