For this special celebration, we could choose to make either the Tarte Tatin or the Cocoa Buttermilk Cake or both.
Since I had previously made the Cocoa Buttermilk Cake for a client.....
Cocoa Buttermilk cake decorated with Malt Balls.
I decided to make the Tarte Tatin this time.
I prepared the puff pastry ahead of time and put it in the fridge. I also caramelized the apples about and hour ahead of time.
I then took everything to some friends' house. So I showed up with a cast iron skillet full of carmelized apples, a cookie sheet with a 9" circle of puff pastry, a silpat and a big plate for the tarte.
The only thing that gave me a problem was the caramelizing. My caramel took a lot longer to turn amber than 15 or so minutes. Even then, I thought the apples were a little on the pale side. Looks didn't matter in this case though as this tasted delicious with some vanilla bean ice cream on the side. A nice ending to a nice dinner and super easy to put together.
Don't forget to stop by the TWD site to see what the others baked up.
Thanks for stopping by~