I have joined the Tuesdays with Dorie baking group just in time for their second anniversary. To join this group you need to have:
a) a blog
b) Baking: from my home to yours, by Dorie Greenspan
Well, I have the cookbook (of course, my friends and family are saying), and now I have Mary Mary Culinary too! The rules of the group are simple: each week, one of the bakers on the blogroll selects a recipe, and we all bake it and post on Tuesday. I'm not sure if I'll be able to bake every week, and will have to sit out if there are raisins involved, but I'm excited. I've had this book since it came out and only tried a few recipes, so only 297 or so to go.
This week was hosted by Laurie over at slush and the Tarte Tatin recipe was one of two that the group members voted to make for the anniversary. The other was the cocoa-buttermilk birthday cake, but I made that for my sister-in-law's birthday in December, so Tarte Tatin it was. Glad I got to make the one I voted for. :) I made my own puff pastry on Sunday and made the tarte for dessert tonight.
I started by caramelizing the apples in butter and sugar. It took a long time--about 10 minutes after I took this picture. I wanted the caramel good and dark.
Guess I forgot to take any pictures of my lovely puff pastry, but here's the finished tarte! You can also see the partially eaten tourtière (French-Canadian meat pie) in the background. It was a 'keep your fork, there's pie' sort of dinner.
It was pretty yummy with some crème fraiche.
Who knows what next Tuesday will bring?