Today’s oh-so-fine tart was selected by Leslie of Lethally Delicious. She always has gorgeous stuff on her blog, so pay her a visit for the recipe. I wonder if she figured out a way to incorporate chocolate in this recipe… I never leave my TWD baking till the last minute, well almost never, cause I did this week. And, wouldn’t you know it, today was the grimmest, greyest, rainiest day in a series of grim, grey, rainy days. So, I feel I didn’t do justice to this week’s pick, but it was still delicious, and I’ll be making it again and again, maybe even with rhubarb for Valerie's birthday! ;)
In my defence, I did use homemade puff pastry and crab apple jelly. The puff pastry was a bit tired, though, having been hanging around for a while and in a few different freezers through the trials and tribulations of yet another Mary Mary move. Let’s just say I’m looking forward to Saturday, when I can officially stop living out of a suitcase, after 3 months of it. Oh, the tart! Along with old puff pastry, I didn’t read the directions very closely, so I sliced the apple quarters crossways and neglected to leave a border around the edge. I put extra butter and sugar on top but not underneath, skipped the egg wash, blasted the apples with my torch after baking for extra browning and glazed generously with the crab apple jelly. Then I marched it out to the sheltered front step to catch the few rays of light that could penetrate the pelting rain, for a photo. Then the whole thing disappeared. Weird, eh? I think I’ll go have a little lie-down now.