Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Puff Pastry Apple Tart

Music- Nick Drake- Pink Moon

This album is short, sweet and amazing. Nick Drake really should be the head figure of folk music not Dylan.  i really don't have much to say for this album except that every song is amazing.

Baking-Puff Pastry Apple Tarts

Its the season of Math, Science and all that is Engineering so i haven't been baking as much. Apologies to the Baking gods. Have pity on these poor old bones!
So this is like puff pastry with apricot glaze and apples sprinkled on top of it. Its not quite a tart...but that is what the book refers to it as so that's what im going to put as the title. anyhow the end result is yummy delicious. I used Cortland apples for this but im sure many other varieties of apples will work fine too. Granny Smiths would be fine im guessin'

Guest Chef Rachel Perlman rolling out laminated dough

So this isn't very complicated once you've made the puff pastry dough. The hard part is making the puff pastry dough (or laminated dough as the Culinary Institute of America refers to it as). So instead of going through all the trouble of rewriting instructions on how to make laminated dough im just going to refer to you (the reader) to my post on Cherry Half Pockets (two posts ago behind the ketchup). There I shall will show you the glory of layering butter with dough. There your life will forever change and you will see things anew! it'll also be delicious if you eat it. So please refer to Cherry Half Pockets to find out more about making laminated dough and tri folds and four folds and stuff.

Make about 10 oz of laminated dough

So after you'll just need:
1)Brown Sugar
3)1 or 2 Diced and peeled apples
4) 4 Sliced and Peeled Apples 
5) Apricot Jam

So after you've done all the four folds and all the dough and stuff just roll it out into a thin circular shape.  Spread a thin layer of Apricot Jam over the dough and then spread the diced apples over. After arrange the sliced apples fanning from the outside inward and then sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon and then bake at 400 for 20 minutes and your good!
After Apricot Glaze Sprinkle Diced Apples
Sliced Apple Time!
Baked Apple Puff Pastry Tart
A Slice.

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