We went to stay over at my sister-in-law’s last weekend, and this is what I made to take with us.
I often bake goods as a gift when I am invited to someone’s house.
It’s fun to think about what to make, but it can be tricky.
Also it has to be something which travels well.
It would be good if it was seasonal.
It would be great if it was beautiful or interesting.
It would never be good if it was something the person doesn’t like or cannot eat.
We needed to drive for a few hours + not sure if they liked whipped cream = no cream.
Chocolate is everyone’s favourite but it is Lent now. = No chocolate, just in case.
With those restriction, I decided to make something with apple. I thought it is ‘safe’ fruit.
But I done ‘apple pie’ and ‘apple cake’ before for them. I needed something slightly new, but not too far from the comfort zones (ie: my baking comfort zone and the receiver’s eating habit’s comfort zone, both!) .
This tart is made with short crust pastry, frangipane, and sliced apple.
Simple but tasty.
Recipe I used was from here. Allrecipes.co.uk Tarte aux Pommes
I added 1 TBS of sugar to the pastry, to give a just a bit of sweetness to it.
I didn’t have apple brandy, so I just used normal brandy. I think it gave nice flavour even it’s just normal brandy, rather than not adding anything.
It was success at my sister-in-law’s anyway, and I will do this again next Autumn.