It hasn't been a good year here for Apples.
Our standard eating Apple, the Reine de Renette, failed miserably; not a single Apple, whereas last year the ground beneath was knee deep. Also, our Jonagold provided just about four fruits. All the other trees were equally hopeless.
So, it was down to our cooking Apple, the ever faithful Bramley, to save the day. As usual it was loaded; most of which went to the compost. We are now coming to the final few.
There are plenty of cooked Apples in the freezer (along with the necessary Blackberries for crumbles), but no whole fresh ones in reserve. The few in the photo are our last remaining.
Lady M (a renowned world expert) prides herself on her Tartes Tatin, and has recently been producing at least one a week. Yesterday she informed me that it took just 10 mins to make the tart before popping it in the oven. She could almost make them with her eyes closed and one arm tied behind her back. Believe me; they are delicious!
If you intend making a Tatin, use Bramleys. No other Apple can compare.
Mmmm that looks amazing. Lots of applause for the queen of tart tartines!ReplyDelete
We have plenty of fresh apples in the markets here and eat an apple a day to keep all those bugs away . I have been making crumbles with tasteless soapy peaches.
I made a wise decision when I bought our present house, to import a Bramley Apple tree. It has paid dividends.Delete
Interestingly when I lived in New Zealand I discovered that 'cooking apples' don't exist as such. Bramleys were unheard of. 'Ordinary' apples are used for everything but then there is one helluvalot of apples in New Zealand.ReplyDelete
It's not much of a concept over here either. Whenever I tell people they're cooking Apples, I usually get a blank stare.Delete
I do wish you would stop posting photos of Tatins - it is so unfair!!!!!ReplyDelete
Ha ha. I can't get enough of them.Delete
It would take me longer than that to make the pastry but pastry was never my forte. It does look good.ReplyDelete
We all have something that we can do with our 'eyes closed'; hers is a Tatin.Delete
Lady ‘ tarte tatin ‘ M is certainly the tarte tatin queen. Not being a pudding lover, I’m not so good at baking ..... I’m better with savoury although, if asked to, I can produce some reasonable sweet dishes ! XXXXReplyDelete
She won't be making many more now, we're down to our last couple of Bramleys. Soon it'll be Crumbles.Delete
Does Lady M make short crust or puff pastry for her tarte? I am trying to resist making one but we have so many apples this year.ReplyDelete
It's certainly not Puff, so I presume it must be the other. My knowledge of such things is ZERO, other than the eating bit.Delete
Perhaps Lady M might share her recipe? I've got a few bramleys to use up.ReplyDelete
I believe it's very simple, and could easily be found online. After that it's just a matter of 'practice'.Delete
Having your own Bramley tree is a blessing. They are so lovely when properly ripeReplyDelete
Having just that extra bit of summer warmth here, they ripen very well; becoming quite red/yellow, and eatable as a desert Apple. Lovely.Delete
That is a beautiful desert. I made an apple crisp and it took me a lot longer than ten minutes.ReplyDelete
All you need is a big dollop of thick cream; and Voila!Delete
Lady M's prize winning Tatin looks delicious. The apple layout is very precise and makes a nice presentation. It is disappointing when apple trees do not produce. As gardeners, we always say, next year will be better...ReplyDelete
And a year is a long time to wait. I seem to have been saying "Let's hope that next year will be better" ever since I started growing my own vegs.... a long time ago.Delete
Like your beloved bramleys, Lady M sounds like a keeper!ReplyDelete
She's still on trial, but it's looking good.Delete
Delving into your biographical history I note that you have always been fond of tarts.ReplyDelete
The tart in the photograph does indeed look extremely edible. Why didn't you press the "aroma" button in Blogger?
I did, but I pressed for the wrong aroma, and got 'Yorkshire Pudding'. The two didn't go too well together.Delete
That is gorgeous and probably tastes outstanding! Lucky Cro!ReplyDelete
It's the best Apple Pie in Christendom.Delete
This looks so lovely and I really want a piece !ReplyDelete