This morning I woke up and there was snow everywhere! After calling my boss and deciding it was too dangerous to drive I had to decide what to do with my day, and of course baking came to mind. I thought about baking this at christmas, but ran out of time and as it is lovely and snowy I wanted to bake my winter tarte tatin. Yum!
- 200g of plain flour
- 200g of butter
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- a pinch of sugar
- Ice cold water (I did think of using snow, but there are a few cats around my neighborhood so I quickly ruled it out)
- 75g of butter
- 75g of caster sugar
- 4 apples
- Put the plain flour on a clean surface, make a well in the centre and tip the cold cubed butter and the salt into it.
- Now using one hand, scrunch the butter into the flour and keep doing this until most of the butter is Incorporated yet there are still some visible flakes.
- Add in the ice cold water (enough to bring the pastry together).
- Now roll out the pastry into a long rectangle.
- Fold the pastry into three and give it a quarter turn. This is the first turn, now roll it out once again and fold into three. Wrap the pastry in cling film and rest for half an hour.
- Now do this again (turn it twice) and let it rest for another half an hour.
- Pre-heat the oven to 180c.
- Meanwhile, peel and slice the apples and cover them with lemon juice so they don't brown.
- Melt the butter and sugar in a pan together over a medium heat (do not stir it). This will take about 5-10 minutes until it becomes an amber colour. Take it off the heat.
- Now lay the apples, cranberries and raisins over the caramel and sprinkle the cinnamon over the top.
- Roll out the pastry to just over the shape of the pan, lay it on top then tuck the edges round the side to stop the caramel from escaping.
- Cook for 25 minutes.
- Once the pastry has cooked get a large plate, turn out the tarte (minding the caramel doesn't burn you).
- And serve with cream or ice cream... yummers!