OK, I started getting adventurous and wanted to try a MasterChef recipe. I love apples, so I couldn’t go past the Apple Tarte Tatin.
One problem was that I’ve never ever cooked apple. Actually, I think a bigger problem is that I’ve never eaten Apple Tarte Tatin in my life either. What is it meant to look like.. or what is it meant to taste like?
Cooking the apples was no problem. But I started wishing I had one of the MasterChef judges near me when I had to put the pastry on top. Was I doing it right?
Putting the whole pan into the oven was certainly a novelty for me. I had visions of my cheap pan melting or the handle breaking off, but luckily it was fine! It certainly looked nice when it was cooking.
But the true test was when I flipped it.
I was like, s#(%! It didn’t look like the picture on the MasterChef website at all! It was too dry, my pastry was too big. Maybe I should’ve tucked it inside the pan instead of outside? And the apples were the wrong colour altogether. Hmmm…
The kids had a taste but didn’t like it at all.. but I managed to gobble down half of it before I was too full. I think I’ll have to try this one again another day.
The MasterChef recipe is here: http://www.masterchef.com.au/apple-tarte-tatin.htm