I ordered a couple of bags of pears from Tesco this week. However they didn’t have the ones I ordered so they did a replacement. Somehow they managed to replace 2 bags of 5 pears with 4 bags of 7 pears. They didn’t charge extra, which is nice… but it does mean I have a stockpile of pears to get through!
So to use some up, and to try making rough puff pastry again after it didn’t work that well last time, I’m doing a rough puff pear tarte tatin.
The basic pastry is:
- 250g plain flour
- 250g butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 100ml water
The butter gets cut into small cubes and rubbed into the flour (& salt) a bit, leaving lots of chunks of butter. Then water is added to form the dough, and this goes in the fridge for 20 minutes.
This then gets rolled out and folded in thirds treatment a few times, before going back in the fridge until needed.
Melt 120g butter in an oven-proof frying pan, take off the heat and add a cup of sugar, then place the pear slices on.
Cook this for about 12 minutes to get some good caramelisation going on.
Then roll out the pastry and cut out a circle to fit the pan, and tuck in at the edges.
Cook this for 30-35mins at 170c fan until the pastry is cooked.
Then loosen at the sides and turn out onto a large plate.
Wow – I made tarte tatin! And it tasted great :)
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