Finally sweetgastronomy.com is live and to kick things off, I've got a French classic for you, the Tarte Tatin!
Legend has it, the Tarte Tatin was first created by accident by one of two sisters, Stephanie and Caroline Tatin, who ran Hotel Tatin in the South of France back in 1880. Tired and over worked, one of the sisters was attempting to make an apple pie, but instead over cooked the apples, caramelising them. In an attempt to save the dish, she put puff pastry over the mix and baked it in the oven, creating an upside tart instead. It was served up and became a hit with their guests.
Traditionally, it might be made with apples, but I prefer to use pears, much like I prefer a perry to a cider! But whether you choose pears or apples, I'm pretty sure a Tarte Tatin won't disappoint come dessert time. Serve it up warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla bean ice-cream!