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Apple Tarte Tatin

Wonderfully tart Grannysmith apples provide a nice contrast to a sweet caramel and the perfect pastry to encase it all Having spent a few days in Paris, there was no shortage of pastries which I tried. I tried many variants from macarons to choux and entremets to flan. What surprised me the most however, was how delicious a well made apple tarte tatin could be. I am not a massive…

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Apple and Olive Oil Cake

A moist apple sponge sandwiched with a moreish maple cream cheese frosting I love this apple and olive oil cake, not only for the delicious morsels of apples but for the utterly moreish maple cream cheese frosting. The frosting is not overly sweet, and interestingly, instead of using icing sugar like most frostings, this one uses brown sugar, which gives wonderful caramel notes. The olive oil in the cake keeps…

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