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Tarte Tatin

Daring Bakers
March 2015

Hi, I’m Korena from Korena in the Kitchen and this month I’m exciting to be bringing you the tarte Tatin! This classic French dessert is basically the apple pie version of an upside-down cake: apples are caramelized in sugar in a saucepan, covered with pastry and baked, and then inverted on a plate to serve. It’s a great example of the magic of caramelized sugar: the apples take on a deep, rich mahogany colour and become infused with the complex flavours of a well-cooked caramel, and the crisp puff pastry base also becomes practically candied with caramel at the edges, resulting in a fantastic mix of soft, crunchy, and chewy textures.

Perfect personal porridge

Daring Cooks
March 2015

Hi everyone, Ruth here. I blog at and I’ve been a Daring Cook since June 2011, and a Daring Baker since October 2009. I live in Edinburgh, Scotland, and this month I’m bringing you another Scottish staple (but don’t worry, it’s a lot easier than haggis this time!). It’s time to perfect your porridge.