I must be feeling better because I ventured into the kitchen today and did some cooking. First up I chopped some chicken to marinate in a harissa paste. Later today I shall put this into a big pot with some dried apricots and chickpeas to make a tagine. I was prompted to make this after seeing it mentioned on a blog recently (Rachel) - it was on the menu of an Algerian café she visited.
After making the harissa paste I turned my attention to some left over puff pastry and apples. The apples have stored really well in their boxes outside but need to be used up quite quickly now. I melted some sugar and butter in a pan and made a Tarte Tatin. It came out okay (I left the skins on this time) but it wasn’t quite caramelised enough and the pastry could have done with extra cooking. Tastes good though, I couldn’t resist trying a piece after it came out of the oven. I think I shall remove the skins the next time I make it.
|crinkly skinned tarte tatin|