Julia Child’s Tarte Normande aux Pommes

julia child's tarte normande aux pommes

Julia Child’s Tarte Normande Aux Pommes

What makes you instantly happy & distracts you from your life for a couple of hours? Baking & eating, obviously. Today, as a way to distract ourselves from life, Bosco & I decided to attempt our first recipe from my Julia Child cookbook, ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’. Yes, the book that inspired Julie and Julia, the hilarious movie about food that I fell in love with the very first time I heard about it.

Starting out was actually quite terrifying. Genuinely scary, everything in the book is so precise & given with exact instructions. Which is a excellent really, exactly what you actually need in a cookbook. At at the same time, it instilled me with the horrifying fear that if the tiniest thing wrong the whole thing would go up in ruins. And I was just not willing to let happen.

The chosen recipe: Tarte Normande Aux Pommes, or Custard Apple Tart.
The recipe itself was simple & easy to follow, with directions leading you from one page to another. We may have overlooked the part of the recipe that said to use chilled butter, but I feel that we did an excellent job following the recipe to the best of our ability. After all, ”When you’re alone in the kitchen, WHO’s to know?”. The end result was amazingly tasty! It was cinnamon-ey, but not TOO much, the pastry was exactly the right texture & weight, and the custard filling (which we also made :D) was creamy and puffy and lovely.

Definitely using my Julia Child cookbook more often, thanks for the Christmas present Pud 🙂

Although I used my own copy of ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’, you can find the recipe here

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