Have you ever been to Paris? If so, what is the one thing that made the biggest impression on you? Whenever I think about my trip to Paris, the thing that sticks out the most in my mind is that the women walked around the city in heels. Even the tour guides that took us on trips to gardens and museums wore some kind of shoe with a heel. Granted most wore very worn-in looking heels, but it was impressive nonetheless.
Of course what I immediately remember next are the patisseries and boulangeries on every street corner that made me want to unpack my bags for good. Pastries and fresh bread all day long – my idea of heaven.
That’s what makes this cookbook, Baking: From My Home to Yours, such fun. The recipes have a lot of Parisian influence, like this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Parisian Apple Tartlets (chosen by Jessica of My Baking Heart, where you can also find the recipe). This one, made with puff pastry, apples, brown sugar and butter, couldn’t be easier. If you keep some puff pastry in the freezer, this can be made in no time for an impressive and delicious dessert.
Its almost like being there.