Do you really need an explanation here? I think we all know how I feel about butter. And cheese. And anything that’s “not good for you.”
But remember – it IS good for you since it makes you smile!
Last week I got a big package in the mail from the incredibly kind people at Kerrygold that was FILLED with butter and cheese! Can you imagine?! And I had it delivered to my office, which I’m sure you can only imagine was a feat in and of itself to hide it from everyone. Hey, I didn’t want anyone stealing my butter!
I was like a kid on Christmas morning.
So I poured myself a glass of Crystal Lite pink lemonade and got started. Totally normal.
I chose to make Ina Garten’s Apple Cake Tatin for the office. Just so you know, I doubled the recipe, which normally calls for the tatin to be made in a 9-inch round baking dish.
First you butter the dish. You really do need a bit more butter than normal here. Why? You’re going to be turning the tatin upside-down so and it has a sticky caramel sauce on the bottom. You want about 3 Tbsp of the good stuff to grease the pan really well.
Take about 3 large Granny Smith apples. Peel them, cut them in half and then cut each half into 4 equal slices. Make whatever pattern you want on the bottom of the pan. Or just dump them in. Whatever floats your boat.
Hey, I wasn’t snuggling and petting her. She was upset.
When I made this one I followed the directions to a T…and it was a success! Who would’ve thought?!
The key is do not stir it with a spoon. Only swirl the syrup!
Pour the batter evenly over the apples covered in caramel…just to clarify, I spooned the batter on top then spread it with the back of a spatula. Just use whatever cake-pouring technique you like. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let it rest for 15 minutes, then cover the top of the pan with a plate, cake stand, or baking sheet. Hold on to the edges of the pan and flip the cake upside down!
I’m drooling just thinking of it right now…totally normal for 6am, right?
Quality control time is my favorite time 😉