How to Cook Peach Tarte Tatin

A guide on how to bake an upside-down tart

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How to Cook Peach Tarte Tatin Recipe
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Here are the ingredients for the tatin...

Here are the ingredients for the tatin...

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...and here are the ingredients for the pastry!

...and here are the ingredients for the pastry!

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Here's the equipment that you need. Medium bowl, mixing bowl, flour sifter, measuring jug, scale, wooden spoon, knife, grater, tablespoon, cling wrap and rolling pin (jar full or water)

Here's the equipment that you need. Medium bowl, mixing bowl, flour sifter, measuring jug, scale, wooden spoon, knife, grater, tablespoon, cling wrap and rolling pin (jar full or water)

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You'll also need a pan for your tart. I'm using a special Tarte Tatin pan, but you can just use a 20cm, heavy-based, ovenproof frying pan.

You'll also need a pan for your tart. I'm using a special Tarte Tatin pan, but you can just use a 20cm, heavy-based, ovenproof frying pan.

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Firstly, put the medium bowl on the scales, and remember to Tare!

Firstly, put the medium bowl on the scales, and remember to Tare!

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Measure out 225g of plain flour

Measure out 225g of plain flour

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Next, sift it into the mixing bowl

Next, sift it into the mixing bowl

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Measure out 2 tablespoons of Caster sugar, and add to the flour

Measure out 2 tablespoons of Caster sugar, and add to the flour

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Mix!

Mix!

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Put the scales back to 0, and measure out 120g of chilled butter

Put the scales back to 0, and measure out 120g of chilled butter

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Grate the butter into the dry ingredients, and remember not to cut your fingers on the grater like I did :)

Grate the butter into the dry ingredients, and remember not to cut your fingers on the grater like I did :)

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Once the butter is all grated, mix in, and using your fingers, squish it into the flour to combine. Do this until the butter is in tiny coarse granules

Once the butter is all grated, mix in, and using your fingers, squish it into the flour to combine. Do this until the butter is in tiny coarse granules

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When it looks a bit like this, you're done

When it looks a bit like this, you're done

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Next, take 2 tablespoons of water and beat into the egg

Next, take 2 tablespoons of water and beat into the egg

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It should have a slightly runnier consistency than normal eggs

It should have a slightly runnier consistency than normal eggs

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Using the tablespoon, dribble the egg mixture into the mixing bowl, and stir in to make a dough

Using the tablespoon, dribble the egg mixture into the mixing bowl, and stir in to make a dough

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You may need to add more water, but do this sparingly so that your dough isn't too sticky

You may need to add more water, but do this sparingly so that your dough isn't too sticky

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Next, shape your pastry into a ball...

Next, shape your pastry into a ball...

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...and wrap it in cling wrap. It needs to be in the fridge for at least 20 minutes before use

...and wrap it in cling wrap. It needs to be in the fridge for at least 20 minutes before use

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Here comes the fun bit - caramelisation! Measure out 200g white sugar in the medium bowl, and pour it into your tatin pan/frying pan

Here comes the fun bit - caramelisation! Measure out 200g white sugar in the medium bowl, and pour it into your tatin pan/frying pan

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Then, measure out 50ml and add to the sugar

Then, measure out 50ml and add to the sugar

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Give it a few minutes to absorb before putting it on the stove

Give it a few minutes to absorb before putting it on the stove

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Measure out 50g butter and set aside

Measure out 50g butter and set aside

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Put the pan on medium heat, and wait till it starts bubbling

Put the pan on medium heat, and wait till it starts bubbling

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Bubbling sugar lava! So cool. Anyway, once the caramelisation gets to this point, wait a few minutes for it to turn golden before putting the heat on low

Bubbling sugar lava! So cool. Anyway, once the caramelisation gets to this point, wait a few minutes for it to turn golden before putting the heat on low

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Take the heat down when your sugar gets to about this point

Take the heat down when your sugar gets to about this point

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Always use oven mitts when taking a pan off a jet

Always use oven mitts when taking a pan off a jet

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Now, add the butter and stir in

Now, add the butter and stir in

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When it's all melted, it should look something like this

When it's all melted, it should look something like this

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Next, halve and stone your peaches

Next, halve and stone your peaches

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Place them cut side up in the pan. You're placing them this way up so that when you turn the tarte upside down, they look all nice and neat

Place them cut side up in the pan. You're placing them this way up so that when you turn the tarte upside down, they look all nice and neat

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You'll see that there's some gaps where the halves are too big to fit. The solution? Cut smaller wedges! They don't have to fit perfectly, just squeeze them wherever they can fit.

You'll see that there's some gaps where the halves are too big to fit. The solution? Cut smaller wedges! They don't have to fit perfectly, just squeeze them wherever they can fit.

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All fixed!

All fixed!

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Keep your pan on the oven top for another five minutes before allowing to cool

Keep your pan on the oven top for another five minutes before allowing to cool

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Next, preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius

Next, preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius

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Time to take your pastry out of the fridge

Time to take your pastry out of the fridge

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Before you unwrap it and begin rolling it out, sprinkle flour over a large clean bench

Before you unwrap it and begin rolling it out, sprinkle flour over a large clean bench

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Try to roll your pastry out in a vaguely circular motion. You'll have extra, so don't roll it too thin - about 5mm is good

Try to roll your pastry out in a vaguely circular motion. You'll have extra, so don't roll it too thin - about 5mm is good

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Cut out a circle a bit bigger that your pan

Cut out a circle a bit bigger that your pan

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Then, put it on top of your pan and tuck in the edges

Then, put it on top of your pan and tuck in the edges

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When your oven is ready, put the pan in!

When your oven is ready, put the pan in!

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Remember to use oven mitts when taking things in and out of the oven

Remember to use oven mitts when taking things in and out of the oven

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Leave your tatin in the oven for about 30 minutes, but check on it once or twice to rotate the pan

Leave your tatin in the oven for about 30 minutes, but check on it once or twice to rotate the pan

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Done! Your pastry should be only lightly browned

Done! Your pastry should be only lightly browned

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Find a plate about the size of your pan

Find a plate about the size of your pan

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Using oven mitts, carefully turn the pan upside down onto the plate

Using oven mitts, carefully turn the pan upside down onto the plate

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Your Peach Tarte Tatin is best served hot with crean

Your Peach Tarte Tatin is best served hot with crean

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Bon Appetit! (Hoshi the hungry dog stares at me. "Can I have some? Pleeeease?")

Bon Appetit! (Hoshi the hungry dog stares at me. "Can I have some? Pleeeease?")

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