Livestream: Tarte Tatin

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual Class

Fall is a wonderful time to explore the world of apple desserts! Learn the secrets for baking the iconic French dessert, the Tarte Tatin. Named after the Tatin sisters who invented the tarte and served it as a signature dish in their hotel south of Paris, the Tarte Tatin is a deluxe dessert of caramelized apples and crisp buttery crust inverted and served as an upside-down tarte. In this class, we will learn the techniques for making the classic Tarte Tatin recipe, including making a foolproof pâte brisée shortcrust pastry dough, selecting the best apples for flavor and texture in baking, and perfecting the caramel sauce. We will also learn a modern variation on the recipe that uses puff pastry dough that will allow you to whip up a Tarte Tatin in no time! We will learn about the history of this classic French dessert, tricks for making it easily in a home kitchen, variations for adapting the pastry to dietary restrictions, and suggestions for what to serve with the tarte.

Instructor Anna Mays is an anthropologist who enjoys teaching about world culinary traditions, agricultural practices and the intersection between food, diet, culture and well-being. Anna trained at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School and has lived in France.

Class will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform, and joining instructions will be sent to participants in advance.