With a broken knee, I’m housebound. I can’t drive and I can’t walk. I went from an insane activity level to zero. I now have a total love and appreciation for streaming NetFlix, my iPhone, and pain medication.
Baking is something that has always relaxed me and now it can help me take my mind off not being able to run, hike, bike for weeks. I needed to bake something, anything, but it had to be something I had all the ingredients on hand and it had to be something small. My main eater, Paul, is out of town for work and I also don’t have access to my co-workers.
The Tuesdays with Dorie group baked the Parisian Apple Tartlet in June 2009. It’s very easy to assemble, makes only one serving, and it’s one more recipe to cross off my list of unbaked recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking…From My Home to Yours. Perfect. It’s a circle of puff pastry topped with apple slices and sprinkled with sugar (I used vanilla sugar). I made it a bit more complicated by making my own puff pastry using my go-to recipe from The Art & Soul of Baking. Jessica of My Baking Heart was the host way-back-then and you can find the recipe on her blog.