Monday, 4 March 2013

Japanese Twist on classic recipe: Matcha Simple Apple Tart

This is my St. Patrick's Day inspired recipe taken from chef Paul Flynn. It's a simple apple tart recipe that I love making this because it takes about 5 minutes to prepare and then another 15 minutes to cook in the oven. It's goes perfect with a cup of tea!

I sprinkled the apple tart with matcha just before serving and garnished with pecans and maple syrup instead of making the sweet sauce in Paul Flynn's recipe. 

shop bought pre-rolled puff pastry
red apples (half an apple per portion)
icing sugar

50g chopped pecans

For the sweet sauce
40g castor sugar
100 ml water
200 ml cream
drizzle of maple syrup 

    1. Unwrap the pastry and roll out on a chopping board. Cut into 10cm x 5cm rectangles. Prick the centre of the pastry, leaving a 1cm border around the edges unpricked.

    2. Cut the apple in half and remove the core. Thinly slice the apple and spread out over the surface of the pastry. Dust liberally with icing sugar

    3.. Bake at 200°C for 10-15 minutes until the pastry is crisp and caramelised.  

    4. Toast the pecans in a dry non-stick pan and transfer to a bowl. 

    5. Place a thin layer of caster sugar in the pan and allow caramelising on a medium heat. Add a little water and dissolve the caramel. Return the pecans to the pan with the caramel syrup. Add cream and maple syrup. Bring to the boil then allow to cool slightly before serving.

    For information on how to make matcha and where to buy it click here.


      1. Fantastic Recipe. Really love your blog by the way

      2. Thanks for the lovely feedback on my blog. I had a quick look at your blog and I love the design and photography. Do you take all the photos?


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