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Les Petits Chefs make Caramelized Plum Tart from Tasting Paris

Caramelized Plum Tarts from Tasting Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.comLes Petits Chefs are back for term 3! We have a wonderful programme of visiting chefs and field trips lined up this term and I can’t wait to share what we get up to! The first week of any term in club is always a bit unknown for me because team tryouts are still taking place and I don’t have a full crew of boys until Week 2 or 3, so I don’t schedule guests or trips during that time, rather I work with the boys myself in the lab. This week, in preparation for a review I’ll be posting on Friday (along with a giveaway!), I chose Clotilde Dusoulier’s latest book, Tasting Paris, to work from.

Tasting Paris cover on eatlivetravelwrite.comMany of you know I’m a huge proponent of the idea of French food being do-able for kids so I didn’t think twice about choosing a recipe from this book. Clotilde’s recipes are very reliable (and always tasty) and as soon as I saw the image for her Caramelized Plum Tart, I couldn’t get it out of my mind.

Mind you, despite the fancy look, this tart couldn’t be simpler. Clotilde makes a case for homemade pastry (the food processor is your friend!) and the boys couldn’t believe how easy it was! We talked through when you might need to add the extra water mentioned in the recipe (our pastry was a little crumbly so we did) and soon we were rolling like professional pastry chefs!

Kids rolling tart dough in parchment for Caramelized Plum Tart from Clotilde Dusoulier Tasting Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com Kids rolling tart pastry from Clotilde Dusoulier Tasting Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com Kids prepping Caramelized Plum Tart from Clotilde Dusoulier Tasting Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com(we talked about using parchment to roll pastry being cleaner but also a better way to roll pastry that is a little on the dry side so it doesn’t stick, without adding extra flour)

We don’t have tart tins with removable bottoms at school so the boys did their best to form their tart shells…

Kids working with tart pastry from Clotilde Dusoulier Tasting Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com Kids forming tart shells from Clotilde Dusoulier Tasting Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com Kids make tart pastry from Clotilde Dusoulier Tasting Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com Kids prep tart dough from Clotilde Dusoulier Tasting Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.comThey loved that the pastry can be patched together if you accidentally ended up with holes in your shell!

We sliced the plums…

Kids slicing plums to make Caramelized Plum Tartlets from Clotilde Dusoulier Tasting Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.comAlways a treat to slice into plums and see colours like this! It’s never a sure thing!

Plum tarts ready to assemble from Clotilde Dusoulier Tasting Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd the boys got creative with their tart assembly…

Kids assembling Caramalized Plum Tarts from Clotilde Dusoulier Tasting Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.comIt was really interesting to see how they each interpreted this recipe!

Caramelized Plum Tarts from Clotilde Dusoulier Tasting Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com Caramelized Plum Tarts ready to bake from Clotilde Dusoulier Tasting Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com Kids make Caramelized Plum Tarts from Clotilde Dusoulier Tasting Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.comAll ready for the oven!

Caramelized Plum Tarts ready for the oven from Clotilde Dusoulier Tasting Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.comWith a few minutes to go, we took the tarts out of the oven and used some warm apricot jam to glaze the fruit, then popped it back in the oven to caramelize…

Kids glazing caramelized plum tarts from Clotilde Dusoulier Tasting Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.comJust out of the oven, we were so happy with how they turned out!

Caramelized plum tarts just out of the oven on eatlivetravelwrite.comSome lucky boys headed home with pâtisserie-worthy desserts for their family!

Kids taking home Caramelized Plum Tarts from Tasting Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.comFrench food made by kids? TOTALLY do-able!

Get the recipe for Clotilde’s Caramelized Plum Tart on p 112 of Tasting Paris.

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Disclosure: I was provided with an advance copy of “Tasting Paris” for review purposes. I was not asked to write about the book, nor am I being compensated for doing so. All opinions 100% my own.

 

 

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One Response to Les Petits Chefs make Caramelized Plum Tart from Tasting Paris

  1. Mr. Neil April 11, 2018 at 08:03 #

    Ha! No surprise that no extra made it home for Mr. Neil – these looked divine.

    Congrats LPF on a great kick-off to a new term. 🙂

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