You did for the first time today I made an apple tart tatin. Never felt the urge before but we are so oversupplied with apples I am trying everything. 1 Vote up! Solid effort. 8/10 0 Vote up! Does this have to be something practical? Erm 0 Vote up! No 0 Vote up! It’s the taste that matters in baking. 1 Vote up! Yeah I am about to try it 0 Vote up! Done most things before…i did spend an unnecessarily long time playing on my XBox. But then I’ve also done laundry and cooking and I don’t have children so there’s no one wanting excessive amounts of attention from me, so maybe it wasn’t unnecessarily long. The tarte tatin looks delicious. Swap you a slice for a portion of root vegetable gratin in a homemade béchamel sauce and with a crispy breadcrumbed topping? 0 Vote up! I watched a TV program about tartes tatin this morning. It was Raymond Blanc and another man who sounded like Raymond Blanc. The pastry was folded over the apples in a small frying pan like tucking in a bedsheet, baked, then taken out turned upside down and left for half an hour to get more chewy. I also went to Barker and Stonehouse to try out sofas. 1 Vote up! Root béchamel gratin and apple tart tatin lovely autumn Sunday dinner. 1 Vote up! There was a very simple roast chicken with the gratin. Pretty yummy. Carcass stripped and stock being made in the slow cooker. Leftovers will be dinner tomorrow and probably the day after. 2 Vote up! sieteocho24 Sep 23 21:23 Reply| Report I watched a TV program about tartes tatin this morning. It was Raymond Blanc and another man who sounded like Raymond Blanc. The pastry was folded over the apples in a small frying pan like tucking in a bedsheet, baked, then taken out turned upside down and left for half an hour to get more chewy. I also went to Barker and Stonehouse to try out sofas. clearly Monsieur Blanc et l’autre were calling me from the fourth dimension 1 Vote up! Once made a test-run GF tarte tatin for a dinner party with 2 coeliacs coming. It was utter dogshit, so made eton mess for the actual thing. 2 Vote up! Jean-Christophe Novelli. Eurotrash does apple pie. 1 Vote up! Elephantinthewildhappyandfree24 Sep 23 20:47 Reply | Report It’s the taste that matters in baking. made me chuckle. I've vomited things that look similar but more edible-looking. 1 Vote up! If that doesn’t look edible to you then I am sorry to hear it 1 Vote up! My instinctive response to the OP's question was of course "your mum" but I respect mutters too much. 0 Vote up! glad to see mutts has gone for the home made look 0 Vote up! I respect the tradition and the reserve shown until just then 0 Vote up! I didn't do anything for the first time over the weekend I can recall 0 Vote up! Did you use an ordinary frying pan, Mutters? I used to make a beautiful banana version but Mrs P made me get rid of my cast iron pan which was ideal for it. 0 Vote up! Heh heff. not much fartarsing here. 0 Vote up! I used a cast iron pan 0 Vote up! It was absolutely delicious by the way. All of the apples were confi, and the pastry at the bottom was crisp with the edges gooey and crunchy 2 Vote up! It makes a difference, then. No more banana tatin for me. Perhaps that was why she got rid of mine. Respect for my waistline 0 Vote up! I fins cooked bananas rather unpleasant. There is a strange sour note that they seem to develop. 0 Vote up! no cuss mate, not a fan of sweet stuff anyway. I'm sure it was lovely. 0 Vote up! so i've just done something for the first time. I've eaten a ginger snap. It's not a biscuit that we buy, and we never had them at home. I frickin' love them. This is a game changer (when the game was "don't really like that many biscuits"). 0 Vote up! Is that distinct from a ginger nut? I don't mind a ginger nut. 0 Vote up! For the first time ever yesterday I downloaded the audi app for my car purely to reinstate the stanav connection which had expired because the 3 year warranty ran out. It took about 2 hours, 2 diff apps, as it turned out, lots of money and a great deal of swearing. Never again. 0 Vote up! Discovered a half peanut shell on the balcony from my (first floor) home office. I have no idea how it got there - presumably a passing bird. sadly this is the only new thing I have done today. I must correct that. 0 Vote up! Worked from the garden in the sunshine this late in the year. Marvellous 0 Vote up! Do ginger nuts contain nuts? If so, not that. I'm not really a biscuit person. I am now, tho. 0 Vote up! Had a Heston B prawn cocktail from Waitrose - too rich was not impressed 0 Vote up! My contribution today is that yesterday I walked from Lyme Regis to Bridport. It’s a push with three significant hills. Was quite tired. today I visited the Weald and Downland museum - been past it a million times (it is between Goodwood and West Dean houses) and got to poke my head into The Repair Shop. YES 0 Vote up! Oh mate i would have rec'd you a pub in bridport run by my m7 dave's brother 0 Vote up! I wasnt hanging around as I had to get back to Lyme, find my car and wife and drive home to Sussex 0 Vote up! Golden Cap is quite a climb 0 Vote up! There is a diversion between Lyme and Charmouth as the cliff has collapsed so you have to do a detour out of Lyme and a hike round the golf course and town, adding a few kms. Reckon I did 16k and some stiff walks up those shitting hills. 0 Vote up! I painted a section of picket fence for the first time. It was surprisingly taxing. 0 Vote up! Fence painting is a pain. there are too many faces to paint. Seems simple; is a cock ache. having done it a bit i now have it definitely on my list of things to pay others to do. 0 Vote up! Yes but they wanted £600ish and I felt like I could knock it over in an afternoon. Took most of the weekend. Looks good though. 0 Vote up! Yeah been there 0 Vote up! Well done though probably better than someone else knocking it off for a margin and less caring about corners and splashes 0 Vote up! I've never painted my own fence. The trick is to convince some local teenage loser to do it in exchange for martial arts training so they can defeat their bully and get the girl. 0 Vote up! Thing is Mutters, I'm selling the place. So while I've been careful to avoid splashes, there are bits behind bushes that the future owner will discover if they ever pull the bush out. I might make a handover list with the paint type and colour. 0 Vote up! Your Mum. 0 Vote up! I thought Tom Sawyer had solved the fence painting problem for us. 0 Vote up! Refresh Back to board Join the discussion Login Register 1 Vote up!