This started out as an interpretation of Jamie Oliver’s Pear Tarte Tatin. Unfortunately, I discovered that I didn’t buy enough pears for this job. I also reinvented the pastry dough, using rough puff pastry instead of the classic. Funnily enough, it turned out quite good considering the dramatic changes I applied in this recipe. For tarts it’s always nice to have some kind of garnish, so I made my own Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream. The result was an interestingly aromatic dessert and I thought it was good enough to include it in my blog. Once again, I used my intuition here and most of the quantities are estimates. Nevertheless, try it out and adjust to your taste.
I’ll always remember this dessert, mostly because it was part of a dinner I gave to my dad’s band, Os Amigos do Zé. I was actually scared because the main dish was something I had never made before. But everyone seemed to enjoy (including me), though I admit to getting into stress mode in the preparation of all those things! It was really fun and I always like to have music and people related to it around me. My dad secretly taped a little jam, and I will put some photo-shoots of it here!