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Crostata Di Mele (Apple Tart)

Charlie came round last night and cooked me an absolutely delicious dinner.  What a treat to have him do that for me, it was sooooooo gorgeous.  He sure is a man who knows how to cook fish and he arrived with 2 massive slabs of HALIBUT.  We decided one would be enough for two and so it was.  Walter Purkis & Co did us proud.

I can say hand on heart that Charlie’s fish dish was the most delicious fish I’ve ever eaten.  Halibut is my new obsession.  It was a Brian Turner recipe that had a breadcrumb and mushroom crust and a scrumptious cream sauce.  Oh yes, and Charlie grated nutmeg into the vegetables which is something I will COPY.  There were also perfect garlicky roast potatoes.  SWOON.   Here is a pretty rubbish photo of what was a superb dinner.

I made Vincent’s Apple Tart for dessert and despite my concerns about the method of making the pastry it was ACE.  I was very pleased with the whole shebang.  I should never doubt Vincent.

And now, I must dash as I’m off to Budapest – whoopeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!  You will find me submerged in warm water here for FOUR DAYS.

Recipe from: A Treasury of Great Recipes.  Vincent doesn’t say where he obtained this perfect recipe for Apple Tart but it is in the section about Venice…  My apples were a gift from Cathy and came from Brogdale Farm – delicious.


About Jenny Hammerton

I am a film archivist living in London, making film star fodder and writing about movie stars and their recipes in my spare time. My main website is at - over there I record my attempts to cook the favourite dishes of the greatest film stars of Hollywood's Golden Era - 10 years of nonsense and counting!

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