Appeltaart, Dutch apple pie/cake
Inspired by three visits to Winkel's in Amsterdam and FoodNouveau for the base recipe.
Not exactly Winkel's, but true to an ex-pat Amsterdam friend's advice, it does taste better after sitting for a couple of days. It needs to use a little less orange zest (I used a whole orange, but it really should be half), and I would like to use something closer to speculoosdkruiden (Dutch spice medley) rather than a straight cinnamon, but definitely worth making again, and also company-worthy. Perhaps a Christmas party item.
A clafoutis is a sweet version of a frittata. This one was from a pear/fig recipe, but I'm not a huge fan of figs, so it was pear and almonds only. Instead of flour, it uses ground almonds
The taste was A-OK! Pear and almonds were meant to be good friends. However, the texture was weird and sort of grainy.
Won't do this again, but will look for a more cake-y recipe with pears and almonds.