I found a nice simple recipe for a rhubarb tarte tatin from the Guardian website and swapped the orange zest, vanilla and star anise in the original recipe for 15g of sliced crystallised ginger, my favourite pairing with rhubarb. The recipe didn't specify which size pan to use so I ended up with some left over puff pastry which I used to make a few quick jam tarts with, I forgot to take a photo of these though. I bought a ready rolled sheet of puff pastry to make this tart, lazy I know but it was on special offer and sometimes I just don't feel like getting the rolling pin out.
The first step was to make the caramel, this was made with 150g caster sugar melted over a medium heat. I added the ginger and gave it a swirl just before removing from the heat to set.
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Turn out quickly onto a serving plate and cut into slices to serve
So what's the verdict on the pan? Well I think the results of the tart speaks volumes, it was delicious by the way, something I'll have to make again as it was so easy to do. The tart just slid straight out of the pan, no jiggling or any nonsense required. A small amount of the caramel did stick to the base of the pan, but this could have been because I was taking photos of the pastry before I turned the tart out. I just reheated the pan on the hob slightly until the caramel was liquid enough to be poured over the top of the tart. Another good feature of this pan is that sits flat on the hob rings without wobbling, this is something that has always annoyed me in the past with other small frying pans.
When it came to cleaning the pan, I poured in some boiling water just to dissolve the last few traces of caramel and then washing up was easy. No elbow grease required, just a sponge and some soapy water and it cleaned up beautifully. I'm looking forward to cooking plenty more dishes in this pan.
This Ozeri pan is available to buy from Amazon in the UK.
Disclaimer: I was sent this frying pan to review, as always all views and opinions are my own.
As I've cooked with rhubarb I'm going to link up with Simple and in Season