Tartine All Day

Tartine All Day: Modern Recipes for the Home Cook by Elisabeth Prueitt, Jessica Washburn and Maria Zizka hit the shelves this month and I did my cookbook happy dance. (Think Elaine - Seinfeld).

Tartine's books are favorites of Eat Your Book members and this cookbook lover as well. Over the years, I have made many recipes and have not experienced a flop. This is how bad I have it for Tartine - if I see one of their books at an incredible price, I have to buy it. Someone I know needs it - they don't know they need it yet, but they will.

One of the highlights of our family trip to San Francisco a few years ago was stopping at Tartine for a box of pastries. I would give up one tooth (in the rear of my mouth) and part of a toe to be able to eat a Morning Bun every day. Then again if I ate a Morning Bun every day those losses would occur naturally. It's still a deal I would make.

Tartine All Day is a lovely collection of recipes covering exactly what the title states - meals for the entire day from breakfast to dinner from a Kuku Sabzi (Persian Vegetable and Herb Omelet) to Blueberry Cobbler with Cornmeal Buttermilk Biscuit Topping. I've only had a chance to make one recipe - and that was the Crispy Waffles which were delicious and will be making a reappearance soon - chicken and waffle night is in my near future. I hope to have The Cookbook Junkies Cookbook Club cooking through this book soon because these recipes need to be made.

I love the feel of the book - the overall essence of a novel but with gorgeous food photos and beautiful recipes. Elisabeth's personal stories make this book a delicious read and one that will get a workout in any kitchen as the recipes are toally approachable but sophisticated. The measurements are given in weight and volume, temperatures in Fahrenheit and Celsius and it is just the perfect all-around book. Be sure to head over to our contest page to enter our giveaway open to US members

Special thanks to Ten Speed Press and the authors for sharing this recipe with our members - a totally elegant and impressive show stopper of a dessert - but so simple. 



Makes 1 beehive, cut into 6 to 8 servings

This dessert is built on apple slices shingled on top of one another. Layered with sugar and butter, this large domed stack resembles a beehive. As it slowly bakes, the layers condense and the top caramelizes, becoming unexpectedly complex for so few ingredients. For a similar effect, although different presentation, you can simply layer all of the ingredients in a pan and slice into portions after baking. 

Unsalted butter, for the pan.

Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C. Butter the bottom of an 8-inch/20cm tart pan. If you don't have one, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and very thinly sliced
6 Tbsp/85g unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup/150g granulated sugar
1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Working directly on the prepared tart pan or baking sheet, arrange a layer of apple slices in an 8-inch/20cm circle, halfway overlapping each slice. Continue layering apple slices to form a beehive shape, saving some of the smaller slices for the top. Every 2 or 3 layers, brush lightly with the butter and sprinkle lightly with some of the sugar and cinnamon.

Once you've assembled the beehive, brush the butter all over it. Arch aluminum foil over the dome, bake for 25 minutes, and then gently press down to help compact the layers. Remove the foil (to let the edges brown) and bake until soft all the way through when pierced with the tip of a knife, 20 to 35 minutes longer.

1/4 cup/60ml Quince Jelly, apple jelly, or strained apricot jam
Lightly sweetened whipped cream, cold, or vanilla ice cream, for garnish.

Heat the jelly or jam to melt it and then brush it all over the baked beehive as soon as it comes out of the oven. Serve warm or at room temperature, cut into wedges, with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream on the side.

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  • lebarron2001  on  4/18/2017 at 10:10 AM

    No I don't have any of their other books or have I tried any of their recipes.

  • catemcguire  on  4/18/2017 at 10:17 AM

    I can hardly wait to make Kuku Sabzi. Always looking for new ways to use eggs.

  • Elena Rose  on  4/18/2017 at 12:29 PM

    I think I'd start with with the flax coconut zucchini muffins

  • JenJoLa  on  4/18/2017 at 12:42 PM

    I have the Tartine: Sweet and Savory Pastries, Tarts, Pies, Cakes, Croissants, Cookies and Confections book too. Great book!

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  4/18/2017 at 12:53 PM

    I own all of the previous books and I think I am going to need to get this one too.

  • sipa  on  4/18/2017 at 4:08 PM

    I have Tartine Bread.

  • HalfSmoke  on  4/18/2017 at 7:31 PM


  • ddenker  on  4/18/2017 at 7:34 PM

    I own Tartine Bread.

  • hirsheys  on  4/18/2017 at 9:45 PM

    I don't own any other Tartine book, but this one looks gorgeous!

  • ltsuk  on  4/19/2017 at 1:00 AM

    Tartine, Tartine Bread, Tartine Book No. 3

  • Acequiamadre.nm  on  4/19/2017 at 7:04 AM

    I own all of their books and the original is one of my best baking books. We also use Tartine Bread for amazing rustic bakery worthy bread.

  • lgroom  on  4/19/2017 at 8:51 AM

    This looks like a book I need.

  • monique.potel  on  4/19/2017 at 9:46 AM

    it might be the start of my tartine collection

  • SilverSage  on  4/20/2017 at 11:59 AM

    I don't yet have any other Tartine books.

  • Siegal  on  4/20/2017 at 10:21 PM

    I haven't tried any tatting recipes

  • meggan  on  4/21/2017 at 10:04 AM

    I own ALL the other Tartine books!

  • AmyS  on  4/21/2017 at 6:21 PM

    The flax-coconut-zucchini muffins sound good!

  • cheftina888  on  4/21/2017 at 10:24 PM

    Aguachile with shrimp and scallops and the apple beehive pie

  • earthnfire  on  4/22/2017 at 7:36 AM

    I don't have any of the Tartine books, but am certainly interested

  • edyenicole  on  4/22/2017 at 2:56 PM

    No, I don't own any of their books.

  • sgump  on  4/22/2017 at 7:24 PM

    Ah, I don't yet have any Tartine books.

  • kelliwinter  on  4/24/2017 at 12:52 AM

    I have swooned over Tartine from afar and taken one of the older books out of the library but have yet to try

  • fiarose  on  4/24/2017 at 12:28 PM

    i don't own any, but i have them kind of constantly checked out of the library--and i make nearly every one elisabeth posts on her instagram!

  • AnnaZed  on  4/24/2017 at 6:42 PM

    In adore the look of this. I'm wondering of I could get away with wrapping the lower half in regular pie dough. Anyway, I've never even seen a Tartine cookbook before I saw it mentioned her and on David Lebovitz.

  • love2chow  on  4/26/2017 at 9:36 AM

    I have not heard of the Tartine books before this.

  • imaluckyducky  on  4/30/2017 at 12:46 PM

    I cooked through the first Tartine book :)

  • GeneratorHalf  on  5/3/2017 at 12:51 AM

    Don't own any of the books, but I've heard the name come up before

  • Terrill  on  5/3/2017 at 7:55 AM

    I want to make Socca chick pea crisps when I get the book. It looks amazing.

  • Nancith  on  5/4/2017 at 5:33 PM

    I don't own any of the Tartine titles, but would certainly like to.

  • WideAngleMind  on  5/4/2017 at 7:42 PM

    I'd love to try Pear Applesauce. Yum!

  • tangaloor  on  5/4/2017 at 10:35 PM

    I have all their books! Hope this one is next

  • Sofie168  on  5/6/2017 at 6:05 PM

    Would love to have this as my first Tartine book.

  • Sarabclever  on  5/6/2017 at 6:50 PM

    I have the tartine baking books--I even make their bread recipes almost every week!

  • Mariarosa  on  5/7/2017 at 2:06 PM

    I have no Tartine books at all - would love this one!

  • t.t  on  5/13/2017 at 1:03 AM

    I don't have any yet, but they're on my list...

  • Uhmandanicole  on  5/13/2017 at 4:15 AM

    I don't own any of the Tartine books but I love eating anything inside them!

  • tarae1204  on  5/15/2017 at 9:33 PM

    I have a digital copy of a tartine cookbook, which means I never use it. But I used to frequent the cafe in San Francisco quite often!

  • paulabee  on  5/16/2017 at 7:40 AM

    The corn souffle looks great for summer!

  • Maefleur  on  5/16/2017 at 12:36 PM

    I don't have any of their books, but this review makes me what to change that quick!

  • artmarcia  on  5/19/2017 at 9:49 PM

    This is the first time I have heard of the Tartine cookbooks. The Apple beehive looks great.

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