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Tartiflette with a dose of good news

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Tartiflette with a dose of good news

Tartiflette is a winter comfort food for sure. Sliced potatoes topped off with bacon and loads of cheese…I combined mine with puff pastry! Oh yes, by the way, I am 24 weeks pregnant with a baby boy…

We’re having a little garçon. My intuitive feelings have been right all along (thankfully so). Just so happy for a beautiful healthy baby and he is growing by the minute. We’ve been waiting a while to know the sex of the baby just because we’ve recently moved into our house after spending two months in an Air BnB apartment. I just say thank you every night for a house, my bed, and a garden.

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Tartiflette which is kind off like a glorified potato bake with lots and lots of cheese and bacon.

I know a gender cake is probably such a run down thing to do, but I wanted to surprise once again since we waited so long. My sister and her husband came to visit all the way from Geneva and this made it even more special to have family here to reveal the gender! I baked the gender cake using a bit of a cheat…store bought cake batter, it was not baked from scratch, but still tasted delicious!
Alongside the gender cake, I have been spending a lot of time in my new kitchen. Luckily I have made a new french friend that is introducing me to all kinds of french recipes that I didn’t even know existed. Like the Tartiflette which is kind off like a glorified potato bake with lots and lots of cheese and bacon.
This dish is originally from the french alps and is certainly worth trying with the cold winter months ahead. Here the sun doesn’t rise before eight in the morning so snuggling in with some comfort food won’t be a problem that’s for sure. I made the Tartiflette with puff pastry, because when I heard about a Tartiflette I thought “It sounds like pie”. So this is just my pie version of the French original.

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Ingredients 

  • 1 small sheet of puff pastry (optional)
  • 150g of Reblochon cheese or any cheese with a waxy cover
  • 5 strips of bacon cut into little pieces
  • 1/3 sliced red onion
  • 1/3 cup crème fresh or normal liquid cream
  • 1/2 cup sliced potatoes

Method

  1. Sauté the onion and bacon together and add a bit of salt and pepper for taste.
  2. Cook the potatoes till soft, slice into slices and set aside.
  3. Layer the puff pastry in a baking dish that you prefer, then the potatoes, bacon and onion, creme fresh and the cheese cut into slices with the waxy edges cut off.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 170 degrees Celsius.
  5. Serve hot out of the oven with fresh bread, salad and a glass of red wine. (This is a recipe for a small Tartiflette, just double the ingredients for a bigger serving)

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