Definitely, adding too many ingredients or condiments makes one incapable to actually appreciate the taste of the individual ingredients, making their inclusion a waste.
That tarte seems like an instant success. Did you use the super high temperatures as the articles claim are used in the original recipe?
The aloo pyaz I make, following the recipe my grandmother taught me, uses tomato paste, curry powder (in Brazil, it’s easy to find a pre-made mix in supermarkets, usually made of turmeric, cardamom, coriander, cumin, nutmeg, clove, pepper and cinnamon) and added pepper (because most of these pre-made curry powders aren’t very strong).
Speaking of food, did you play the Pappa’s line of games (pizzeria, burgueria and such)? I always found the depictions of food items in those games very convincing, and it was entertaining to assemble and cook the dishes (before the game gets grindy, that is).
A hight temperature oven would be great but ours is just a regular cheap one that can barely get 250c° going after a very long time of heating.
Got a trick however. Got a pizza stone block that compensates the lack of high heat a bit while giving the food a cross taste without ever anything sticking to it.
The Flammkuchen turned out as it should so that worked.
Pappa’s line of games . .. . A yes, a few. The side scowler was my favorite. Papa Louie 2: When Burgers Attack!
You turned 18 . . . adulthood eee. Well it is a big step into freedom for some and lots of responsibility for others.
Nice that you are having lots of fun in the UK.
Land is big so my I ask for a more precise location?
Also congrats on that win. Was it in a UK arcade?
Man I loved to hang out in arcades in the day.
There are basically none around here anymore.