apple piePosted: June 27, 2011
Things I like right now:
- The Good Wife
- dolce far la niente, aka the pleasure of doing nothing
- being in the kitchen
- the smell of freshly baked apple pies
- my inability to sleep before the sun rises
- the ugly lighting in our kitchen, which basically makes taking pictures impossible
- the fact that I can’t travel… until a month from now
Things I hate right now:
Whatever. I’ll just bake. Or cook. Or the two of them combined, whatever.
Apple pieloosely adapted from Nigella Lawson’s recipeCrust:2 cups flour145 gr unsalted butter, cubedfew tbsp of sugarcold waterpinch of saltFilling:3 large apples, sliced thinly115 gr unsalted butter3 tbsp flour3/4 cup brown sugar1/4 cup waterpinch of saltcinnamonFirst make the crust. Put flour, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl. Add cubed butter, mix until it forms a sand-like mixture. Slowly add water and continue kneading until it becomes.. a dough. Roll into a ball, cover with cling wrap and freeze for 30 minutes.Put the sliced apples in a bowl. In a pan, melt butter and add sugar, flour cinnamon, and water. Cook until the mixture thickens, and pour into the bowl of apples. Mix thoroughly.Assemble everything, make pretty lattices if possible, and bake at 220’C for 15 mins, then at 180’C for 35 mins.