Friday, 18 January 2013

Levitated apple pie

Wel actually the apple pie wasn't levitated, but I did some levitation. I didn't quite dare hold the apple pie while levitating. It takes quite some concentration. I'm doing a weekly SP on FLickr and I might post the occasional one here. Red Coat But I also wanted to share my apple pie recipe. There were 6 kids over the floor today. Not so difficult if each of my kids brings a friend. They enjoyed the apple pie a lot. Anybody associated with the Netherlands, should eat at least the traditional Dutch one at least once and preferably with a big dollop of whipped cream. I forgot to buy the latter and the cake is still good without it. I've researched many recipes and to me it is unclear whether custard powder is traditional or not. But I quite like it with, so I always add it. Traditional Dutch Apple Pie

The recipe:

250 gr flour
125 gr butter cut in small blocks
125 gr demerara sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 medium egg whisked
1 kilo sour apples like Granny Smith
handful of currants
100 gr regular sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
3 tbsp 75 gr custard powder

baking pan needed
springform 24cm

Preheat the oven to 180C. Put all first 5 ingredients together, leave a little whisked egg, to make a soft dough. Form into a ball and refrigirate. Meanwhile (how I love that word as it is the title to a book where the main character tries to get out of the chores and discovers her can tranport himself to different scenes by writing meanwhile, but in the end he keeps getting in worse situation and in the end is qutie relieved he is back with his mom who asks him to take out the trash)... Sorry I got distracted, meanwhile peel and cut apples in small blocks. Coat the apples and currants with the remaining three ingredients. Get the ball of dough out of the fridge and roll out 1/3 to put int he base of the springform. Then roll out another 1/3 and roll out to cover the side. What I do first is to roll it out in a long snake and then roll out flat. Leave the remaining 1/3 for now. The first 2 2/3-rds should be slightly bigger than the last. Put in the apple mixture in the springform and then roll out the last 1/3. Cut into small strips and put it in a lattice shape over the top. Brush with the remaining egg and put in oven for 45min. Turn off the oven and leave another 15min. When the cake is finished whip some whipping cream and enjoy with preferably slightly warm cake. Enjoy

UPDATE 22 Jan: I've changed a few things in the recipe as I'm trying to make a good cake even better


Madhu said...


Unknown said...

Ha ha Madhu, ever tried it? xxx

rochambeau said...

Adore this photograph of you in your stellar red jacket- coat with your nice boots and smile! Is this a self portrait? If so, how?

The pie sound like a ten. Im IN for trying!

Unknown said...

Thanks Constance! It is a selfportrait. I put my camera on interval timer and it continued taking shots after I started levitating ;)

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