Monday, 25 January 2016

Apple Pie

Apple pie. These words are enough to bring a smile to my face. This is my grandma's recipe and once you try it, there is no going back. The buttery, crumbly crust along with soft cinnamon-y apples is simply to die for!


Ingredients:

For the crust:
  1. 200 g flour
  2. 25 g sugar
  3. 100 g butter
  4. 1/4 tsp baking powder

For the filling:
  1. 500 g apples (cored and diced)
  2. 75 g sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp cinnamon


Method:
  1. Sieve the flour, baking powder and sugar. 
  2. Rub the butter into the flour mixture until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  3. Add 1-2 tablespoons of cold water and bring together. Do not over knead.
  4. Cover in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Put the diced apples into a saucepan and cover with the sugar. Cook till the apples are soft. 
  6. Cool and add in the cinnamon. 
  7. Roll out the dough into two 1/8" circles. Make one bigger than the other. 
  8. Place the bigger one in the pie dish. 
  9. Coat the bottom with some egg white and add in the apple filling. 
  10. Take the smaller circle and cut out strips. Use these to create a lattice pattern on top of the pie. 
  11. Bake at 180 degrees in a pre-heated oven for 45-50 minutes.