Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Apple pie

   Hi, this is my second challenge to Baking Partners, and topic i choosed was Apple pie.  To begin with I am a poor baker.  My first righteous cake made was, plum cake, for my first challenge for Baking partners (and before that tried making several cakes, but in vain)  I joined this group just in correct time, bcoz joining so pushed me to learn many facts, google many baking videos online, and learn baking tips.  It made me to exercise 'sincere baking efforts' which i wud not have done otherwise.  So I am feeling so thankful to Swathi Iyer, Tamy, Gayathri, Samantha and other friends of mine for putting such an nice initiative, and encouraging new bakers.. Great job guys.. go ahead...

  And yes, my apple pie, really turned out super-delecious (though i was a bit upset about its shape, as i had baked on aluminium pan, it came out like 'cake shaped' .  On the top of this my kid didnt beleive it was pie, she said 'no mummy, it is apple cake' ;) ;) and correcting me, she happily ate it )




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So, off to recipe..


Ingredients required

For the crust

  • 250 gm plain flour/maida
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 80 gm butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 100 gm powdered sugar

For the filling

  • 1/2 kg apple
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 20 gm butter
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 50 gm powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cloves





Method

Seive the flour, baking powder, salt, su in a vessel.  Mix properly and rub through butter till it resembles like bread crumbes.  Now make a well and break an egg and incorporate it nicely with a help of spoon.


After incorporation, knead into fine dough


Wrap in plastic cover and refrigerate for atleast 30-45 minutes .






Meantime, prepare filling.  Cut the apple into fine pieces and immediately toss them around in 2 tsp lime juice inorder to prevent discolouration.  Then  heat separately butter, sugar and cinnamon, clove powders in kadaai. After sugar melts completely, toss around apple-lime mixture into prepared temper.  Cook for ten minutes simmer flame.  Keep aside


Take the refrigerated pie dough out and roll bigger dough into big circle, fit them in butter-greased aluminium pan.  Fill in with apple mixture and top with smaller circled dough (prepared by using smaller dough)





Refrigerate this below pictured pie for half an hour, then brush them with beaten egg


Bake at 180 degree celsius for about forty minutes.


Cool and serve with a glass of milk or tea







Well, it was yummy ....


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