Week 14, Bake 14.
This weeks bake is thanks to my mum, as she wanted an apple pie but it is also a celebration pie (I passed my driving test!). Anyway so as I said this is a bake for my mum, I have baked a couple of times for my dad (and those are the bakes I have had trouble with) so instead of taking on another one of his 'challenges' I decided not to bake for him but for my mumsie. And she wanted apple pie so here is my recipe for apple pie.
- 225g of sifted plain flour
- pinch of salt
- 140g of butter (cold)
- cold water
- 4 cooking apples
- a knob of butter to cook the apples in
- sugar to taste
- Pre-heat the oven to 200c.
- Make the pastry, by adding the flour and salt together. Then rub in the butter to get it to a consistency of breadcrumbs.
- Now, pour a couple of tablespoons of cold water into the pastry and using a knife bring the mixture together.
- Once it is in a ball, place clingfilm over it and leave it in the fridge whilst you make the apple filling.
- Peel, core and slice the apples. To stop them from going brown lightly cover them in lemon juice.
- Now in a saucepan melt the butter and tip the apples in. At this point you want to lightly cook them, so not to make them mushy but so that they keep their shape but are soft.
- Cut the ball of pastry in two and now roll one of the two out and place it into your pastry dish.
- At this point add the apples and then roll out the other half.
- Wet the edges of the pie to seal it and place the top.
- Then crimp the edges.
- Decorate it anyway you like, I did a pi symbol for fun.
- Cook for 25 minutes.