Friday, December 2, 2011

This one is for Anne

Anne, this is a very simple to do recipe, but please, don't tell anyone, I've been bragging about how good one must be around kitchen to be able to pull this off. And always ask for large compensation from anyone trying this amazing cookie :)

To make the dough add in a large boll:
- 1 cup oil (apx 150 ml)
- 1 cup of sugar
- half of cup sparkling water (mineral water)
- 1 teaspoon vinegar extinguished with 1 teaspoon baking powder
- apx 400 grams of plain flower to start with. The dough may require some more flower.

Dust flower on your hands and knead for about 10 minutes, adding flower as necessary. Make a ball of dough and split in two.

On the working table put some baking paper, sprinkle some flower and begin to stretch first ball of dough to the size of the tray. Transfer it into the greased and flowered tray. Make the second sheet that you'll use after placing the apple filling.

For the filling use 1 kg of green apple, or any kind. But I find green ones to have a more gentile sweetness... Grate the apples but leave the skin on. Mix with 200 grams of sugar in a saucepan and place on moderate heat to leave all the juice. Add now a tablespoon of cinnamon, mix and leave for 15 minutes or so to evaporate all juice. Mix well from time to time not to stick. (I have a little secret here: add a pinch of nutmeg. It goes rather well with cinnamon and green apples).

Place the apple filling and cover with the second sheet. Because the dough is crumbling you'll understand why it is necessary to make the sheet on the baking paper...

Put the tray in the oven on 180 degree (Celsius. For you Anne is 350 Fahrenheit) for 30 minutes. Check to have a nice golden look before leave it to cold.

Sprinkle a white coat of powered sugar and cut into peaces after 15 minutes. Serve to Richard and tell'im I want to share a pint.

See u.