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Apple pie

My mother recently found this recipe that a friend had written for me a few years ago. So nice to see her recipe again! at the time I thought it would be a good Christmas recipe, here goes just as she taught  me:


For the dough:

250 gr of flour

150 gr of butter

125 gr of sugar

1 beaten egg

lemon zest

pinch of salt

For the filling:

500 gr of reinetas apples

50 gr of sugar

1 envelope of custard

ground cinnamon



In a bowl put the flour, the butter, sugar, salt, grated lemon and half of the egg together. With two knives cut the butter into small pieces, then knead with your fingers until you get a good dough.

Grease the mold (20 cm) and line it with 2/3 of the dough, put it in the fridge for 30 minutes, like the rest of the dough.

Peel and cut the apples into thin slices, sprinkle with the sugar, cinnamon, the envelope of custard and mix everything well, also add the raisins.

Pour the filling into the mold and distribute well until it covers the entire surface, with the rest of the dough make the decoration. You can make strips in the form of grid, like the classic apple pie, in this case, to give a more festive touch I have chosen to shape the dough with cookie cutters and place it beautifully on top.

To finish, paint with the leftover egg. Take to the oven at 180ºC for about 45 minutes. Served with vanilla ice cream takes it to another level.

Bon Appetite!

Happy Holidays!

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Carrot Cake!!

Hi everyone!
Many times I wanted to bake the carrot cake, so popular in UK and the States, and I thought that this time of the year fits really well to give it a try 🙂

Never did it before, but I think the results are pretty good and delicious. I warn you! take a small piece first because it fills you up quickly 🙂

The combination of all the ingrediets with the carrot, leaves behind an amazing flavour to enjoy!

The ingredients to make the cake are:

360 g all purpose flour
1 packet of yeast
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 grated carrots
250 ml sunflower oil
200 g sugar (I used white sugar, but you can also use brown sugar)
4 eggs
100 g of nuts
1 pinch os salt
1 pinch of baking soda

The ingredients for covering and filling are:

1 tub of cream cheese
125 g butter (room temperature)
150 g icing sugar
200 ml whipping cream
Orange zest

The cake:

1º) Sift the flour together with yeast the baking soda and pinch of salt.

2º) Beat the eggs with the sugar, then add the oil and stir well.

3º) Add the grated carrots and the walnuts, mix until the ingredients are well integrated.

4º) In the next step we add the flour and yeast, stir slowly.
5º) Finally pour into the mold and take it to the oven at 180 ºC for about 40 minutes (the time depends on the oven)

Cream cheese frosting:

1º) First mix well the butter with the sugar, we will obtain a nice and smooth cream.

2º) Add the whipping cream, the cheese and the orange zest. Beat well and you will get a consistent cream.

3º) Finally we cover and fill the cake; you can decorate how you like most, in this case, I used chocolate sprinkles that I put on the side of the cake..

And…here we have our delicious carrot cake; It is not difficult to make, so we can bake it to enjoy it in any occasion.

I hope you liked it, I´m sure you have many ways of baking this cake, you can share your pictures on my facebook page:

Have a happy Halloween!

I would also like to share with you some pictures of the landscape of this time of the year that I´ve been enjoying during my staying in Asturias (the north of Spain), I never get tired of looking at them, Incredible!


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I will keep on trying to solve it, but for now, I apologize and thanks for your understanding. 
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