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
pinch of salt
For the filling:
500 gr of reinetas apples
50 gr of sugar
1 envelope of custard
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.
There are cakes, and special cakes, and for me this is one of the lattest. Since I was little I was always hoping to get a big piece. My aunt would always prepare it for the day of the big celebrations in the village and I didn´t mind the amounts of nice food that passed before my eyes, my only goal was to get to dessert time and have a big piece, then I would be satisfied.
A couple of months ago I asked her the recipe and finally, last week while I was visiting my homeland, I could make this recipe. Just a bite brings me back directly to my childhood hhhmmm.
Here I show you my aunt´s recipe. It´s easy and no oven needed. Just a piece is enough like a snack. Is soft and spongy since the cookies absorb all the cream after leaving it in the fridge for a couple of hours or during the whole night. Are you in?
half a kilo of sugar
250 gr of soft butter (at room temperature)
1 box of round biscuits
First we prepare the filling: separate the egg whites from the yolks. Beat the egg whites until they form peaks. Mix the butter and the sugar until they get creamy, add the egg yolks one at a time and keep stirring. Slowly add the egg whites and mix carefully until a soft cream.
Now place the biscuits on a platter or in a mold, one layer after another soaking them in the cream. If you use too many biscuits you will get a dry cake, so be generous when you add the filling.
Now put the cake in the fridge and let it rest for a couple of hours or during the whole night; also you can put a weight on top of the mold so the biscuits absorb the filling better.
Next day it´s time to decorate, I made meringue and used some strawberries to put on top.
This is a delight…enjoy!
I was looking for a nice recipe, a simple cake for a birthday celebration (and that I didn´t have to turn the oven on :))
I´ve always liked the cheescakes and finally I found one nice recipe that I thought it was easy, fresh and….delicious!!
This recipe belongs to the blog ‘pasen y degusten’: Maria Jose´s blog, where you can find delicious ideas like this one and where you can almost feel the nice smell of the cakes and much more.
Here I show my version:
For the base:
200 gr biscuits (Digestive or ‘Maria’)
80 gr butter
600 gr Philadelphia cheese
300 gr cream
175 gr sugar
First we cruch the biscuits with the food processor and then add the butter until is well combined. Spread and press the biscuit mixture firmly over the base and side of the mold. This can be done using a spoon.
Place the biscuit mixture in the oven during 10 minutes at 180 ºC, then let it cool down, but you can also cover it with plastic and place it in the fridge during 30 minutes.
Mix the cheese, the cream and sugar with a mixer until is well mixed (3 minutes more or less).
We can now spread the filling on top of the biscuit mixture and let it cool down in the fridge (you can leave it in the fridge the whole night and decorate next day)
I just used the seasonal fruits (red fruits) to decorate it and bit of jam, but you can use your imagination here…it´s already delicious without decoration.
Well… I can tell you that you will need more than one bite or two 😉
You can find the link to the original recipe here
Have a good day and enjoy the rest of the week!
Although we are already in June, the summer wants to make us wait for a while before settling down for good. That´s why I thought that this pie, originally from England, would be the perfect company for a rainy day.
Here I tell you my particular version for the Crumble Pie:
Brown sugar (I didn´t use so much, so you can add what you like)
60 gr butter
200 gr flour
Honey (2 tbsp)
1º) Start peeling the apples and cutting them in small cubes. Then, mix the apple cubes with 2 tbsp of brown sugar, 1 tbsp honey, cinnamon and 1 tbsp of oatmeal.
2º) In a separate bowl mix the flour, 2 or 3 tbsp brown sugar, cinnamon and butter. We mix all the ingredients, and here is the funny part, we mix it with our hands so we´ll get a crumbly texture. We can let this mix cool down in the fridge for 10 minutes.
3º) After taking our crumble mix out of the fridge, we spread it on top of the apple cubes generously and add some cinnamon. Bake at 170º C during 30-40 minutes, depending on the oven until the crumble is a bit browned.
That´s it!! we have our yummy crumble pie. It can be served warm or cold and it tastes great with vanilla ice cream.
I really like the combination of apple with cinnamon, smells great and the taste is even better!! You can also bake strawberry or red fruit crumble.
And what about your favourite version of apple crumble? How do you make it at home?