Charlotte is cooked with a variety of fillings (cherry, cottage cheese, bananas, persimmon), but apple pie is the most popular. To a large extent, apple charlotte is popular because of the availability and low cost of the main component of baking. Of course, many housewives, in addition to the usual budget fruit cake, invent both more expensive and original ones, as well as difficult to prepare charlottes.
Products for apple baking in the oven
For the preparation of most apple sharlotok use flour, eggs, soda, sugar and, of course, apples. Although there are options for apple casseroles, which do not use soda, eggs and even flour. If many ingredients do not have special requirements (except for those that eggs must be fresh and flour - sifted), then apples should choose certain varieties.
For the preparation of charlottes are ideal strong apples that are sour. Just do not choose immature fruit. Just buy sour apples, for example Antonovka.
Utensils for cooking apple charlotte in the oven
You do not need to use any special dishes while cooking apple pie. To mix the ingredients for the dough, any convenient container (glass, porcelain or stainless steel) will do. You may also need a frying pan for caramel, roasted, which sometimes decorate pastries.
If the prescription is necessary to whip proteins, it is better to do this not with a whisk, but with a mixer. However, a number of housewives manually beat the ingredients no worse than using technology. Without which it is difficult to do, so it is without a good mold, from which the dough will not run out. And, of course, the charlotte with apples in the oven cannot be cooked without the oven itself.
Attention: Charlotte should be placed only in a preheated oven. When the charlotte is cooked, do not open the oven, otherwise the cake may settle.
Charlotte with apples in the oven is simple (economy version)
Let's make the simplest apple pie with no alcohol, soda, and baking powder. This recipe charlotte conquers its plainness. At the same time pastries turn out unusually gentle and fragrant. For girls who are new to creating lush pies, an economy version of charlotte is perfect for a culinary debut. This simple apple cake will be appreciated by experienced hostesses, who were unexpectedly stepped on the threshold. The charlotte, which is not weighted with an abundance of fine ingredients, can be perfectly preserved for several days. True, it is unlikely that you can stretch pleasure for so long. Such excellent pastries can be taken on the road.
For a budget charlotte need: 2 tbsp. wheat flour (for dough and a little for powder) and as much sugar, margarine or ghee (half a cup) and a few apples. Also do not do without chicken eggs. They will need as many as 7 pieces.
Method of preparation
Take a bowl, break into it all the eggs, combine them with sugar and whisk well. Add the margarine to the eggs and beat the mixture again to make it homogeneous. Next, start slowly pouring flour into the bowl, actively mixing the pasty mass.
After making the dough, grab the apples. They need to be cleaned, rid of seeds and cut into plates. And in order for the apples to be evenly distributed in the mold and not to lie on the bottom, they should be lightly sprinkled with the remnants of flour. If not calculated a little, just shake off the excess flour.
A portion of the dough is poured into a mold richly lubricated with margarine. On top of it superimposed apples, which are filled with the remaining dough. The form should be placed in a well-heated oven. Budget charlotte is baked on the strength of 40 minutes, at a temperature of 180ºC.
Delicious apple pie in the oven on kefir
Charlotte on kefir - another simple version of deliciously delicious apple pie. The dough goes airy, the charlotte turns fragrant with an appetizing crust. Many housewives doubt that charlotte should be cooked on kefir. But they do it completely in vain. Try to master this recipe and you, making sure how amazing pastries can be made from simple products.
To prepare eight servings of apple charlotte on kefir, you will need: a glass of sugar and kefir, butter (120 g), a teaspoon of soda, an egg, 8 medium apples. Also do not forget about wheat flour. It will need so much to make the dough creamy. Roughly speaking - no more than two glasses. Method of preparation
Soften the butter and rub it with sugar. After pouring kefir into the mixture, we quench the soda. Add the egg and mix the mass thoroughly. Pour the flour, constantly stirring the dough. It should look like sour cream of medium thickness. Pour half the dough into the form (it is not necessary to lubricate it with something). Spread the dough on top of the apples and pour the remaining mass. We put in the oven and bake at a temperature of 180ºC until an appetizing crust occurs (about 45 minutes).
Charlotte with apples in a shortbread dough with meringue
Such a charlotte is a worthy alternative to delicious purchased cakes. It is not only tasty, but also looks spectacular. All guests will admire your culinary abilities. The only "but" - this recipe for apples with apples may seem a little complicated to a beginner. Although, it seems so only at first glance. However, it is necessary to cook a charlotte with meringue longer, than the above presented apple pies. But she is worth it. The total cooking time is 2 hours.
To prepare six servings of charlotte with meringue, you will need:
- for dough: 250 g of wheat flour, 2 yolks, as well as butter (200 g), granulated sugar (100 g) and a pinch of salt;
- for the filling: an apple, about 5 tbsp. l apple jam and 2 tbsp. spoons of walnuts;
- for meringue: powdered sugar (120 g), two egg whites, a pinch of citric acid.
Method of preparation
Mix sifted flour with sugar and oil at room temperature. Mash all the ingredients with your hands, adding yolks to them. Knead the dough, put it in a bag and put it in the fridge for an hour.
Now you can think about the stuffing. First of all, make sure you have a good apple jam. After that, when the dough will remain in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes, take up the preparation of apples and walnuts. Chop the latter well, and cut the apples into thin slices.
Take the dough, roll it out and put it in the form, walking on its walls. Form aesthetically attractive bucket of dough with a fork. To do this, press the sides along the circle with the teeth of a fork so that grooves like those that are in the basket cake are obtained. Top on the dough laid out jam. It needs to be smeared with a uniform layer. Apples are put on jam and sprinkled with walnuts. The dough is baked for 30 minutes at a temperature of 180ºC. Our beautiful bumpers should lightly browned.
While the dough is baking, prepare the meringue - beat the whites with powdered sugar and citric acid, like meringue. Foam should get lush and dense. We put the meringue on top of the charlotte, without smearing the sides, and again put the festive apple pie in the oven. Bake another 20 minutes to slightly meringue “sunbathed”.
Chocolate charlotte with apples in the oven
Let's cook something unusual, such as a chocolate charlotte. It is prepared shortly (about an hour). Therefore, such an apple pie can also be made by the arrival of guests who wished to meet unexpectedly. This pastry will delight all lovers of chocolate cakes with fresh fruit.
Chocolate charlotte with apples requires: cocoa powder (2 tbsp. L.), A pack of butter (200 g), sugar (150 g), 5 eggs. You will also need 2 cups of flour, a kilogram of apples, a teaspoonful of cinnamon and soda, some sugar powder for powder.
Method of preparation
Beat eggs together with butter, sugar until a full mass. Next, add flour and knead the dough, the density of which should be higher than the pancakes. Pour cinnamon and cocoa into our kneaded dough. After the mass has a nice brown color, add sliced apples to the dough. This chocolate charlotte with apples is baked in the oven at a temperature of 180ºC for no more than 50 minutes. When the cake has cooled, sprinkle it with powdered sugar on top.
German charlotte with apples in the oven
On the economy of German wives compose jokes. They are making the same apple pie with stale bread. There is nothing wrong with that, because even in England they make excellent pudding from bread and apples soaked in eggs or butter. The Germans make their own charlotte from custard, white bread, liquor and fruit. Today we will learn to bake a simpler German charlotte without creams and liqueurs, but with apples and bread. Ingredients
To prepare four servings of charlotte with baguette, you will need: 5 apples, 300 ml of milk, eggs (3 pcs.), Half tbsp of cinnamon and 6 large spoons with a hill of sugar. Do not forget to buy fresh butter. For charlotte you need no more than 50 g of oil. Well, what is the German charlotte without bread? For making apple pie buy one stale baguette. Also stock up on raisins. It only needs 100 g.
Method of preparation
It will take you an hour and a half to make German apple pie. If you noticed, there is no flour in the list of ingredients necessary for the preparation of German charlotte. But there is a stale baguette. If you do not find this, then simply dry the fresh, pre-cut it into small slices the size of rose petals, but, of course, thicker. Do not want to wait until the bread dries naturally? Then dry it in the microwave.
Separate the white from the yolks. Squirrels whip until dense foam. Mix the yolks with cinnamon, milk and sugar and whisk too. While whipping a little bit of protein in the yolks. Put one-third of the protein-yolk mass into a round, oiled shape. In the "dough" insert slices of apples and bread, alternating them. Sprinkle the raisins over the charlotte and pour over the remains of the egg mass.
Charlotte should infuse outside the oven for about 10 minutes. After that, put the mold in the oven and bake charlotte at a temperature of 155-180ºC no more than 45 minutes. Now you need to put on the baking small slices of butter and put the cake in the oven again. Let it redden for 15 minutes. All is ready! This German charlotte is very delicate.
Charlotte of apples in the oven with roasted peanuts
Despite the difficult name, the peanut roasted cake is cooked in just some 40 minutes. Besides the fact that such apple charlotte turns out to be extremely tasty, it is also quite original. Not all experienced housewives know this recipe.
To make six servings of roasted charlotte you will need the following ingredients:
- for dough: one large or two medium-sized apples, 1 glass of flour and sugar, 1 tbsp. spoon of baking powder, 10 g of vanilla and eggs (3 pcs.); - for roasting: one and a half cups of crushed peanuts, a teaspoon of cocoa powder, 80 g of sugar and butter (about 50 g).
Method of preparation
To start, let's grill. Fry the peanuts in a skillet without using any oil. Butter just need to melt in the microwave, after which it is added cocoa and sugar. The components should be stirred until the sugar completely dissolves. Only now you need to add peanuts to the cocoa butter mixture and mix everything well.
If you have to tinker with the roast, then preparing the dough for this charlotte is easy. You need to mix all the ingredients necessary for making the dough. The dough should be homogeneous.
We cut the apples into slices on the bottom of the mold in such a way that when cutting the charlottes they remain unaffected. For this you need to make small indents, according to which the incision will be made. Apples are poured with dough, after its leveling roasted on top is laid out. Charlotte is baked at 180ºC for about 35 minutes. Her readiness can be checked with a toothpick. Charlotte is removed from the mold after cooling.
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