Apple Pie - general principles and methods of cooking
The word "pie" comes from the old Russian "feast". “Feast” sounds the same in all languages, and the “pie” derived from it is symbolic for a Russian person. According to old traditions, after the wedding, the young wife had to bake a cake and treat guests to them, and his taste would tell about the housewife's housewife. Pie fillings are many and varied, but apples play a special role. The whole world recognizes the cult of apple pie. The most common fruits on the planet, they are not stuffing in the pie, but a full-fledged component.
Apples are a duet, equality with biscuit, they are democratic and imposing, apple pie has an incredible luxury in all national cuisines of the world. English-speaking countries call it an apple pie, Austrians prepare their famous strudel from puff or fuzz dough, and French biscuit tart Tatin has a funny story - it turned out to be “inverted” by mistake.
And apple pie Vermonian, Norman, Alsatian, closed, with oatmeal, coconut flakes - options, as you can see, the sea. You can even pamper your loved ones with apple pies every day, and never repeat. Baked apples acquire a special tenderness. They are combined with many products: marmalade, raisins, nuts, dried fruits, cottage cheese, chocolate, pastry cream, and icing. Used nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves. Fresh note can be given a lemon or orange zest. The easiest recipe is a charlotte, about 50 minutes, the minimum set of ingredients - and there is an appetizing dish on the table. Strudel takes much longer, it has a nutty flavor and is served, usually with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Russian yeast pies are baked thoroughly, with fermentation of rich yeast dough according to all the rules.
Apple Pie - Food Preparation
The more apples you put in the cake, the more tasty it will be. Different varieties can differ dramatically from each other. Scented apples from the home garden are the best; they cannot be compared with store-processed chemicals. For pies, sweet-sour Antonovka or Semerenko is best suited. Thick coarse skin can be pre-cleaned, so that when heated, they soften, turning into a fragrant tender puree. Remember that different varieties have a different shelf life. Winter varieties gain flavor only after a few weeks lie in the store. Apple Pie - the best recipes
Recipe 1: Apple Cheesecake
This is a great recipe for cottage cheese pie with apples, and a characteristic meringue on sand dough. A fragrant apple cake will become a real symbol of the hearth.
Ingredients: butter or margarine (200 g), 1 kg apples (1 kg), cottage cheese (500 g), baking powder (1 tsp), eggs (4 pcs), flour (2 cups), sugar (1 cup ), sour cream (100 gr).
Pound three egg yolks and half a glass of sugar. Add soft butter, mix in, gradually add flour and baking powder. Add sour cream and mix thoroughly again. The dough is sent to the refrigerator for half an hour. Stuffing: mash cottage cheese and add a couple of tablespoons of sugar, one yolk. Cut coreless apples into slices.
Roll out the dough and spread on a baking sheet, leaving the sides. First, lay out the cottage cheese piece, then the apples. Bake for about half an hour, at a temperature of 200 degrees. Separately, beat 4 egg whites and the remaining sugar into a thick white foam. After 10 minutes, take the pie out, pour in the foam and put the oven back on.
Recipe 2: Charlotte with apples
This type of English pudding is usually served warm. Few people know that the Russian charlotte was invented not in Russia, but in England, at the beginning of the 19th century. There is a version that Marie Antoine Karem, a French cook who served Alexander, baked this cake in honor of the prince's wife, who was called Charlotte. In Stalinist times, it was renamed the Apple Grandmother in protest against the "cult of worship in the West". Initially, this cake was “emergency” in terms of calories: no diets and calculations, butter with cream, a layer of apples. Abundant presence of sugar, walnut, cinnamon and vanilla. The recipe processed by the Russian thought has changed a little and today the classic set for apple apple charlotte consists of flour, eggs, sugar and apples.
Ingredients: eggs (3 pieces), sugar, flour (one glass each), apples (4-7 pieces), butter (butter, 1 tbsp).
Beat eggs with sugar, add flour. Apples cut into slices or cubes, together with the peel. Shape for baking whether the pan grease with butter, and lay out a layer of thin apple plates. Fill the dough. We bake at 180 gr. until a golden crust forms on the surface. The degree of readiness is checked by a splinter, if it is not dry, leave on a small fire for a few more minutes. In the first half hour you should not open the oven door. English charlotte is somewhat different from the Russian, cooking it is even easier. Soak slices of buns in a mixture of butter and sugar or in an egg mixture and put it on the bottom of the form. Next, do so - a layer of wiped or baked apples, a layer of bread, etc. The top layer is bread. Serve with whipped cream, ice cream or sweet sauce.
Recipe 3: Apple Pie
Dough: flour (300 gr.), Butter (150 gr., Cream), egg, cold water (1 cup),
Filling: butter (100 g), white sugar (100 g), brown sugar (100 g), flour (3 tablespoons), water (50 ml), green apples (5-7), cinnamon to taste .
Mix all the products and knead the dough. Put in the refrigerator in the cling film for an hour.
Cream. Melt the butter, add the flour and water, sugar and boil the mixture. Apples are peeled and cut into slices, mix with the filling. Divide the dough into 2 parts, roll out the layers. One lay out on the bottom with sides, the other cut into strips. We place the filling in the form, then close the test strips crosswise. You can roll the flagella, lay out the twigs with a flower. Bake at 200 degrees for about 40-45 minutes.
Recipe 4: Apple-Banana Tarte Tatin
What could be more beautiful than a family tea party with homemade cakes? English tart Tatin is the best for such meetings. Add bananas to the dough - we get shortbread dough with a distinctive taste, especially since it contains not simple apples, but real apple caramel.
Dough: vegetable oil (1 cup), flour (1 cup), bananas (2 pieces, preferably ripe),
1 cup of vegetable oil (can be a mixture of olive and sunflower), baking powder or hydrated soda, a pinch of salt.
Filling: hard apples (1 kg), sugar 200 grams, vegetable oil (5-6 tablespoons), cinnamon, vanilla.
Peel apples, cut into quarters. In a thick pot pour sugar, 2-3 tablespoons of water. Over high heat dissolve the sugar, pour in the oil, add cinnamon, vanillin, to obtain a golden caramel. Put apples into caramel and place in the oven at 160 gr. keep around 15-20 minutes.
Dough. Mix the sugar and butter, add grated bananas. Mix the flour with baking powder, salt and add to the banana mass. We will form a flat cake in the form of a flattened ball. Foma with apples should be dug into layers, put in the oven. After 1-20 minutes, flip the cake over the dish and serve.
Apple Pie - tips from experienced chefs
- Charlotte with apples will have a different taste if the apples are rubbed on a fine grater and added to the dough. Top smear with melted chocolate or black icing - it turns out very soft and tender cake, almost a cake.
In order to get into the Guinness Book of Records, a giant apple pie was baked in the Greek village of Ayia (near the town of Larissa) during the autumn apple festival. The length of the cake in Aya is as much as 20 meters, width is 65 centimeters. It took five hours to make it. The weight of the cake was a record - 333 kilograms.