After two days of my daughter’s sports competitions, after car trips all over Tuscany … I’ve got my decision: I need a really good apple pie! I think it’s one of my favorite cakes: it cuddles you when you feel down, if you taste it warm, with the cold contrast of vanilla ice cream, it overcomes you; furthermore, during a gray afternoon, if you dull spoon in its creamy texture, you’ll feel cinnamon notes, entering through the nose and end up straight in your heart.
Here is my cake, all for you!
There are so many ways to cook an apple pie (or tart). The recipe below is, however, one of the most delicious and easy at the same time. It comes directly from Paris, where I lived for a while many years ago. On the street, out from my “studio” in Rue des Gobelins, there was a bakery that made this cake every day. Tell you the truth he made small (mignons) apple pastries. Can’t forget the smell!
Well, since I bought a lot of pastries every day, the baker passed down to me the recipe.
Even today is one of my favorite cakes.
What makes it so amazing is the quantity of apple slices: more of them you add to the tart, more delicious it will taste.
Easy but Delicious Apple Pie
4 Golden Apples
2 egg yolks
60 grams of butter
150 grams of brown sugar muscovado
200 grams of flour
1/2 tablespoon baking
120 ml of milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Melt the butter; whip the egg yolks with 100g of sugar until they become fluffy and light. Combine half of the melted butter to the mounted yolks and incorporate the flour, milk and eventually the yeast.
Continue to stir for 3 minutes with an electric mixer.
Peel the apples and cut into slices about 1/2 cm.
Line a baking tray with baking paper and pour the mixture. Put in the dough, vertically, the apple slices, overlapping them slightly. It’s better if you start from the outside to the center.
Mix in a cup the sugar with the remaining butter and pour them over the cake, the edges, and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Bake at 180 °C for about 30 minutes.
Smell, Taste…and Love!
You can make it with stark red delicious apples as well…have a look down here!