My mom bakes an apple pie almost every weekend. She's done this since I was little. I have left my parental house years ago, but she still sends me pictures of her bakes (which, I am sure, smell delicious), consequently making me crave apple pie.
So this week, I made an apple pie. Strangely enough, I never baked one before! Maybe it's because I am so spoiled with my mom's pies. But my own attempt turned out pretty good! The occasion: my boyfriend's birthday! Our families already tested it for you guys and I received good reviews. Phew! If I may say: this pie tastes fresh and warm at the same time. Definitely going to bake this one more often (probably not every weekend as my mom does, but you never know).
Having said that, I rarely bake pies. Very strange, considering my blog is named after pies. And I do love them. I am just very busy with work right now, but I promise: there will be more pie recipes in this blog!
Lately, people have asked me what I want to achieve with my blog. I've tried to explain this in the about me section, however to be honest, this online space of mine is a work in progress. And I don't mind. It takes time to create a blog.
But I've thought about it. I am not a star baker or very good at photography. I, of course, like to write, since it's also my job, so I'll probably focus on that aspect first and foremost. I just want to develop myself in the kitchen and share, originall, healthy and not too dificult recipes with you. Hopefully this makes sense.
Dutch apple pie with spelt dough
Inspired by the recipe of Little Upside Down Cake
300 grams spelt flour
2 tbsp palm or cane sugar
1 tsp sea salt
175 gram butter, chilled and diced
3-4 tbsp ice water
120 grams palm or cane sugar
3 tbsp spelt flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardemom
1/2 tsp nutmeg, ground
1/2 tsp ginger, ground
A pinch of salt
1 kg apples, peelt and cut into slices
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Mix the flour, sugar, butter and salt until you have a crumbly texture. This is achieved most easily by crushing the butter between your fingers. Slowly add the water until you have a dough. Wrap with plastic foil and leave to rest for 30 minutes in the fridge.
Meanwhile make the filling. Peel the apples, remove the cores and cut into slices. Mix the apples with the apple cider vinegar. In a separate bowl add the flour, sugar, salt and spices. Stir well. Slowly add this mixture to the apples. Stir again to make sure the apples are wellcoated.
Flour a surface and transfer the dough. Roll with a rolling pin. The dough has to be about 3 mm (0,11 inch) thick. Lin a pan with the dough and add the apples. Trim the edges.
Use the excess dough for extra decoration. Roll with a pin ad cut circles. Press them onto the edges of the pie. And make Brush with egg and sprinkle some sugar. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove and slice when cool.