August 06, 2012

Homy apple cake

Here's a typical and classic, easy and delicious apple cake, which anyone can make. Each woman used to have a very own recipe. I'm sure you can find many variations of the recipe below. I'm sure, many of them are really easy and tasty. Enjoy mine!  

Homy apple cake
Makes 8 servings
2 & 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine room temperature
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs + 1 small egg
6 tablespoons sugar + 2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons sour cream
3 medium size apples, peeled and chopped
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoons bread crumbs
1 tablespoon heavy cream, half and half or milk.

In a big bowl add flour. Preheat oven to 350F. Combine the flour and salt in a mixing bowl and toss together. Drop in the butter. With your fingertips, 2 knives, or a pastry blender, blend the ingredients together, working quickly, until you have a mixture of tiny, irregular flakes and bits about the size of coarse bread crumbs. Add baking powder, 2 eggs, 6 tablespoons sugar, sour cream and make a dough.

To make filling, in a large bowl, toss together the apples, granulated sugar, bread crumbs, and lemon juice until well mixed.

On a lightly floured work surface, roll out half of the dough into a 9-inch round. Fold the dough in half and then into quarters and transfer it to a 9-inch deep-dish pie dish. Unfold and gently press the dough into the bottom and sides of the dish. Transfer the apple filling to the cake shell.

On a work surface, roll out the remaining dough into a 9-inch round about 1/8 inch thick. Cover apple mixture evenly with second round of the dough. Seal the edges. Prepare egg wash.

Mix 1 small egg with 1 tablespoon heavy cream, half and half, or milk. Paint the top of your dough with an egg wash (this will make a nice finish).

Bake at 350ºF (180ºC) for 45-50 minutes. Allow cake to cool 45 minutes to 1 hour at room temperature before serving. Enjoy!

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