21 April 2017

Apple pie from scratch (pastel de manzanas)









Nothing tastes better than a pie bakes from scratch using fresh ingredients and when you make it you know what are you're eating.
I love the aroma, the combination of apples, cinnamon,sugar are the best.
You'll love the smell that comes waiting from the kitchen when the apple pie is in the oven,

Many people love the combo of lard and butter in the crust but really I think the butter is the best I think tastes better.


Source : Recipe girl




Ingredients
pastry crust


2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoon cold unsalted butter cut into pieces
6 to 7 tablespoon ice cold water



For the pie filling

8 cups peeled apples, sliced thin (7 to 8 medium apples)
1 cup granulated white sugar
2 tablespoon packed brown sugar
3 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoon unsalted butter (in small pieces)
1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon milk (for brushing on the pie before baking)


Method

for the crust

Combine flout and salt in the bowl of a food processor  . Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add the cold water and pulse just until the dough starts to hold together. You should have some pea size pieces of butter visible. Don't over the process. If you don't have a food processor use a pastry blender to mix by hand.
(I prefer to make the crust by hand)
Gather the dough together and divide in half. . Form each half into a flat disc wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

For apple filling

Add the  peeled, cored and slices apples to a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice. In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar,flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the sugar mixture to the sliced apples, toss to coat the fruit. Set aside.


Preheat oven to 180 °c (375 F)

Remove the pastry from the refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature about 15 minutes. Roll out one disc of dough on a ligthly floured work surface and made a circle . Gently fit the pastry dough into a deep dish pie plate takeing care not strech the dough.

Fill the pastry  with the apple mixture dot with the remaining
2 tablespoon of butter.
 Roll out the remaining disc of dough and fit over the apples.. To seal the edges use a wet finger to moisten the edge  of pie crust (around the rim) .
Fold the trimmed top crust edge over and under the edge of the bottom crust.

Cut two or three small slits in the top crust to vent.
 Lightly brush the top of the pie with the egg/milk mixture. Sprinkle the top with sugar if desired.



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Note: Many asked by the bird on my pie !
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En español
Tarta de manzanas








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15 April 2017

Delicious asparagus Tart (tarta o quiche de esparragos)










I think we are lucky even in this time (late summer early fall) to find fresh asparagus, in any case can also be done with a can of asparagus.
We really love this asparagus cake I made a while ago, the dough is absolutely delicious so I plan to try it on other quiches or tarts.

But I know that in the northern hemisphere they are in spring so they have asparagus so how Beth say : let's celebrate the season with a simple vegetarian tart.

Source :  Bethdunham.ca








Ingredients crust

1 cup all purpose flour
3 tablespoon corn meal
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons ice cold butter cut
into small pieces
1 egg lightly beaten

Filling 

10 - 12 fresh asparagus or one tin 
1 tablespoon oil
2 large eggs
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
150 grams ricotta cheese or goat cheese 
100 grams finely grated parmigiano cheese 
2 green onions chopped 
1 tablespoon finely chopped terragon
1 tablespoon chopped basil
1 pinch of salt


Method

Snapoff the though end of the asparagus, and drizzle the spears  with olive oil. Cook over medium high heat in a grill pan or cast iron skillet for 3 to 4 minutes, turning frequently until bright green and al dente. 
The cooking time will vary according to the thickness of your asparagus.

In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, sour cream and milk. Add the parmigiano and ricotta cheese, green onios, tarragon and salt, and stir to combine.

Arrangue the asparagus in the bottom of the tart shell, and carefully pour the custard mixture over the asparagus.
Bake at 180 ° (375 F) for 25 to 30 minutes.Or until filling is set.



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quiche de esparragos














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