Magic Pie


STORY

As I said in my previous post, I baked this pie a little bit out of anger, because the first one didn’t come out as I wanted to…

I was dreaming about classic, American apple pie for months so I decided I won’t do any experiments in the kitchen anymore and just stick to the classic recipe.

Also, my dearest cousin had her Master’s thesis presentation the next day so I decided I will make this pie for her.

And it turned out, it’s true what they say…if you cook and bake thing with love, passion, and excitement, everything turns out delicious.

 

RECIPE

  • 350g Flour
  • 3 tablespoons wine stone baking powder 
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
  • 100g Icing sugar
  • 150g Butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 yogurt

The recipe is very simple.

First I mixed all the ingredients: Flour, baking powder, vanilla sugar, egg yolks, butter and yogurt and made a dough by hand.

If the dough is too dry, just add a little bit of milk, water or yogurt.

Andi f it’s too wet, just slowly add more flour.

After the dough is done, it is the best to put it into the fridge to cool down a little bit. The best way to do it is to make a dough in the evening and leave it overnight. But it’s not necessary. If you don’t have time, 15 minutes will be enough.

When the dough is cooled, cut it in half

Roll each half on a lightly floured surface. Put the first one into the pan and add apple filling on it.

Cut the second one into stripes and made braid from it.

Decorate the pie with the braid as you see in the picture.

Preheat the oven and bake pie for 1 hour on 180 degrees.

I actually took the pie out somewhere in between and brushed it with an egg (some do it before putting the pie in the oven, but it can turn out a bit burned, so I prefer to do it in between).

FILLING

  • Apples (around 12 medium sized)
  • Cinnamon (around 2/3 tablespoons)

 

I like my filling to be simple. The dough is sweet enough by itself so I don’t want it to be too sugary…

But if you want to you can add some honey, jam, caramel, nutmeg, crumbs or maple syrup.

Whatever you desire.

DECORATION

I got inspiration for decoration on Pinterest (I always search for ideas there).

Because we don’t really have any flowers in our garden, I actually »stole« some from a local priest’s garden when I was on my morning walk (ups – there were plenty – in my defense).

I also picked up some dry flowers from a bush and went to buy few roses at my uncle’s florist shop.

The decoration is actually very simple, but it does a lot. The pie looks super cute.

 

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I don’t know what’s with fall but it just makes me crave sweets and I just want to lock myself inside and just bake, cook and eat.

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But I guess that’s normal when the cold comes to town…

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Can’t wait for December, I have so many ideas that to make. Promise I’ll share some with you as well…

Love,

Kaja

 

p.s. Thank you Tjaša for these amazing photos, can’t wait to create more things with you*

  • November 9, 2017

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