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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Apple Crumble

Made this on Christmas day as I have some green apples (7 big ones and 1 small one) in the house.  The ingredients a.re estimated.  I just used a pastry for tarts as the base. Bake the pastry for about 20 mins. and let cool.  I will have to find another pastry which has a softer texture  when baked as mine cracked easily though it tasted okay.  This pastry is suitable for tarts only.   Turned out not too bad for a 1st time. 

Crumble  :  Mix about 100gm chilled butter with 80 gm plain flour until resembles bread crumbs.  Mix  in
                 about 100gm castor sugar and some chopped walnuts.  Leave it in the fridge.

1)   Peel and core the apples.  Cut into small wedges.
2)   Heat up the work and put in  about 50 gm of butter. Add in the apples and about 3 tabsp of water, 1/2
      tsp cinnamon powder, 50 gm sugar (more or less according to taste) and some raisins and cook until
      the liquid evaporates.  When cool, squeeze half a lemon juice over the cooked apples and mix well.
3)  Scoop the cooked apples onto the pastry and spread the crumble on top.
4)  Bake at 160 deg. C for about 20 mins or until golden brown. Should eat it warm with vanilla ice-cream.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Egg Tarts

Made these egg tarts during the weekend.  Not all of them turned out like the ones in the photo.  Some of the egg fillings sort of a sink in the middle.    Making the tart shells is quite tedious but I might try another recipe later.