Saturday, January 19, 2013

Rainy Saturday

Rainy, cloudy, drizzly.... day. Not very keen on doing something special. 
Well went for casual shopping and ohh... before that watched the Diamond Jubilee Concert, once again! Great concert, would love to watch again. Anyway, all around snow is falling but not here at our place :( but we already have the spring feeling! Hurray! :)) 

Photography: +Ieva Zumienė 

Wanted to cheer up our day, actually evening, to make some warm atmosphere and lovely flavours at home, so decided to make something sweet and that was the French Apple Pie. This is the most delicious French Apple Pie I have ever tried to bake. Since I have tried, I am baking only this. The main ingredient is rum which makes a big difference to flavour. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients you need:

 Photography: +Mindaugas Zum 

  • 110 g of flour
  • ¾ teaspoon of baking powder
  • little bit of salt
  • 2 big enough apples (better sour)
  • 2-3 clementines/mandarines
  • 1 pear (if you have, not necesary)
  • 2 big eggs
  • 150 g of sugar
  • 3 table spoons of dark/brown rum
  • 115 g melted butter 


Better if eggs are at home temperature.  
Preheat oven to 180°C. Get ready the baking tray, I use round instead of square or rectangular one. Line baking tray with oil or melted butter and also sprinkle with bread crumbs. 

Peel apples and clementines/mandarines, cut into chunks. Separate egg yolks from whites into one bowl. Beat whites until they are very firm. Separately beaten whites makes the pie fluffier. Find other bowl where you place flour, baking powder and salt. Take one more bowl, place egg yolks, sugar and rum, beat and mix them all together.


Photography: +Mindaugas Zum 

Now carefully add beaten egg whites to previously mixed egg yolks, sugar and rum. Very carefully mix it. Try not to lose the air, mix slowly. Gradually place half of flour and half of melted butter by folding carefully. Mix. Add the rest of flour and rest half of melted butter. Mix it well, carefully.

  Photography:+Mindaugas Zum 

Photography: +Mindaugas Zum 

It's time to add fruits, they should be well covered with dough while mixing. 
The dough is ready, place into baking tray, bake for about an hour by checking with wooden stick (right down to the base end of the tray). When it's done the wooden stick should be clean once to take it out from the pie.          

Photography: +Mindaugas Zum 

Photography: +Mindaugas Zum 

I would recommend to taste while it is hot enough (or warm) with vanilla ice cream cube (cubes) on the top. The more ice cream, the better taste!

Bon appetit!

That's the brilliant recipe for Saturday evening or Sunday's late midday lunch!
Hope you enjoy it as much as we had all this time!

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