My blog has been featured on the Brazilian Elle mag blog! :D
Patricia Oyama interviewed me by phone and I felt really comfortable talking to her – nothing like my usual shy self; it was like chatting with a friend over some tea and cookies – or these delicious apple slices. :D
Thank you, Patricia, for the lovely post!
from Donna Hay magazine
5 Gala apples, peeled and chopped
1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1¼ cups + 1 tablespoon (185g) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup + 1 tablespoon (127g) unsalted butter, room temperature
¾ cup + 1 tablespoon (162g) caster sugar
100g unsalted butter, room temperature
½ cup + 1 tablespoon (112g) caster sugar
1 cup + 1 tablespoon (150g) all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder, sifted
1 tablespoon milk
icing sugar, to dust
Preheat oven to 160ºC/320ºF; butter a 20x30cm (8x12in) pan and line with non-stick baking paper or foil (if using foil, butter it, too) extending paper/foil over the edges of pan.
Start by making the filling: place the apples, butter and cinnamon in a saucepan over low heat and cook for 5 minutes or until softened. Allow to cool.
Now, the crumble: combine flour, baking powder, butter and sugar in a bowl and mix using your fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Set aside.
Make the base: place the butter and sugar in an electric mixer and beat until creamy. Add the egg and beat well. Fold through the flour, baking powder and milk. Spread into prepared pan – it will be a thin layer - top with the apple filling and crumble and bake for 40 minutes until golden. Allow to cool, unmold using the foil “handles” and cut into squares. Dust with icing sugar to serve.
Serves 6-8 – I made ¾ of the recipe above, used a 20cm square pan and got 16 bars