Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Apple slice

Apple slice / Barrinhas de maçã

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!

Apple slice / Barrinhas de maçã

Apple slice
from Donna Hay magazine

Apple filling:
5 Gala apples, peeled and chopped
1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Crumble topping:
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 egg
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


Вера said...

very,very nice!

Liesl said...


These bars look so tasty!

Lizzie said...

congratulations! that's awesome! and the bars look simply adorable as well.

Carolyn said...

these look just like my grandmother's "apple pie squares." thanks for reminding me to make those this fall!

Cynthia said...

I am going to rename your blog in my reader, it will be read: TEMPTATION! :)

Snooky doodle said...

How nice! I m happy for you! The bars look delicious! I'm apple crazy right now and these are my ideal bar :)

lisa (dandysuagr) said...

Beautiful bars! They look so light and moist. Congrats on the blog feature!!

Julia @ Mélanger said...

Ohhhh, that is fabulous. How wonderful! :) I couldn't read it though. :(

Valerie Gamine said...

Wow! Congratulations!

Your apple bars look unbelievably tender and moist. Your pictures always make me hungry. :)

Vanille said...

Congratulations Patricia ! ;)
And the apple slice looks yummy !

Abby said...

Well-deserved! You always have lovely recipes and photos!

pam said...


I love your brown plates and fabric!

Anh said...

Congrats my friend :)

Susan @ SGCC said...

Congrats on the Elle feature! How exciting!

Love these Apple Slices! They look so delicious!

Eléonora said...

Apples, butter, all that I love ... and more on a desire to eat, to go behind the screen ... Thanks Patricia for your kind words and I wish you a beautiful day ... see you soon!!

ChichaJo said...

Wooohoo! Congratulations!!! :) These bars are a fitting celebration!

Jane said...

Heartiest congrats on the Brazilian Elle Mag blog article, Patricia! I just looked at it and, though I couldn't really read it, it looks like a very nicely presented piece. Your blog really is beautiful, you know. I'm happy for you! It's an exciting development.

These apple treats look delicate and delicious at the same time. I'm definitely bookmarking this recipe!


From Scratch said...

Congrats! Your photos are always so mouthwatering!

eatme_delicious said...

Congrats on being featured on the blog!! =) This apple slice looks so good. I don't love apple pie but I know I'd love a bar version like this.

anna said...

Mmm, apples! When it's not a million degrees here I'd love to try this.

Congratulations, too!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Congratulations on the interview, Patricia! I couldn't understand most of it, but I know it's good if it's about you! Oh, and I just made some apple streusel muffins today. Wanna swap? ;)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Vera, thank you!

Liesl, thank you! :D

Lizzie, thank you! I'm glad you like them!

Carolyn, thank YOU for stopping by!

Cynthia, you are so sweet, thank you, my dear!

Natalie, thank you! I'm a sucker for all things apple. :D

Lisa, thank you!

Julia, I'm glad you check it out, even without knowing Portuguese. Tks! :D

Valerina, thank you! :D

Vanille, thank you!

Abby, tks, darling!

Pam, thank you! I'm a fabric/china junkie. :D

Anh, thank you, darling!

Susan, thank you! xx

Eleonora, you are so kind, thank you!

Joey, thank you!

Jane, thank you for stopping by. I'm so glad you enjoy the blog, it means a lot to me!

Melanie, thank you!

Ashley, thank you! These bars are really good, I recommend!

Anna, I hope you like them! Tks!

Susan, darling, it's a deal! :D

Katie said...

Congrats! How exciting! And I will have to make these as Fall is just around the corner and its my favorite time of year!

Kelly @ EvilShenanigans said...

How beautiful! I love bars like that, filled with fruit and topped with a crumble! They are so cozy making!

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