Friday, August 20, 2010

Apple yeast sugar tart

Apple yeast sugar tart / Pão de maçã

I love discovering things, and equally like rediscovering them – I bet you all do, too.

After leaving this book unattended for a couple of years – I checked my Amazon account and saw that the book was purchased in June, 2006 – it has found a way lately into my kitchen; after making the soup with tiny omelettes, I went through the book again – 824 pages of it – and bookmarked many, many recipes. This is one of them – a tart that my MIL called “delicious”. :)

Apple yeast sugar tart / Pão de maçã

Apple yeast sugar tart
from The Cook's Companion

1 ¾ cups (245g) all purpose flour, sifted
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon caster sugar
1 teaspoon instant yeast
1 egg
½ cup (120ml) warm whole milk
2 tablespoons (28g) softened unsalted butter
2-3 eating apples – I used Gala apples
1/3 cup (67g) demerara sugar
½ cup (120ml) thick cream*

Place flour, salt, sugar and yeast into a bowl. Whisk egg with milk and mix into flour mixture. Work in butter and knead to a smooth, thick batter – I used my Kitchen Aid with the hook attachment. Place in a buttered bowl and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and leave to rise in a draught-free place for 30 minutes. Knock back dough, then press it into a 22cm buttered pie plate or loose-bottomed flan pan, cover with plastic and allow to recover for 30 minutes (it will have puffed slightly).

Preheat oven to 225°C/437°F. Peel apples, cored them and cut into eighths. Press apple slices into the dough, and sprinkle with the demerara sugar. Place pie plate/flan pan on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 200°C/395°F. Spoon cream over apples and bake for 20 minutes. The top should be slightly caramelized and the tart light and spongy. Eat warm.

* I used heavy cream and whipped it to soft peaks before pouring

Serves 4


WendyinKK said...

A definate must try for me!!!!

thank you.

Suelle said...

This looks delicious, and is such an unusual recipe. I must try it soon!! It would probably work well with other fruits too, such as pears or apricots.

Anna said...

Mmmm, this looks delicious. And easy too. Just in time for apple season :D Thank you.

Unknown said...

That is sort of breathtaking! Lovely

Anonymous said...

Very interesting! I love yeasty desserts -- something very comforting and home-y about them.



Maria♥ said...

Wow, this looks so scrumptious. Definitely my kind of pudding!


Katie said...

This looks delicious and reminds me of a kuchen - a sort of cake with yeast in it. Love how puffy the edges got

eatme_delicious said...

I love that this tart uses yeast!! This looks so good.

Unknown said...

That looks sososo good. I'm intrigued by the yeast - gonna have to try it.

Adriana from Bittersweet Baker said...

Your tart is beautiful! I'm bookmarking the recipe to try once fall comes around.

Bakericious said...

looks delicious and interesting ingredients

Jessica said...

This sounds heavenly! Yum!

Peabody said...

I made something similar to this a few years back. It's really good, almost pancakey...if that's a word.

Mika said...

This looks delicious...I never made an yeast tart even if they always make my mouth watering...

dining tables said...

I haven't tried this one but I think it is one yummy tart. It looks so sweet and I can see that it made so perfect. I can't wait to try that.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Wendy, I hope you like it!
Thank you!

Suelle, thank you! I was intrigued by the use of yeast here and had to try it myself. :)
You're right - I bet this recipe would be delicious with the fruit you mentioned!

Anna, thank you! I hope you give it a try!

Jennifurla, thank you!

Heather, I love working with yeast, too! :)

Maria, thank you! I hope you give it a go.

Katie, you're right! It is similar to a kuchen (which is something I absolutely love). Thank you!

Ashley, as Katie said, it is similar to a kuchen! Thank you!

Lindsay, that is exactly why I had to try it - the yeast! :)
Thank you!

Adriana, thank you for stopping by! I hope you give it a try!

Jess, thank you!

Jessica, tks for stopping by!

Pea, that is a great word. :)
Thank you, sweetie!

Mika, thank you for stopping by!

S at Buttered Up said...

I love the way this looks. Mmm.

WendyinKK said...

I made this months ago and got it posted today
Thanks for sharing this wonderful gorgeous recipe.
The cream topping was truly wonderful and the apples added wonderful moisture to the baked tart. I actually made it a 2nd time few days later with another fruit. Will let you know once the other one gets posted too.

Meanwhile, here's the one for today
Thank you so much!!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hey, darling! I'm off to see your bread right now! :)
Thank you for letting me know how the recipe turned out for you.

WendyinKK said...

I'm back!! My 2nd attempt with this tart is up on my blog now, with a twist :)

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