Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Comfort food - Apple pie

I've been having cravings for apple pie recently... not sure why =S haha.. so I was looking up some recipes on the internet for pie crusts. I wanted to make some nice pastry =) 
Here's the recipe I used for the pastry:

1 cup Plain flour
1/2 cup Self-raising flour
1/2 cup corn flour
125 g butter, chilled, chopped
1/3 cup caster sugar
1 egg separated

1. Sift flours and sugar into a bowl.
2. Rub butter into dry mixture till it resembles bread crumbs (or if you have a food processor which i dont == you can just process it all in there! much easier and less messy ^^)
3. Add the egg yolk and 1/4 cold water and mix to combine. Knead gently until smooth. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate till firm (~30min - 1 hour)
4. Roll our pastry and line greased pie tin.

This is the cutest lil egg separator i've seen ^^ thanks MEI!!! <3
Just to let you know when I made this pastry.. it was really soft.. i might have added too much water.. so adjust the water to your needs.. i added more flour because it was too sticky. Maybe when i make it again i'll use a different pastry recipe.. but it turned out ok :) nice and crispy edges.. kinda tastes like biscuit! haha.. i baked it for ~10 minutes then added the filling and baked it for another 30 minutes at 180oC.

2 apples peeled, sliced
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp plain flour
pinch of salt

so the finished product:
The crust looks a little messy... but tastes great =p my craving is satisfied =) Tastes best when served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream!



  1. can tell the pastry very crunchy tray ^-^. keep it up tray, i'm gonna get good recipe from here hehe....
    what do you mean in step 3 "wrap in plastic"?

  2. Hi Cineng... (who is this? xP) haha...
    oohhh sorry! i meant wrap in gladwrap ^^ its still made of plastic =p

  3. I agree, the crust looks lovely and crunchy! But you just used two apples? They must have been really big ones! And I LOVEEEEE the egg separator...


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