Anna keeps treating us with her delicious recipes! Cannot wait to have a reason to cook this one! (Yes, I do need a good reason, as I am not nearly as good at cooking)
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To make the dough you will need:
Flour - 0,5 lb (250 g)Corn flour (needs to be very fine). You may use another kind if you do not have corn flour - 3 oz (85 g)
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Butter - 6 oz (180 g)
Sugar - 3 oz (90 g)
To make the topping you will need:
Sugar - 5 oz (140 g)
Butter - 1,5 oz (40 g)
Lemon juice - 1 tablespoons
Cinnamon - 1 tsp.
Wheat flower - 2 tablespoons
Water - 3 tablespoons
You may add some nuts if you like (I like adding almonds)
1. Sift all the flour and the baking powder into a bowl. Add finely sliced butter. Stir the dough using your hands. You will get a very dry dough that falls apart. This is normal!
Add the sugar and a pinch of salt. Mix everything well. Beat up the egg lightly; add it to your dough. Knead the dough thoroughly using your hands, until smooth. Sprinkle it with flower and wrap it with plastic wrap. Place it in fridge while preparing the topping.
2. Peal the apples and remove seeds. Melt the butter in a deep frying pan. Put the apples in it, add lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon; mix everything well. Cover and simmer until tender. It will take about 10 minutes.
3. Mix flour and water together; then add it to the apples. Simmer for 2-3 minutes; then remove the topping from the pan into a bowl for cooling down.
4. Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Roll out the 2/3's of the dough to the size of your baking dish. Oil the baking dish with the butter and place your rolled dough into it. Spread the topping. Use the left over dough to make a lattice and join the edges of the bottom dough and the lattice.
5 Bake your pie in the oven at 395 F for 40-60 minutes until golden brown color. Note, the baking time depends on the diameter of your baking dish.