When it comes to American cuisine, one of the recipes that come immediately to mind is undoubtedly the mythical Grandma Duck cake, Apple Pie, better known overseas as American Pie, or the American national cake along with the cheesecake. The preparation of’Apple Pie is not particularly difficult, it is given just a little’ hardworking cake from packaging and from any trim.Pumpkin pie
- Ingredients for a cake of 25 cm in diameter
- Butter cold from the refrigerator 225 g
- 00 flour 450 g
- salt 1 pinch
- water iced 100 g
- for the stuffing
- rennets (Already cleaned) 1 kg
- lemons 1
- sugar 100 g
- Cinnamon powder 1 teaspoon
- nutmeg , hard q.s.
- water 2 tablespoons
- for brushing
- Whole milk q.b
To prepare for the Apple Pie begin with the realization of’dough. In planetary place the cold butter cut into small pieces refrigerators, flour and a pinch of salt (1). Operated the leaf and add the ice water (2), continuing for a few seconds until the dough is rather crude (3); then with a spatula to transfer it cooking on a wooden board.
Knead the’dough with your hands for 8-10 minutes (4) until it has assumed a smooth consistency, then place in refrigerator to rest for 20 minutes, covered with plastic wrap or a plastic bag (5). In the meantime you can proceed with the preparation of the filling of’Apple Pie. First, see to the cleaning of the apples. Wash and peel them (6);
cut into wedges (7) and then divide each segment into slices 5 mm thick each (8). In order to prevent blackening, put the apples you have cut it to soak in a bowl of water and lemon juice and keep aside. In a skillet, preferably nonstick, heat the sugar, the cinnamon and add the grated nutmeg (9).
Pour two tablespoons of water (10) and cook the caramel, stirring with a wooden spoon, until you see the large bubbles; at this point in the caramel, melt a small knob of butter (11). Add apples and lemon zest (12), blasting for a few minutes until the apples are slightly soft on the outside and inside very crispy. Turn off the heat and let cool.
Lightly butter a round cake pan with wavy edges of about 25 cm in diameter (13). Unless you have a corrugated pan, you can use a cake pan smooth. After 20 minutes, remove the’dough from the refrigerator and divide it with a knife in two parts one of which is slightly larger then the’other (14). With a rolling pin begin to roll out the largest part of the dough mixture on the work surface lightly floured, trying to accomplish a rounded shape with a thickness of 5 mm (15).
Wrap the’dough around a rolling pin and line the pan (16). Spread the apples in the pan by pouring into the center to create a small mound and all’Apple Pie its classic form (17). Add some butter on apples and roll out the remaining part of the dough into a circle exactly the same, you are going to put on the cake in order to cover the filling (18).
Then finished the edges of the pan, cutting with a boxcutter blade smooth the excess dough on the outside (19). So close your cake, pinching with fingers the dough to seal up the edges (20) (alternatively, for a more classic version, you can decorate it with the tines of a fork). With a boxcutter blade smooth make cuts of about 3 cm not far from the center, which will serve both to make the most beautiful cake, both let out the steam that forms inside it (21).
Brush the surface of’Apple Pie with milk (22) and bake in oven preheated to 200 degrees for 20 minutes. After this time, still brush with the milk (23) and cook again lowering the temperature to 180 ° for 20 minutes. Lightly brush a third time and cook at 170 degrees for 20 minutes. If you have a ventilated oven bake at 180 °, 160 ° and 150 ° for 10 minutes each time. when’Apple Pie is ready and begins to brown, turn off and let it cool in the oven (24). So sfornatela and serve the Apple Pie directly into the pan.
The Apple Pie can be preserved under a glass bell for 2-3 days. You can store it in the refrigerator for a week at most: before consuming heat it in the oven a few minutes or a few seconds in the microwave.
Cut apples at the last moment because they will tend to become black in no time. If it is necessary, you can soak them in cold water with the juice of a lemon. If during cooking you find that the Apple Pie will tend to color too much, cover with aluminum foil and finish cooking in this way.
You like to eat American?
Then come and try the other US-style recipes! It is said that originally the’Apple Pie was a sweet typical English, but the recipe, arrived in America, became famous in the New England area, where it was consumed after a meal and leftovers (difficult to maintain long-since there were no refrigerators) accompanied the first morning breakfast next. The success of’Apple Pie crossed into the continent, so that has now become the’American emblem.