There are so many different ways of making an apple pie but this recipe came from my Food Tech teacher.
You will need:
4 large Bramley cooking apples
1 tbsp cornflour
1 egg for glazing
300g plain flour
150g butter or hard block margarine
1 litre ovenproof pie dish
1. Preheat oven gas mark 4 / 180ºC. (TheBakerKid tip: It’s important to put the oven on at the right time, otherwise it won’t be hot enough and your food could be undercooked as a consequence.)
2. Peel core and slice the apples. Put into a mixing bowl with the cornflour and sugar. Stir until all the apples are coated.
3. Sieve the flour into a clean mixing bowl.
4. Add the butter and cut into pieces with a table knife.
5. Rub fat into flour with your fingertips until it looks like fine breadcrumbs
6. Add 4-6 tablespoons of cold water and stir in with a palette knife to form a soft but not sticky dough. (TheBakerKid tip: You don’t want to have sticky dough because otherwise it’ll stick to the surface while you roll it out and it’ll be tough when you eat it!)
7. Put the apple mixture into your pie dish.
8. Roll out pastry until a little bigger than your dish.
9. Brush beaten egg round the lip of the dish. Place the pastry on top. Trim to fit the dish. Pinch to secure the pastry to the edge of the dish.
10. Brush the top with beaten egg and sprinkle with a little sugar.
11. Place onto a baking tray and bake in the oven for 35- 40 minutes until golden brown
I don’t think I have ever made pastry before because usually I would use Jusrol; however I found that I can make some very nice pastry. It felt ever so light in the mouth and it wasn’t overcooked at all. Even better, my fiercest critics (Mum and Dad) reported they were very impressed.please be sure to leave your opinion and how you got on yourself.