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Happliness

Recipe#42: apple cinnamon cocoa pie

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“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness” (Jane Austen)

Ingredients

3 apples

300 gr (2 ½ cups) all purpose flour

125 gr (½ cup) granulated white sugar

150 gr butter

1 egg

cinnamon (q.b.)

cocoa nibs (q.b.)

brown sugar (q.b.)

Directions

In a bowl combine the flour, the sugar, the butter and the egg. Knead the dough until smooth and soft. Cover in plastic wrap and let rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. Cut the apples in slices.

Preheat the oven to 180° (350 F). Butter a 22 cm (9 inches) round pan. Spread the dough in the pan with sides. Put the apple slices on the dough. Sprinkle the brown sugar, the cinnamon and the cocoa nibs on the pie.

Bake for around 45 minutes or until the top turns slightly brown.

Cheers,

A&J

 

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Old but gold

Recipe#18: apple cake

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“Cakes are like books, there are new ones you want to read and old ones you want to reread.” (Ellen Rose)

Ingredients

300 gr (2 cups) flour

300 gr (1 ½ cups) sugar

200 gr (1 cup) butter – room temperature

4 eggs

3 – 4 apples (sliced)

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

Combine the softened butter with the egg yolks until creamy, add the sugar and keep mixing. In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until stiff with a pinch of salt and then add to the butter mixture. Gradually incorporate the flour, baking powder and vanilla. Lastly, add the sliced apples.

Grease and dust a 24 – 26 cm (9 – 10 inches) round cake pan. Pour the batter in the pan and bake at 180° (350 F) for 50 minutes.

Cheers!

A&J

Gingers

Recipe#9: carrot muffins 

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“Good things come to those who bake.”

Ingredients

Muffins:

2 – 3 carrots, peeled and grated

1 small apple, peeled and grated

60 gr (1/4 cup) chopped walnuts

180 gr (1 1/3 cup) all-purpose flour

150 gr (¾ cup) granulated sugar

½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon

2 eggs

120 ml vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

Cream cheese frosting (optional): 

50 gr (¼ cup) butter

100 gr (½ cup) cream cheese

3 tbsp powdered sugar

½ tsp vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 180° (350 F).

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and ground cinnamon. Add the chopped walnuts. In another bowl, mix together the eggs, oil and vanilla extract.

Fold the wet ingredients, together with the grated carrots and apple, into the dry ingredients until combined. Don’t overmix! Pour the batter in the muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the muffins from the oven, cover them and let them cool completely.

For the frosting, beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add the powdered sugar until fully combined then beat in the vanilla extract. These amounts will allow you to lightly cover the muffins with a a small dollop of frosting, halfway between a muffin and a cupcake!

Cheers!

A&J