Tuesday, January 13, 2009 11:49:00 PM
Once again, this will be a post half in Portuguese, half in English. And this is because it's time, once again, of the Chá da Tarde challenge! This time, our theme recipes are for pies and filled cakes! So, I decided to use my favorite apple pie recipe, but with a more traditional look!
Oi, pessoal! Esse é o meu post dedicado ao Desafio Chá da Tarde de final / começo de ano! Lembrando que ele é desenvolvido pela Leila, do Delishville, e pela Cris, do From Our Home to Yours. Novamente agradeço por estarem se empenhando no desafio! E parabéns, pois realmente, tem muita gente que acompanha vocês nisso!
Pois bem, dessa vez, a minha opção foi pelo clássico: uma Torta de Maçã.
Monday, November 17, 2008 1:55:54 AM
This weekend, I have gone to my family's countryhouse. Everytime we go there, we go through a weight gaining experience, as I sometimes call it. And this time, it couldn't be much different. Besides having lots of white steamed rice with Japanese chicken and roots stew (Most of you guys don't know, but my mother-side of the family is Japanese), my aunt has made some delicious and easy Cheesebreads.
Well, about me, I decided to do my Apple Streusel Pie, which has become a family favorite.
Monday, October 6, 2008 3:19:51 AM
Today was an election day, here in Brazil, and we all had to vote for our mayors. The interesting thing is, because of this, in most cities, the selling of alcoholic beverages is forbidden, both in stores, and in restaurants and bars. That makes this a perfect day to gather the whole family and make a huge party in someone's house. And this time, it was in mine (Actually, my mother's. Heheh). Strangely enought, there was no drop of alcohol during the party, so the prohibition (or "dry law", as we call it in here) doesn't make a single difference...
I asked mom if I could do something for dessert, to what I received only an "ok, ok...". The answer was not too much of an incrntive, but I kept on with this idea: "So, would you like something special?"... After a long silence and an almost scolding look at me, she said "I really liked your cousin's girlfriend's Apple Pie".
At first, I thought of baking my traditional apple pie (which I have last made almost 4 months ago...), but then I thought: I must do sth better than her! Therefore, I need a special recipe. And I spent this week thinking and searching the web for a good apple pie, until I got to this nice option in AllRecipes.com, and made some slight modification.
The final result? Unanimous acceptance, and many people willing to have extras, but unfortinately the pie was over.... u.u But they'll be able to get the recipes here!
There you go!
Friday, October 3, 2008 10:34:26 AM
This will be a quick post, early in the morning, just so this blog doesn't seem to be abandoned... Sorry for that!
Last tuesday (Yup, I should have posted this before...) I called my gf home, to have dinner, and had some apple left overs from the Apple Creme I posted bofore. So, I decided to make something with it. Actually, this is a very easy recipe, as well as very quick to be made. And you can use many other fruits you want, as the filling for this cobbler.
I am not very much a connoisseur of this subject, but the general differences between a cobbler, a pie and a cruble are related to the pastry used... The pie, as most of you should know, uses, at least, one layer of pastry underneath the filling. Besides that, most of them also have one topping layer of pastry. For the cobbler and the crumble, on the other hand, you you usually have no pastry underneath. The cobler should have some kind of cakey/biscuit topping, and the crumble a more crunchy topping, usually with nuts or some grains. (Please, guys, send me a comment, in case I'm wrong, and I'll ve happy to correct it!)
But well, this is one kind of recipe you can prepare in 15 minutes, and leave it in the oven, while the dinner is going on! Enjoy it!
- Higa Apple Cherry Cobbler
4 Apples, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced (I used fuji apples)
50g Cherries au Maraschino, diced
75g crystal sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
75g butter, chilled and diced
1/4 cup boiling water
Sugar, to sprinklePre-heat the oven at 200 degrees celcius.
Put the apples, cherries and crystal sugar in a pot over medium fire. Mix gently and in some 5 minutes, when the apples start to soften, add the cinnamon, give one last turn, to dissolve it, leave for 5 more minutes and you'll be done with it.
In a bowl, put the flour, sugar, brown sugar and baking powder, and then, mix well. Add the butter and use your fingers to incorporate it into the dry ingredients. keep mixing until you have a slightly crumbling mixture. Add the boiling water and, this time with a spoon, finish mixing, and you'll have your topping.
To assemble, in one medium glass pan, put the apple-cherry filling and spoon over it your topping. Sprinkle it with sugar and take it to the oven for nearly 35 minutes, or until you can insert a toothpick in the cobbler topping and it leaves out dry.