Monday, October 20, 2008

Apple Shortcake

I don't normally bake sweet things at home (I'll buy them tho). But feeling the need for something sweet...

Apple Shortcake
So so easy to make, preheat oven to 180C

220 grams flour
1 tsp baking powder
125 grams butter (cold and diced)
1 egg
2 Tbsp Milk
1 tsp sugar

Put the flour, sugar, butter and baking powder in a blender or rub in by hand until similar to breadcrumbs.

Mix the egg and a little milk in to the flour mixture to form a dough. Cut in half and roll out each half to the same size. Place one layer down and then place sliced (and cored) apples on top, so they overlap each other a little, sprinkle with sugar (I use brown with some nutmeg and cinnamon), place 2nd layer of dough on top, brush with milk, trim and bake for 25 minutes.

Cut while it's still hot and sprinkle with icing sugar.

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