donderdag 14 februari 2013

Week 7: (Eda's) apple pie

Two weeks ago, we made an apple-passion fruit pie. This week, we're making a proper apple pie!

Hm. The plan was to have those things appear next to each other. Computer genius I am not. I'll try again next time.

This recipe is almost true to the GW versions, except for one thing: I used self-raising flour instead of plain flour. You can make a perfectly serviceable dough with plain flour, but in my opinion, not for apple pie. For tarts and such, yes, definitely. But not an apple pie. I also gave a list of optional extras in case you're feeling like a bit more fancy a pie. Try them all! Try a different apple pie each week. Hey, you only live once.

(Eda's) apple pie

1 kilo firm apples
300 g self-raising flour
150 g witte basterdsuiker
200 g cold butter
2 tblsp sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

For Eda's apple pie:
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Sift the flour and sugar into a bowl. Cut the butter into lumps and add to the bowl. With your fingertips, press the butter into the flour and sugar until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add 1 tblsp cold water and knead to a dough. If more water is needed, add it, but be very careful not to make the dough too wet. If the dough becomes warm and sticky, place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes before continuing. Butter a baking tin with a 24 cm diameter. Take 3/4 of the dough and roll this out on a lightly floured surface until it is large enough to fit the bottom and sides of the baking tin. Don't be tempted to roll it out larger for an easy fit, as it will make the dough too thin. Place the dough in the tin. If necessary, press the dough into the tin so that it comes up to the edges. Cut off any excess dough and combine this with the 1/4 left. Place the tin and the remaining dough in the fridge.
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees centigrade. Peel the apples, remove the cores and cut into slices. Toss the apples with the sugar and spices to coat evenly. Remove the baking tin from the fridge and toss the apples into the tin. Take the remaining dough and roll this out to form the lid. Place the lid on the pie, pressing the edges together. Make three cuts in the top to allow steam to escape. Bake in the middle of the oven for 75 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin for an hour - I know it's hard, but it's necessary! Don't remove the pie from the tin too early. Enjoy!


- Brush the top of the pie lightly with beaten egg (as was done in these pictures)
- Add a bit of grated lemon rind to the dough
- You can add all sorts of things to the apples: sultanas or raisins, mixed nuts, caramelized nuts, chopped dried apricot... Experiment!
- If you find the pie is a bit soggy, next time scatter the bottom of the crust with breadcrumbs before adding the apple

15 opmerkingen:

  1. hi!
    you're my hero!
    It's good idea to do somethin' from GW2 in real world =]
    I hope that you'll add more recipes here soon.
    Regards from Poland

    1. Thank you! I'm adding a recipe per week right now, but I'll add an extra one at the weekend sometimes, so keep checking back! :)

  2. Oh man, that apple pie pic made me so hungry... I even made my husband come over to look at the photo! Too bad I'm gluten-intolerant :(
    I love this blog idea, it's totally brilliant! I always get super hungry looking at the in-game food items, so this is my dream come true :D

    1. Aww, that's too bad about being gluten-intolerant :( Although now that you've mentioned it, I'll make an effort to add gluten-free recipes for baked goodies too. Thanks for your comment!

  3. omg i love you, keep the recipes going plz!!

    love gw2 :D

  4. I love apple pies and this ones look really nice! The ones we eat in Spain a different and I've always wanted to make one like this.
    I'll try :D

    1. Do try! It's a very Northern European apple pie, I think. This is what everyone here imagines when they think 'apple pie'. I'd love to try a Spanish version!

  5. Great website! You are featured on the Swedish Guild Wars 2 community,

    1. Thanks you! I hope I don't disappoint Swedish GW2 fans ;)

    2. Noop, you didn't
      Both the Dutch ans Swedish variant of this pay are rather similar to the GW2 version

      Keep up the good work

  6. This is really making me hungry. Going to go try out this recipe and the potato soup one!

  7. That pie is just too cute. I think I need to try it. thanks!

  8. Hello :)

    I discovered your site with pleasure and I feel a little less alone! :)

    I love your adaptations ♥

    I'm a gamer and a French blogger and I make recipes from Guild Wars since 2008. I have everything together on a new blog and I now also offer recipes from Wars2 Guild.

    I took quite a delay (busy schedule and almost no time to play at the moment) but I intend to post more often :)

    Even though I do not speak English almost (thank you Google Translate ^ ^) I hope we can sometimes discuss cooking and video games.

    I added a link to your blog from mine in the section "Liens Amis".

    Strongly on Wednesday for a new recipe :)

    For me it is Friday ;)

    Long life to your great blog !


    PS : Sorry, I can not validate my wordpress address in the input field ... oops! ^ ^ '

    My blog : Cook'n Play ( )

  9. Hey GWChef! I just wanted to say that I made this pie last sunday and it was delicious! It was my first attempt at cooking ever (and I had help from my girlfriend of course) but it was so satisfying and accomplishing. Thanks for the blog, I'll try more recipes!

    PS: Just a sugestion: If you could add more pictures (like how the dough is supposed to look like after it's done) it would be more helpful, at some points I was really confused if I was doing it right or wrong because I had little reference.

    1. I'm really glad the recipe worked out for your :) Thanks for the suggestion of adding more pictures, I think particularly with baking recipes that would be a really good addition. I'll definitely take that on board!