The other day two things happened.
First, this happened:
I had an array of old, old apples. Not quite mushy yet, but oh so very nearly. And not at all inviting to simply…eat. I say array because I had a granny smith (i.e. a “real” green apple), a red apple and another one that I had bought believing it was a green granny smith but actually wasn’t. It was like a mix between a yellow and green one. Having learnt at uni that there are more than 7000 varieties of apples, I guess the one I had was one of them.
So having all these apples that weren’t in peak condition, I decided to make a pie. Easy, fast, yummy. The only thing I needed was puff pastry. I went out to buy it but somehow, either going towards the supermarket or once there, I managed to completely forget and remember this great plan later that Saturday evening when all shops, even in Spain, were closed. Sigh.
Then this happened:
A fellow female blogger (bloggess?) called Paula commented on one of my posts and off I went to check out her blog. Among other interesting things, she had this different and interesting looking recipe for an apple cake. That didn’t need puff pastry. Too much of a coincidence.
I checked and I had everything I needed, so here’s what I did. You’re going to like this: for once I even have all the grams and numbers and stuff. Incredible right?!
flour 110 grs
butter 150 grs
sugar 60 grs
baking powder 11 grs
vanilla extract (unless it’s already in your sugar)
a pinch of salt
cinnamon to taste
apples. Paula used 4, but I had only 3.
Did you preheat the oven? Well, you can always do that now. It needs to be at 170^C.
…so thank you Paula! Your recipe was greatly appreciated and will definitely be used again and again and again!