A as Appeltaart

The Appeltaart recipe by our ambassador Mony:

  • base 
    • 250 gr. of flour 
    • 175 gr. of soft butter 
    • 80 gr. of sugar 
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tsp of cinnamon (powder) 
  • filling
    • 1 kg. of apples (Mony used the Golden ones)
    • 50 gr. of sugar 
    • 70 gr. of raisin 
    • 3 tsp of cinnamon (powder)
  • garnish (added by di Mony)
    • cream
    • 2 tsp of icing sugar
    • powder of cinnamon
Wash the raisin and put it in water to soften. Knead all the ingredients for the base (keep a part of one egg) and form a smooth ball. Put it into the fridge for about 1 hour to rest (covered with cellophane). Then, take 3/4 of the knead (leave the rest into the fridge), roll it with the rolling pin up to reach a layer of at least 1 cm. Oil a backing tray and put the knead, taking care that it stick the bottom and the walls. Sprinkle bread crumb on the bottom to absorb the liquid from the apples. Preheat the hoven to 170° C.
Wash, peel and cut the apples. Once cut, put them on a bowl with cold water, to avoid that blacken. Then, drain the apples, put them on a dishcloth and dry very well. Put again the bowl (without the water), season with the sugar and the raisin (dried). Put all in the backing tray forming a uniform layer. Take the remaining knead, roll it and form strips of about 2 cm. and put them over the apples, crossing them together. Brush the remaining egg and put into the hoven for 1 hour or more. The surface has to become well golden. Serve the cake with whipped cream sweeten with icing sugar and cinnamon..

In our cooking trip around the European Community countries, the Appeltaart represents The Netherlands.
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with some islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. 

Dutch recipes of the European Community Culinary ABC (en alphabetic order, of course):
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