Well, ain’t that surprising. Yet again I give you something else but bread.
Apologizes for that – the bread recipe is still under a little construction. Have to change so many things to make it work. For some reason American recipes never seem to work with European ingredients that easily. Guess the flour and water are so different over there!
Instead I post here my favourite sweet pie recipe, which my mother has given me. It’s very simple and delicious.
Dough, makes several little berry pies or one bigger one
150g Soft margarine/butter
4dl Wheat flour
1/2ts Baking powder
Enough of strawberries/blueberries/cherries/.. and sugar
1. Whisk the sugar and soft margarine ’till fluffy.
2. Add the egg and whisk ’till fully combined.
3. Mix together the baking powder and flour. Add some vanilla sugar, if you wish to.
4. Add the flour mixture into the dough and mix ’till smooth. Don’t whisk too much.
5. Cling film the dough and place into fridge for about 30 minutes.
6. Crush the berries a bit and add about 1/2dl sugar per 4dl of berries. If this mixture looks really liquid, you can add 1/2-1 tbs starch to firm it up.
7. Heat up the oven to 250 °C. If you are making one bigger pie, then 200 °C is enough.
8. Take half of the dough out and cut it into 8-12 equal pieces, depending on the size of your baking forms. Press the dough onto the bottom and edges of the molds. Pour in the filling until full.
9. Then roll out the other half of the dough. Use flour to avoid the dough from sticking everywhere. Cut out pieces to cover your molds. Make some air holes/decorations on the top with fork.
10. Bake the smaller pies on the mid-level and bigger pie on the bottom level of the oven. The pies are ready when they are beautifully light golden brown.
11. Let the pies cool down a while in their molds. Then turn them over and hope that they come off prettily. If you made a bigger pie, do leave it into its mold.
These pies can be served warm or cool, they are yummy both ways! And why not serving some vanilla sauce with ’em!
Mine had cherries and strawberries. First time I tried this in bigger size, perhaps the cover dough would have required some more flour in it. Wasn’t too easy to handle! Despite the looks, the taste is as delicious as always.
ps. Got an interview on Monday – wish me luck!