This is my entry to OS 2 which is a brainchild of Siri and Dhivya..Am indeed amazed by how this Duo manage to conduct such innovative events amidst their work..Here is the cute riddle written by Dhivya..When I read the word 'forbidden' I guessed the fruit should be 'apple'..
A moniker in my name for a city
A phrase with me will make you cherished
I am so good for you in my utter simplicity
In Medical dictionary the fact so furnished
I am so famous in the world of bytes
Known for many aspects of usage
I am fat and rotound and make crunchy bites
My fame known from many religious traditions - right from the old age
Am, I forbidden? Or mystical ?
or the eternal giver of Youth
I consists of five internal carpels
Am good for good health of your mouth
I am as basic a fruit as you can think of
Or as hard if you dont try enough
If You eat me on a day to day basis
Then you dont have worry about anything - be it cold or dry cough
And here goes my creation using this forbidden fruit..
IngredientsFor the crust
All purpose flour / maida - 2 cups
Ice water - 4 teaspoons
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar - 1 teaspoon
Butter - 1 stick
For the filling
Apples - 2 or 3 depending on the size of your pie
Sugar - 1/2 cup (depends on how tart the apples are)Brown sugar can also be used
Cinnamon powder - 2 teaspoons
Lime juice - 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon (optional)
AP Flour - 1 spoon
Sieve the flour,sugar and salt together..Add the butter and using your finger tips mix it together so that it forms a crumbled mixture..`Add the ice water and mix well..Knead to form a dough..Refridgerate for about half an hour so that it turns firm..
Meanwhile prepare the filling..Core and slice the apples finely..Combine it along with the limejuice,sugar,cinnamon and vanilla extract..Leave it for ten minutes until the juices flow out..Add the flour to thicken..
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Divide the dough into two parts..For the lower crust roll the dough into a large circle with a rolling pin..Spray the pie pan (alternatively, a shallow round cake pan can be used) with non-stick spray and lay the rolled out dough over it..Spread the filling evenly over the dough..Dot with small pieces of butter..For the top crust spread the other part of the dough evenly into a circle using a rolling pin..Using a knife or a cookie cutter form thin strips of about 1 inch thick and lay each strip over the filling so as to cover the filling as desired..A weave pattern can also be made for the upper crust..Alternatively,instead of doing such patterns just place the rolled out dough over the filling and make three slits in the centre..
For more details about making a lattice top crust check out this video..Crimp the edges of the lower and upper crust using fingers or with a fork..Give an egg wash over the top for a nice golden colour..You can also brush the top with milk instead of using eggs..
Place on lowest rack in oven preheated to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for 30 to 35 minutes longer.
Serve warm or cold.I had it with vanilla Icecream..Yummo!