Sunday, September 30, 2007

Apple Pie

With so many apples in my garden, it would naturally lead me to make apple pie for almost any occasion.
Apple sauce- boil peeled apples with a mix of plain sugar and vanilla sugar and add cinnamon sticks. Boil until it turns soft to the point of becoming a sauce when mixed.

Pastry:- 100 g flour
50 g butter
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

1. Make pastry by mixing butter into flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add 2 tbs cold water, baking powder and salt and mix to a dough.
2. Line a baking dish with pastry, pour in the apple sauce (after cooled) and top with decorative pastry strips. Bake at 200 degrees for 1/2 hour. Serve.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Low Fat Brownies

I was craving for something chocolatey and fudgey- without the fat. This is what I eventually came up with:

1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp baking powder

1. Just combine everything in a large bowl- bake at 180 degrees for 1/2 hour. It tastes like the real thing.
P.S if you want it to be healthier, you can add baby food prunes to the dish and cut back on the sugar.