Monday, 24 September 2012

Apple Pie à la Mode :)

Autumn is here with its best seasonal fruit :D What better way to celebrate this than by baking a traditional American apple pie;)

3 Tbsps of water
1 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
1 cup of all-purpose flour
125g butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 tsp of salt

3 large apples
1 package of bought apple pie spices 
2 tsps of lemon juice


Chop the apples into small cubes and coat them in the spice mixture and lemon juice. Set aside and prepare the dough. 

Mix the flour with butter, add salt and water. The combined ingredients divide into 2 bowls and roll out. Put one piece at the bottom of a tart tin, spread the filling and cover it with the second piece. Put the cake into a preheated oven (250°C) and bake for an hour. 

Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream;D

Sunday, 2 September 2012

White chocolate macadamia nut cookies :)

Today I finally managed to buy macadamia nuts - which, believe me, is not an easy task in my country...
Of course I instantly set my mind on baking some delicious macadamia cookies:) In this post I present you with the result of my white chocolate macadamia nut cookie adventure :D

2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cups ground almonds 
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup margarine, melted
1/4 cup honey
1 tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
1/2 bar of white chocolate, chopped
1 cup blueberries
some brown sugar for sprinkling the cookies


Combine the melted margarine with 1 tbsp vanilla. Add whole wheat flour, ground almonds and baking soda. Mix until combined and add white chocolate. Make round cookies on a peace of parchment paper, gently fold in the blueberries  into the cookies and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake in 180°C for about 8 minutes or until golden, enjoy - as always;)

I dedicate this recipe to all those cookie monsters around the world!:D