Baking is my way to work off stress. Working with my hands, beeing creativ and to have a product in the end settles me and makes me happy. It’s my balance to school and learnig and it’s necessairy for me. So yesterday I decided to bake something and felt like creating something by myself. I checked our storage and saw that we had some apples which needed to be used up. Well…the result: Apple-Lemon-Ginger Tartlets. And here they are:
Apple Lemon Ginger Tartlets
1/2 tbs backing powder
125gr. cold butter
80gr. brown sugar
a pich of salt
6 small apples
juice from half a lemon
zest from 1 lemon
1 small clove fresh ginger
1 tsp brown sugar
3 egg whites
5 tbsp brown sugar
For the pastry: But all ingredients in a bowl and kneal everything together. Grease 6 or 7 souffle dishes and press the pastry in
. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Grate the apples,the ginger clove and the lemon. Add the sugar and lemon juice and mix with a spoon. Fill into the tartlets.
Beat the egg white until it’s almost stiff, then add the sugar and mix until stiff.
Cover the tartlets with the egg mixture. Bake for 25 minutes.
Note: Change the amount of ginger according to taste or use dried ginger for less flavour.
What’s your stress reducer or balance to your everyday life?
This time I’ll share a great recipe with you guys. Its a clotted cream apple cake, which I made during my Devon holidays. I was very happy with the result and I will bake the cake often. Try the recipe if you have time, its truely worth it. In Switzerland I use sour cream instead of the clotted cream, because I don’t know where to find it here… I even thought about making clotted cream by myself.
For the pastry: But all ingredients in a bowl and knead everything together. Let the pastry cool in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Grease a spring form pan and preheat the oven to 180°c. Press the pastry into the pan and make an edge.
For the topping: Peel the apples and cut them into slices. Mix together the egg, sugar, flour, cinnamon and the clotted cream. Add the apple slices and put everything into the pan.
For the streusel: Knead all ingredients together and crumble the slightly moist dough into small streusel. Spread the streusel onto the apples. Bake for 40-45 minutes.