Sunday, October 22, 2006

Midnight apple pie (recipe)

One of life’s little niceties is to do the unexpected. Somewhat forbidden perhaps. And of course one shouldn’t be caught doing it, preferably. Yes it can be those utterly childish but oh so giggly fun things, that leaves you with an aching tummy.

Like writing foul words on over snowed car-windows in the middle of a cold, cold winter night. Or dancing naked in the summer-rain - if you’re the courageous sort you dance round and round the house, if your not, stay in the closed in garden.

Be naughty and turn the day into night and vice versa. Between you and me, yes I do believe you’re the most creative and productive in the middle of the night. When your time is only yours. When the silence and darkness speaks of great deeds to be done, goals to be achieved - a pity though that all these great, world-changing ideas somewhat wither and fade when night-time turns into daytime. Mostly.

Why not act a bit crazy and make good food in the middle of the night? Perhaps an apple-pie, as comforting as ever, here comes a recipe of a simple but oh so tasty one. I got the recipe from my mother in law, so it should be called Kajsa’s apple-pie I suppose. Though I find the name Midnight’s apple pie a bit more tantalizing…

Midnight apple pie (á la Kajsa)

100 g butter
3 dl rolled oats
1,5 dl sugar
0,5 dl wheat flour
2 tbsp milk
4-6 apples

Preheat the oven to 175° C

Peal and slice the apples, put them in a pie- or baking tin. Sprinkle with cinnamon or cardamom if you like. Melt the butter and then stir down the flour, sugar, milk to a smooth mixture. Add the oat groats, bring the mixture to a slight boil. Then spread it over the sliced apples. Bake it in the preheated oven about 20-30 minutes. The crusty top should be light brown and caramelised.

Enjoy with whipped cream, homemade (of course!) custard or vanilla ice-cream.

And yes it can be made during day-time too, and eaten both day and night. But personally I believe it's best made and best appreciated during the magic dark hours...


Anne said...

Yum, that looks really good! :) (grouts - I think the more common word is sprouts?)

Pia K said...

Or is it grain? Hulled oats? Sprouts, då tänker jag groddar eller brysselkål, vad knepigt det är... Men du vet säkert bäst:)

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