Sometimes, no matter how hot it is starting to get, you’re willing to fire up the oven and bake something to satisfy a craving. Which is just what I did today. And here is the craving I satisfied.
It is an apple torte recipe that I have come to quickly adore. Join me as I make this recipe for the 2nd time. Try it out yourself. You won’t regret it and I highly recommend it.
First, you need to find all of your ingredients. Here they are:
4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick), 1 cup of sugar, 1 egg, 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1/8 tsp salt, 2-3 large granny smith apples
Peel, core, and slice your apples. The original recipe calls for you to just slice the apples into regular, thin apple slices. Since I wanted to make something bento-suitable, I cut mine into smaller pieces.
In a bowl, put 1 cup of sugar and your 1/2 a stick of softened butter. If you were using fairly frozen butter like I was, pop it into the microwave for 15 seconds, nuked at 5 second intervals. Works like a charm.
Cream your butter and sugar together.
Add one egg.
Beat it all together.
In another bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Sift it all together. If you are like me and don’t actually own a sifter, use a whisk to help you “sift” the ingredients. I read that somewhere once. It works wonderfully! Dump this mixture into the butter, egg, sugar mix and beat together…
to form a bit of a batter. Pour your apples into the batter and mix together. Sorry, forgot to take a picture of this step. But I’m sure you can figure it out!
Find the baking dish(es) you plan to use and spray generously with non-stick spray.
Fill them with your apple and batter mixture. Don’t fill all the way to the top. If you do, this rises a bit in baking and will spill over.
If you have some of the silicon cups for your bento box, bake a few of these in those cups. Makes a great addition to your bento!
Pop everything into a 350 degree oven and bake for approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour, or until just brown.
Take them out and look at them in all of their baked glory.
Look at one really closely. Notice how it’s just calling your name.
For the sake of my audience here, I listened to this little torte, and scooped some out…
It is way more delicious than it looks! And I, quite immodestly, think it looks pretty darn good. Bon appetit!
|Recipe: Apple Torte|
- 4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2-3 large granny smith apples
- Peel, core, and slice apples.
- In a bowl, cream butter and sugar together.
- Add one egg. Beat it into the mixture.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix using a whisk, which acts as a sifter as well.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet a bit at at time, beating together until well incorporated. This will create a batter.
- Add apples to the batter and mix together.
- Bake in silicone muffin cups, for easy lunch box sizing.
- Spray muffin cups generously with non-stick spray.
- Fill muffin cups apple and batter mixture. Fill cups 3/4 full.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven and bake for approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour, or until just brown.