Apple pie tray bake

Apple pie tray bake
 
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Makes: 30 portions
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Ingredients
Dough
  • 400 gr flour
  • 200 gr sugar
  • 13 gr baking powder
  • 4gr salt
  • 220 gr cold butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 gr cold water
Filling
  • 1500 gr apples
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 100 gr raisins
  • 40 gr sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbspn custard powder
  • 1 egg yolk
Decoration:
  • 6 tbsp apricot jam
  • 2 tbspn icing sugar
Instructions
Dough
  1. Sift the flour, baking powder and sugar together in a bowl. Dice the cold butter and rub in the flour until the mixtures resembles coarse bread crumbs. Add the egg, and cold water and knead until the dough comes together. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes before rolling out.
  2. Preheat the oven to 170 °C.
  3. Line a tray with baking paper. Roll out the pastry and cover the bottom of the tray.
Filling
  1. Peel and dice the apples and mix them with the lemon juice, cinnamon, raisins and custard powder.
  2. Place the apple filling on top of the pastry leaving a 1 cm border all around. Press lightly to compress.
  3. Brush the border of the pie with the egg yolk and bake the pie at 170 °C 30 min or until done and golden brown.
  4. Place the baking tray on a wire rack to cool.
  5. When the tray bake has cooled down somewhat, place the toasted nuts on top.
  6. Brush the top and nuts with the apricot jam mixed with hot water to give it a glossy finish and to prevent it from drying out.
  7. Let the tray bake cool completely before cutting it.
Stuff to know
This quantity will fill a tray measuring 30x40 cm.
Use firm, sour apples like Gold rennet, who keep their shape.
Let the dough chill in the fridge before you roll it to make it less sticky.
Add on top before baking a crumble dough made from 100 gr flour, 100 gr oat flakes, 100 gr cold diced butter and 70 gr sugar.
Toast some nuts and place on the tray bake after baking.
Add diced dried apricots or dates to the apple filling before baking.

 

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Granola tray bake

Granola tray bake
 
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Makes: 24 portions
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Ingredients
  • 125 gr butter
  • 170 gr golden syrup
  • 100 gr demerara sugar
  • 65 gr cornflakes
  • 550 gr granola mix
Instructions
  1. Grease a baking tray with some oil and line the bottom and sides with greaseproof paper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 150 °C.
  3. Melt the butter, golden syrup and brown sugar, mixing thoroughly.
  4. Mix the granola mix and cornflakes together.
  5. When fully melted and dissolved whisk sugar mixture through the dry mix and make sure everything is completely coated.
  6. Press the mixture firmly into the prepared baking tray, using a wet spoon to compress it.
  7. Bake for 17 minutes on 150 °C.
  8. Compress once more. Leave to cool on a wire rack and portion when cold.
Stuff to know
The granols will set when cooling. Do not overbake it.
Use a granola mixture of your choice.

 

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Sticky toffee pudding

Sticky toffee pudding
 
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Makes: 12 portions
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Ingredients
Pudding
  • 250 gr dates
  • 375 gr water
  • 85 gr butter
  • 250 gr brown sugar
  • 8 gr vanilla flavouring
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 gr bicarbonate of soda
  • 250 gr self raising flour
Sauce
  • 100 gr butter
  • 150 gr brown sugar
  • 150 gr double cream
Instructions
Pudding
  1. Preheat the oven to 170˚C and butter and line a tray with baking paper
  2. Bring the dates and water to the boil, take it of the heat and leave them to rehydrate for 15 minutes.
  3. Cream the soft butter, vanilla flavouring and sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one by one and continue mixing to incorporate them in the batter.
  5. Puree the dates and their soaking water with a stick blender, add the bicarbonate of soda and fold this in the batter.
  6. Sift the self raising flour over the batter and fold it in the batter.
  7. Transfer the mixture to the prepared tin spreading it evenly.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until firm and springy to the touch. A skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Sauce
  1. Melt together the butter, sugar and cream in a saucepan over a low heat.
  2. Bring to the boil and let bubble for a couple of minutes, or until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon.
  3. Cut the pudding into portions and serve with the warm toffee sauce and ice cream.
Stuff to know
Do not overcook the pudding or it will become dry.
Replace the dates by raisins for a less expensive pudding.
This quantity will feed 12 people and fill a tray measuring 12 x 26 x 4 cm.

 

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Chocolate brownies

Chocolate brownies
 
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Makes: 20 portions
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Ingredients
  • 200 gr pure chocolate
  • 175 gr butter
  • 200 gr plain flour
  • 8 gr baking powder
  • 200 gr brown sugar
  • 1 gr salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 ml golden syrup
  • 100 gr white chocolate
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 165˚C and line the tray with baking paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a bowl on top of a pan with simmering water (au bain marie).
  3. Add the butter and let it melt as well.
  4. Mix together the plain flour, baking powder, brown sugar and salt.
  5. Whisk in one by one the eggs.
  6. Whisk in the golden syrup and then the melted chocolate and butter.
  7. Pour the batter in the lined tray and bake at 165˚C for 25 min or until a skewer inserted in the brownies comes out clean.
  8. Melt the white chocolate au bain marie. Pipe lines of white chocolate on the brownies as a decoration.
  9. Let the brownie cool on a wire rack in the tray before cutting.
Stuff to know
Do not overcook the brownie.
Add raisins, dates or chopped walnuts to the brownies.
Give the brownies a spicy kick with some ground chilli powder.
Add the zest of an orange.

 

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