Sweet Tooth

YOGURT PIE – EASIEST PIE EVER

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I heard about this pie from a friend of mine couple of years ago. (by the way – Thank you, Magda!!!) This was her way of convincing me me that even thought my cooking skills are well….not existent, this pie always works out! and yes 3 years later, I never managed to mess it up!

So the original name of it is actually yogurt cake and apparently the recipe comes from France – this is the first piece of baking the kids there do! After couple of years, I learnt that you can add virtually anything to it and it will taste lovely – this time the time came for last year blackberries and apples.

So you will need:

1 cup of natural yogurt (small, 200 mill), 3 cups of flour, 1 spoon and a half of baking powder, 1 cup of vegetable oil, 3 eggs, 1 cup of sugar, cooked blackberries and apples.

How to make it:

1. Mix the flour and baking powder together

2. Add the rest of ingredients (apart from fruit) and mix with a spoon till you get a smooth consistency. (Don’t over mix it)

3. Put half of the mix into the baking try, then add cooked blackberries and apples (quantity is up to you) and cover with the rest of the mix.

4. Put in preheated oven (180C) for 35min

Done! You can also do it without the fruit but add vanilla essence or lemon juice for taste.

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APPLE AND BLACKBERRY CRUMBLE

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Ingredients:

Plain flour – 100g , butter – 125g, Oats – 100g, Caster suger – 75g, Blackberries – 200g, 200g chopped apples, Granulated sugar – 5 heaped spoons.

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 190C.

2. Put the flour into the mixing bowl. Cut the butter into the small cubes and add to the flour. Rub the butter and flour between your fingertips till the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Add the oats and sugar and mix with a spoon. Leave in the fridge while you are preparing the fruit.

3. Place the blackberries and apples (chopped into small cubes) in the baking dish and spoon the granulated sugar over them.

4. Scatter the crumble mix over the blackberries and apples and put the dish in the heated oven for 35min (or till the crumble is golden)

5. Enjoy warm with double cream or ice-cream.

 

BLACKBERRY JAM

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1KG blackberries

800g sugar (you can use granulated sugar or the gelling sugar, it will set much quicker with gelling one)

1. Put the washed blackberries into a pot and simmer till they are soft.

2. Add sugar and stir till it’s all dissolved.

3. Boil for 4 min, do not stir while boiling as it will apparently slowing the process of setting.

4. Check if the jam is set by putting a little bit of it on the small plate and placing it in the fridge for 5min. If it hardens up – it’s set.

5. Pour the jam into sterilized jars (the jam should still be very hot) and seal them, either by placing wax discs over them or filling the jars to the top and closing the lid to form the seal.

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I just made 8 jars this year as I wasn’t sure how they will work out, I am really annoyed with myself now as after giving some away, we are on the last one and it’s just January! So do as many as possible, you won’t regret 😉

 

 

 

 

 

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