I made my grandma’s apple pie recipe. The ingredients you will need are:
- 8oz sifted self raising flour
- 4oz margarine
- 5/6 medium cooking apples
- 2 tablespoons of caster sugar
- very cold water
Core and chop the cooking apples into small pieces, add the caster sugar and stew for a few minutes on a strong heat (don’t add any water, but do stir regularly). Meanwhile rub the sifted, self raising flour into the margarine (it helps to have this at room temperature, but that isn’t essential). Then add a little very cold water at a time until you have a nice pastry dough. Roll out on a floured board and line a large pie dish with the pastry (I used a little over half the dough for this). Put in the apples and place a pastry lid on top. Seal the edges with a fork, slit the middle with a knife and few time and decorate with scraps of pastry, if you like. Cook at gas mark 5/190 degrees for about quarter of an hour.
My Grandma’s apple pie is a quick and easy recipe to follow and it’s very forgiving. It’s a very seasonal September recipe too and a great way of using up some windfall apples.
The OXO Good Grips Flour Sifter was easy to use: you just take off the top and put your flour inside. Replace the top and remove the bottom. You only need to shake gently for the flour to come out. It can be used to dust your rolling surface with flour too.