2 oz. sugar, 4 oz. butter, 8 oz. self raising flour, 1 egg, 3 large apples. Beat the sugar, butter and egg together, then add the flour. The dough is very short. Divide into 2 parts, and, placing one half on a slightly buttered tart dish, press out into round shape with the hand. Take 3 apples and put them through the mincer, sprinkle with sugar and place in the dish. Press out the other piece of dough and cover the apples. Bake in an oven that is not too hot.*
*Hints and tips:
• For a handy imperial (ounce) to metric (gram) conversion chart visit https://www.facebook. com/CWAGalston/
• “Short” in a baking context means that there is a high proportion of butter to flour which will make the dough rich, crumbly and melt-in-yourmouth, however this can make it a little difficult to roll out in a warm kitchen, refrigerating the dough prior to rolling may be helpful.
• No mincer? No problems! Thinly sliced apples will work just as well. A sprinkle of cinnamon wouldn’t go astray either.
• Go for a moderate oven at about 180°C. Bake for approximately 40 minutes checking and tenting the edges with foil after 20 minutes if needed. Allow to rest before slicing.
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