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Cotswolds inspired APPLE TART

Cotswolds inspired APPLE TART

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Few weeks back I posted a photo of these apple tarts on my Instagram. It made everyone hungry…(So I assume :)) Since then, few people messaged me for the recipe and I thought I should share it with the world. So here it is!

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I bake this tart often because in the Lubases house we love the combination of buttery pastry and melting in the mouth apple filling spiced with our favourite vanilla. It’s our comfort food whenever we want to spoil ourselves a little.

The recipe came to life after one of our visits to the Cotswolds, one of my favourite places on the planet. Its local food always inspire me to prepare something….homely…cosy…and comforting. This time it also had to be sweet 🙂

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RECIPE:

Pastry:

  • 300 g plain flour
  • 210 g butter, cold
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 4-6 tablespoons of cold water
    Sift the flour into a medium bowl, add the rest of ingredients, rub them together with your fingers and then knead to create a smooth pastry. Add some cold water and if the mixture feels too crumbly add a little bit more. Divide the pastry into two parts, one slightly bigger than the other (or 4 parts if you make two smaller tarts, again 2 parts slightly bigger),flatten the pastry into discs(it will roll better),wrap with cling film and put in the fridge for 30min -1 hour.

Apple filling:

  • 1.2 kg of apples, firm and hard
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • sugar to taste – around 6 tablespoons
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla paste or seeds of 1 vanilla pod (you can add more)

Squeeze the lemon juice and pour it into a larger container. Peel the apples,remove seeds, chop and mix with lemon juice. Add sugar and vanilla seeds and cook for around 15 minutes until soft. Let it cool down.

Also:

  • 1 egg beaten for brushing

Method

Take the pastry out the fridge. Roll out the bigger part first(it’s the bottom of your pie) and line one 25cm tin or two smaller tins. Prick the pastry with a fork and fill it with apple pieces.
Now roll out a smaller part, cut into stripes(thick or thin) and arrange them on the top.

Coat with beaten egg. You can also sprinkle it with coarse brown sugar.

Bake at 190 degrees C for about 45 – 50 minutes. Remove, let it cool.

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I think I must’ve said it million times before…the world takes my breath away. I watch it every day and I cannot feel any different but be grateful to be alive. I haven’t been everywhere (it’s on my list though!) but there are places out there that I LOVE to go back to. Places I want to discover deeper. Places that make my heart beat faster. The Cotswolds is undoubtedly one of them.

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It hasn’t been called chocolate box region of England without a reason. Every village is filled with its own unique flavour, it surprises, inspires and leaves you craving for more.

It has everything I love. Calmness, serenity, warmth, relaxed atmosphere and the views so picturesque that you want to scream.

It’s so friendly and welcoming that it instantly makes you feel at home.

Not to mention how incredibly tasty it is! With all the amazing local products even the simplest dish seems to be an unforgettable experience.
I fall in love more and more with this place every time I visit it…..

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A SHORT LIST OF my FAVOURITE PLACES in the COTSWOLDS:

BROADWAY
BOURTON ON THE WATER
CASTLE COMBE
KINGHAM
CIRENCESTER
DAYLESFORD FARM

To eat:
THE WILD RABBIT
THE POTTING SHED
THE PORCH HOUSE

MY suggestion:

Get up early and see the true beauty of those places before it gets too busy 😉

 

 

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23 komentarze


  1. Ev@shades of cinnamon

    26/04/2016 at 12:26

    Such beautiful food styling Bea, and your apple pie looks mouthwatering. I agree with you, the Cotswolds is an amazing part of the world.

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    • Bea

      28/04/2016 at 20:11

      Thank you so much Ev!

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  2. Lynn | The Road to Honey

    30/04/2016 at 11:49

    Cotswolds seems like such a magical place Bea. I can see why you love it there. These pies are such a beautiful way to bring the memories and vibes back home.

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    • Bea

      02/05/2016 at 09:03

      Ohhh Lynn it really is!Thank you for your lovely words!

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  3. Valérie ILoveCakes

    05/05/2016 at 13:27

    Wow… This is the first time I read your blog and this post is just so beautiful ! I can almost feel the atmosphere you’re talking about, and I love the architecture. Your food styling is amazing, I love the use of old papers, twine, vintage table… everything is so perfect ! I added your feed to my favourites so I won’t miss any future post 😉

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    • Bea

      10/05/2016 at 21:32

      Awww!!!Thank you so much for stopping by!Your beautiful words brought a massive smile on my face 😉

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  4. supriya

    16/05/2016 at 14:12

    It’s amazing.. is there is any alternative for egg?

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    • Bea

      16/05/2016 at 22:56

      Hi!Thank you!Hmmm unfortunately I don’t know what would work instead of the eggs here…Sorry I can’t help!

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  5. Ellie | from scratch, mostly

    19/05/2016 at 07:06

    This is a gorgeous post and that tart looks so perfect!!!! I’d love to take a hearty slice right now. <33

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    • Bea

      20/05/2016 at 20:58

      Thank you so much Ellie!

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  6. Yasmin

    21/05/2016 at 14:13

    What a beautiful and inspiring post! That tart looks so delicious! I absolutely love your views on life and the world. Beautiful xx

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    • Bea

      22/05/2016 at 22:38

      Thank you so much Yasmin!!!

      Reply

  7. Anne

    21/05/2016 at 16:05

    This is so beautiful! The city, the tarte, your photos, EVERYTHING!!

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    • Bea

      22/05/2016 at 22:38

      Thank you Anne!!!

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  8. Karen

    23/05/2016 at 03:39

    Bea, my heart is filled with sunshiny warmth upon my first visit to your blog! I became so enamored with this post that I fluttered to a few others… and each was a treat. You are a gift! Have a beautiful day. 🙂

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    • Bea

      24/05/2016 at 21:51

      Karen!!!Thank you so much for your beautiful words!!!Hugs xx

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  9. Elaine Cobb

    19/06/2016 at 19:46

    I am so glad your lively apple tart caught my eye. It sounds wonderful.
    I so enjoyed my trip to Cotswold through your photos. I was able to get the feel of Cotswold and see why you love it.
    This was a lovely post. Thank you.

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    • Bea

      19/06/2016 at 19:50

      Thank you Elaine!I’m sure you will enjoy it!It’s so delicious…Ohhh and the Cotswolds, such a magical place 🙂

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  10. Elaine Cobb

    19/06/2016 at 19:47

    That would be lovely apple tart, not lively. lol

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  11. Dorota

    10/02/2017 at 12:56

    Cześć :):) Na wstępie gratuluję cudownej strony i pięknych zdjęć. Mam pytanie dotyczące przepisu. Czy ilość masła nie jest zbyt duża? Tak się zastanawiam, gdyż chciałabym upiec to ciasto. Czy jest kruche, czy bardziej twarde?

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    • Bea

      02/03/2017 at 19:02

      Hej Dorota!Dziekuje Ci bardzo!Przepraszam,że tak późno odpisuje.Ciasto bedzie kruche a ilość masła jest poprawna, możesz także użyć mniej 🙂

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  12. An angel at my table

    23/09/2017 at 10:04

    Yes I want to go!!!

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    • Bea

      25/09/2017 at 13:28

      It really is so beautiful!!!!

      Reply

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