Saturday, November 14, 2015

Szarlotka (Polish apple cake)

Yes....I have nothing better to do these days than to spend 2 days cooking for a silent auction dinner.  In the middle of my kitchen at 10 am, I was wondering what the heck was I thinking.  This was due in large part to my desire to do it "authentic" and playing guessing games with the metric system and my recipes.

This beautiful cake is curtesy of my pal Jola (the Jola who lives in Clovis and not the one in Warsaw....if you have been keeping score).  She was kind enough to call her Mom and get the perfect recipe.

Here it is with the non metric measurements:

3 c flour
1/2 c butter 
2 tsp baking powder
2 heaping Tbsp sour cream (or plain yogurt ....which I used since it was organic)
1/2 c powdered sugar

Mix all ingredients then divide into two balls (2/3rds and 1/3rd) and put in fridge for an hour. 
When chilled take the larger ball and press it into a greased spring form pan.  Prick with fork and bake at 350 for 15 minutes

Grate on the largest holes  8 large apples.  Squeeze a little lemon and sprinkle 2 to 3 tsps of cinnamon on top. Toss.

Place apples on top of the cooked crust then grate the last ball of dough so iris crumbles on top and bake again for 30 to 45 minutes until golden brown.