Friday, October 30, 2015

APPLE SQUARES, TOPPED WITH MERINGUE /PLACINTA CU MERE SI BEZEA/



(my chilhood most loved  fall dessert)



 CRUST
  
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cup   all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup walnuts chopped (optional)


 My mother's recipe book:



APPLE FILING:
5 lb. apple, cored, peeled and thin sliced +
2 tablespoons sugar

MERINGUE:
4  egg whites (120g)+1 cup sugar (200g) +
1teaspoonlemon juice +
 (optional), 1 cup sliced walnuts, fold in before topping the apple squares.  






DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.
 In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. Stir this into the butter/sugar mixture. Stir in the oats. Add raisins and walnuts, if using them.
At this point you can either chill the dough 2h, up to next day.







SET UP:

Next day, on a greased oven pan 10”/13” roll thin dough having a little margin up.




Add apple prepared for strudel (5 lb. sliced apple, add 2 tablespoon of sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon).





Add meringue on top: 4 egg whites, one teaspoon lemon juice and 1 cup sugar, well whipped. One can add 1 cup walnuts, sliced, in the meringue after is whipped. 








Bake 275F for an hour. 



Cut in squares, as it is warm.




Bone Appetite, or as we say in Romanian "pofta buna!"



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