Sunday, September 16, 2012

Blackberry and apple pie

A few days ago we went balckberry foraging. It was simply amazing. To start with we didn't see many but then a kind lady with a dog came around and told us "the spot". There we found a lot, really a lot... we were like "We've hit the jack pot!" It seems the blackberries were appearing more as we picked... it was just endless.

We filled about half of our big box, which I believe was more than 5kg...It's not bad considering I was carrying a 6kg baby and Andy wasn't prepared well enough (he had shorts on and was getting cut by the thorns...;(...)

So, back in the kitchen I made the ultimate classic, Blackberry and apple pie. I made blackberry jam and apple compote (yes, apples were from our garden!) to go in the pie. Based on Andy's request I used a "healthy pie pastry".

The jam oozed out a bit while being in the oven but the pie came out very pretty. The combination of sharp blackberry jam and juicy apple went very well in the light pastry. And as usual..., those little pies were gone before we knew... (My intention of having "A" little pie has never worked...)

Here is the healthyish pie pastry:
Flour 250g
Baking powder 1/2 tsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Warm water 150ml

1. Combine flour and baking powder. Mix water and oil well.
2. Add liquid into flour mixture and bring them together. (do not over work. The dough doesn't need to be super smooth.)
3. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to 2mm thickness and place on a tart tin.

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