04 September, 2009

Oh, it's almost gone!



I don't want to talk about Autumn yet, I prefer enjoying the end of the summer for now. So I'm just warming up and so is my kitchen.
But I couldn't avoid making this pie. The ripe fruit on my kitchen counter was just waiting to be used in something... and I was really craving something sweet and fruity for days.
The combo of fruit turned into a great, soft, melting mixture... surrounded by a soft and still slightly crispy pie crust.
There's one bad thing though!!! I've been eating it since yesterday evening and it's almost gone. I'll have to be strong and save at least one piece for tomorrow morning and have a good start of the day.
Baking another one would be too dangerous.

AUTUMN FRUIT PIE

200 g flour
100 + 20 g sugar
120 g butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 apples (Golden)
1 peach
3-4 plums
cornstarch, powdered sugar

Sift the flour and baking powder on a kneading board, add 100 g of sugar and chopped cold butter. Rub with your hands to get rough crumbs. Add the egg and vanilla extract.

Bring everything together, knead shortly and form a ball. I added a bit more flour because... I don't know, it was hot and my dough was quite sticky. However, wrap it in a plastic wrap and leave in the fridge for half an hour.

Wash, peel and core apples. Chop them, and cook for 10 minutes with 20 g of sugar and 1-2 tablespoons of water. Let them cool.
Peel and chop the peach and the plums. Both peaches and plums that I had were very ripe and juicy. In case yours are hard, you might want to cook them with apples and soften them a bit.
Mix all the fruit together and add a few teaspoons of lemon juice.

Take about 2/3 of the dough and press it into a shallow 24 cm cake tin, covering the bottom and the sides up to about 2 cm.

Pour the fruit in and level with a spoon. Sprinkle with a tablespoon or two of cornstarch.

Roll out the rest of the dough (over a piece of plastic wrap) and cover the pie. Make a few holes for vents. Trim the upper disc if necessary and seal the edges pressing lightly with a fork.

Bake in an oven preheated to 180°C for about 40 minutes or until golden.
Let it cool in the tin and then flip on a plate and then on a cooling rack.


Sprinkle with powdered sugar

and serve with some whipped cream or vanilla icecream.



(Ita)
TORTA CON LA FRUTTA D'AUTUNNO

200 g di farina
100 + 20 g zucchero semolato
120 g di burro freddo
1 uovo
1 cucchiaino (=1 fialetta) di estratto di vaniglia
1 cucchiaino di lievito per i dolci
2 mele Golden
1 pesca (o nettarina)
3-4 susine
amido di mais, zucchero a velo

Setacciate la farina con il lievito su una spianatoia. Aggiungete 100 g di zucchero e il burro freddo tagliato a pezzetti. Strofinate con le mani per ottenere delle briciole. Aggiungete l'uovo e l'estratto di vaniglia. Impastate tutto velocemente. Se la frolla è troppo appiccicosa, aggiungete un altro po' di farina. Formate un panetto, avvolgetelo nella pellicola trasparente e lasciatelo in frigo per 30 minuti.
Lavate e sbucciate le mele, tagliatele a pezzettini e cuocete in una casseruola con 20 g di zucchero e un paio di cucchiai di acqua per 10 minuti. Lasciatele raffreddare.
Sbucciate anche la pesca e le susine, tagliatele a pezzettini e aggiungete alle mele.
Rivestite con 2/3 di pasta uno stampo rotondo a bordi bassi di circa 24 cm di diametro. Riempite la torta con la frutta, cospargetela con 1-2 cucchiai di amido di mais. Stendete il resto della pasta sopra un pezzo di pellicola trasparente e coprite la torta, ritagliate la pasta in eccesso e sigillate i bordi con una forchetta. Praticate dei buchi in superficie perché il vapore possa uscire.
Cuocete nel forno già caldo a 180°C per circa 40 minuti.
Lasciatela intiepidire su una gratella per dolci. Cospargete con zucchero a velo e servite con il gellato o la panna montata.

Mando questa torta a Betty, per la sua Raccolta di Stagione: Settembre






(Cro)
JESENJSKA VOĆNA PITA

200 g brašna
100 + 20 g šećera
120 g hladnog maslaca
1 jaje
1 žličica praška za pecivo
1 žličica ekstrakta vanilije
2 jabuke (Zlatni delišes)
1 breskva (ili nektarina)
3-4 velike šljive
škrobno brašno, šećer u prahu

Prosijte brašno s praškom za pecivo, dodajte 100 g šećera i hladan maslac narezan na listiće. Trljajte vršcima prstiju da dobijete mrvice. Umiješajte jaje i ekstrakt vanilije pa brzo umijesite i oblikujte kuglu. Ako je tijesto premekano i ljepljivo dodajte još malo brašna. Omotajte prozirnom folijom i ostavite u hladnjaku 30 minuta.
Operite i ogulite jabuke. Narežite ih na komadiće, pa prokuhajte 10-ak minuta s 20 g šećera i 1-2 žlice vode. Ostavite da se ohlade.
Ogulite i narežite na komadiće i ostalo voće, pa pomiješajte s jabukama.
Odvojite 2/3 tijesta i utisnite u niski okrugli kalup promjera 24 cm, pokrijte dno i stranice do oko 2 cm. Uspite voće i poravnajte, pospite s 1-2 žlice škrobnog brašna.
Razvaljajte ostatak tijesta (na podlozi pokrivenoj prozirnom folijom), pa njime prekrijte pitu. Odrežite višak tijesta i pritisnite rubove vilicom. Napravite otvore na površini da para može izlaziti.
Pecite u pećnici zagrijanoj na 180°C, oko 40 minuta ili dok ne porumeni.
Ostavite da se hladi na rešetki za kolače.
Pospite šećerom u prahu i poslužite po želji sa sladoledom ili tučenim slatkim vrhnjem.

24 comments:

  1. That looks wicked good. The crust looks different than the kind I'm used to. What's the texture like?

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  2. Hi Dajana, Aren't fruit pie/cakes just the best? This looks yummy! Please stop by my blog on my AUgust 5th post . . . I have something for you. You were away on holiday while it was posted. ~ roz

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  3. * Thanks, GarlicBoss
    *Bob, the crust is the best I've ever tried. It's at the same time soft, and crumbly, and crisp, and simply melts in your mouth together with the fruit. Simply gorgeous.
    *Hi, Bella, it's true, nothing beats fruit pies and cakes. I'll check your blog in a sec.

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  4. You did it again! What a great looking pastry!

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  5. How delicious this looks with the fresh plums. I just love pies like this! Such a lovely treat.

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  6. man, you make the best ever pastries and pies! they always turn out so pretty.

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  7. *Cathy, oh sure, baking is the best mood remedy.
    *Reeni, I know, I didn't think I was very fond of plums in pies, but this turned out so lovely.
    * :))) Dani, don't make me blush.

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  8. ma è una delizia!! una fetta???

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  9. wow this is great and I love the shape of the pie tin yummy

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  10. *La prossima volta, Federica. Ci troviamo a prendere un caffé
    *Thanks, Rebecca, you know I got that silicone mould for free with a food magazine. And it happens to be the one I'm using most.

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  11. Delizioso ummm posso averne una fettina ?

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  12. Certo, Nanny, offro volentieri

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  13. Your desserts are always so impressive! I wish I had your talent!

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  14. bellissima questa torta, deve essere squisita! complimenti anche per il tuo blog...poliglotta..!
    ciao Reby

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  15. I can hardly see my computer, I've been working all day, but I can see you, DD :O

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  16. Your pie is beautiful and perfect for the end of summer! ;0)

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  17. è deliziosa, grazie Dajana!
    l'ho appena pubblicata, baci e buona settimana.

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  18. Giusto mi andrebbe una fetta per la colazione.
    Baci

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  19. Che bella torta!!!! ormai l'autunno è alle porte... e questa torta ne fa venire ancora più voglia!!!! ciao ciao Pasquy

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  20. This looks like a delicious end of summer fruit pie!

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