Gluten Free Apple Pie

Gluten Free Apple Pie

Gluten Free Apple Pie

Gluten Free Apple Pie
Gluten Free Apple Pie
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Servings Prep Time
16 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
30 min
Servings Prep Time
16 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
30 min
Gluten Free Apple Pie
Gluten Free Apple Pie
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
16 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
30 min
Servings Prep Time
16 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
Filling
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Put the flour and butter into a large bowl.
  2. Rub the flour and butter together till it resembles breadcrumbs, using a fork or your fingers.
  3. Then mix in the granulated sugar.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the water and egg.
  5. Quickly combine the dry and wet mixtures (I used an electric hand whisk). The consistency will be slightly sticky and wet.
  6. Wrap the pastry in film and rest it for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 200 C / 180 C Fan / Gas 6.
  8. In a new large bowl, mix together the golden caster sugar, cinnamon and cornflour.
  9. Peel the apples and pat with kitchen paper (Bramley apples have more moisture than needed for the pie).
  10. Chop the apples into strips, then cut the strips into thirds (halves may be too big but up to you).
  11. Add the apples to the sugar mixture and toss well, trying to cover all apples.
  12. After 30 minutes has passed since resting the pastry, halve the the dough into two balls and roll each out between two pieces of cling film (using extra flour here may have the pastry too dry and too hard when baked so try not to).
  13. Line a 23cm (9 in) pie dish (widest diameter measured) with one of the pastry rounds, then add the apple mixture.
  14. Cover all this with the second piece of pastry. Trim and seal the edges, then cut air slits on the top lid in your own design.
  15. To make sure a nice golden colour is acheived, brush over some milk on the top of the pie.
  16. Bake the pie for 30 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Recipe Notes

Please remember that food prepared for allergies must be prepared in a totally clean area and away from any food content that isn’t part of the recipe.

Only use totally clean utensils, clean mixer and clean mixing bowls.

Everything you use must be totally free from any food product that isn’t part of the menu, please be careful because cross contamination is easily done without realising it.

Don’t use wooden utensils.

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Vanilla cream filling

Vanilla cream filling

Vanilla cream filling
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Servings Prep Time
8 people 10 min
Cook Time Passive Time
5 min 30 min
Servings Prep Time
8 people 10 min
Cook Time Passive Time
5 min 30 min
Vanilla cream filling
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8 people 10 min
Cook Time Passive Time
5 min 30 min
Servings Prep Time
8 people 10 min
Cook Time Passive Time
5 min 30 min
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Combine the milk and vanilla extract; bring to the boil.
  2. Beat egg yolks and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in the cornflour.
  4. Gradually pour in hot milk, stirring constantly.
  5. In a double boiler, cook the mixture over medium high heat for 2-4 minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. Reduce heat and whisk the mixture for few more minutes.
  7. Set aside to cool before using as required.
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Black Forest cake

Black Forest cake in Ellesmere Port

Black Forest cake

Black Forest Gateau! This may seem like a chore to make, but the end result is well worth it. Layers of chocolate sponge, black cherry topping and whipped cream icing.

Black Forest cake in Ellesmere Port
Black Forest cake
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Black Forest cake
Servings Prep Time
12 people 1 huor
Cook Time
35 min
Servings Prep Time
12 people 1 huor
Cook Time
35 min
Black Forest cake in Ellesmere Port
Black Forest cake
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Black Forest cake
Servings Prep Time
12 people 1 huor
Cook Time
35 min
Servings Prep Time
12 people 1 huor
Cook Time
35 min
Ingredients
sponge
cherry filling
Cream Icing
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour two 23cm (9 in) round cake tins; cover bottoms with baking parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, 400g sugar, cocoa, baking powder, bicarb and salt. Add eggs, milk, oil and 1 tablespoon vanilla; beat until well blended. Pour cake mixture into prepared tins.
  3. Bake for 35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into centre comes out clean. Cool layers in tins on wire racks for 10 minutes. Loosen edges, and remove to racks to cool completely.
  4. To make the cherry filling: Drain cherries, reserving 125ml juice. Combine reserved juice, cherries, 200g sugar and cornflour in a 2 litre saucepan. Cook over low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Cool before using.
  5. To make the icing: Combine whipping cream and icing sugar in a chilled bowl. Beat with an electric mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form.
  6. With long serrated knife, split each cooled cake layer horizontally in half. Break one split layer apart into crumbs; set aside. Reserve 1/4 of the whipped cream icing for decorating cake; set aside. Gently brush loose crumbs off top and side of each cake layer with pasty brush or hands.
  7. To assemble: Place one cake layer on cake plate. Spread with whipped cream icing, then top with 180ml cherry topping. Top with second cake layer; repeat layers of whipped cream icing and cherry topping. Top with third cake layer. Ice side of cake. Pat reserved crumbs onto icing on side of cake. Spoon reserved icing into pastry bag fitted with star tip. Pipe around top and bottom edges of cake. Spoon remaining cherry topping onto top of cake.
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