Apfelkuchen – German Apple sheet cake

Home made desert… Apfelkuchen

German Apple sheet cake

This is a really fun desert to make from fresh apples.

Tip: assemble everything before starting.  European cooking uses weight measurements. see tips for help.

Dough: 

375 gram (13oz) plain flour
1 pkg. dry yeast
50 g (2oz) sugar
2 tsp vanilla sugar
1 pinch salt
1 egg
200 ml (7 fl oz) warm milk
50g (2 oz) melted butter or margarine cooled

 

 

 

 

 

Sift flour (if not pre sifted) into mixing bowl and carefully mix in dry yeast. Add the sugar, vanilla sugar, salt, egg, milk and the melted butter.  Use dough hook of mixer to work the mixture into a dough. first at low then at high for 5 minutes.  ( If you don’t have a dough hook, use wooden cooking spoon and hand mix.)

Move dough into a new bowl which has been pre treated with a teaspoon of oil.  Turn dough so that oily side is up.  The oil keeps the dough from drying out while rising.

Cover the dough and keep it in a warm draft free place until it has visibly increased in size. (double)

Remove from bowl and turn onto a floured work surface where you briefly kneed it again.
Roll out to fit a greased cookie sheet 15 X11 inches.


Ready to rest and rise…

Lightly kneeded…


While the dough is rising; peel, quarter and slice apples.
Set out slivered almonds and rasins.After rolling out the dough and placing on cookie sheet, place apples on first then sprinkle with almonds and rasins.

I have made this desert with only apples and without nuts and rasins. It is still tasty and delicious.

Serve warn or cold with a wollup of whipped sweetened cream – or vanilla ice cream..

Ready for the oven!
Bake at 400′ – 425′ in a pre heated oven or
convection oven 350′
for 20 -30 minutes.

 

For the finishing touch mix 3 tbsp apricot jam with 1 tbsp water bring to a boil in small sauce pan.  Brush over apples when taken from oven.

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