Traditional Russian apple pie (Tatiana’s pie)
Photography by Marina Burmakina
Today Tatiana shares one of her family recipes. If you are interested to look at Tatiana’s home from our last visit, please read this post. I think almost in every Russian home there are similar recipes. Here is one of them.
1,5 cup lukewarm water
2 table spoon olive or sunflower oil
1 tea spoon salt
1 tea spoon sugar
7 g (1 pack) of baker’s yeast
4 cups flour
Vanila and sugar for apples (optional)
In a big bowl mix egg with water, then add oil, salt, sugar and dissolve the yeast. Gradually add the flour. Knead for several minutes, until the dough is soft. Shape into a ball and place in the bowl. Cover with a clean kitchen cloth and place in a warm environment to rise. Prepare apples. Core and cut them into wedges. Add vanilla and sugar if you like. When the dough rises first time, push it down. When it rises again, divide the ball into two. Leave a small ball of dough for sealing the cake later. Roll the bigger part of the dough with a rolling-pin. Line the baking tray generously with oil and place the dough inside. Carefully arrange the apples in the tray. Seal the pie with stripes of dough as shown on photo. Bake at 180 C until well risen and golden.