Ingredients: 225g/8oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour 125g/4oz Butter or Margarine ¼pt/150ml Cold Water (approx) 4 large Cooking Apples, peeled, cored and sliced Sugar, to sweeten apples Icing Sugar, to dust (optional)
How to: -Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. -Place butter/margarine in freezer for about 15 minutes to harden. -Sieve flour into a bowl. -Grate hard butter/margarine into the flour. You may need a little flour on your fingers for this. -Using a knife, mix grated butter/margarine into flour. -Add sufficient water and mix to a soft dough with the knife. -Turn onto a floured board and knead lightly. -Roll out half the pastry to the size of an oven proof plate. -Arrange apples on the pastry. -Sprinkle with sugar to sweeten. -Roll remaining pastry to cover the apples. -Dampen edge of base pastry with cold water to seal. -Press top pastry over apples to make the tart. Seal the edges by using the back of a knife to form a crust. Then cut at 1"/3cm intervals to form a scalloped edge, if liked! -Put a cut on top of pastry to allow steam to escape and bake for 25-35 minutes approx.
Note: Butter/Margarine may be rubbed into the flour, then chilled for 30 minutes before rolling.