You know, there are times when I like to bake cakes, just because. Not that I need any extra motivation, or sugar, or even event. It is just for fun or to try something new. Sometimes that would also be a good opportunity to use up some wrinkled apples or other fruit that does not look very fresh anymore.
That sudden baking escapades happen mostly late in the evening, which brings Philipp very much to the next level of annoyance. On the other hand, as my argument goes, he gets to have a piece of cake for breakfast.
But sometimes, even though the effort is there, and we were trying very hard, it would be just too much. I then would take the rest of the cake to work with me. But luckily my colleages belong to those hungry people who are always happy to find something sweet next to the coffee machine.
They would always ask me though if it was my birthday. And I would always decline. But I guess at some point I need to change strategy and start saying that it indeed is my birthday. I wonder how they would react the next months when I would still bring the cake.
Preparation time: 40 min
Baking time: 45 min
125g cold butter
ca1 kg of apples (ca 8 apples depending how big they are)
2 tbsp lemon juice
100ml whipping cream
Sift the flour to a bowl, add 50 g sugar and cold butter, cut into small pieces, and one egg. Combine it all and knead until you have a smooth dough. Wrap into a cling foil and put in the fridge for 30 min.
Grease the baking mold, then spread the dough evenly. Preheat the oven to 180°C (air circulation).
In the meantime, wash and peel the apples, quarter them and remove the seed nest. Then cut the apple quarters several times. Sprinkle with lemon juice and lay on the tart bottom.
Pour the whipping cream to a bowl, add the remaining eggs and sugar. Add the eggnog and whisk it until frothy. Pour the liquid over the apples and place the tart in the oven. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Serve sprinkled with icing sugar.