Gebackene Apfelspalten

Baked Applerings:
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I’m on a roll here with recipes of typical Viennese/Austrian desserts. I hope I don’t bore you all too much, but these recipes are all just so easy and so tasty.
This recipe for example is something I grew up with. It’s something my great grandmother used to make for me often (she also baked elderflowers, which smell great but taste… like not much to be honest). Anyways, it’s also something I regularly ate at school for lunch, but never really made myself – until last night. I was pleasantly suprised by how easy, quick and well these turned out!

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Ingredients:

3-4 eggs
120g flour
1/4l milk
ca. 6 apples
some rum and lemon juice
a pinch of salt
some butter for the pan

Additional you might want to get some ice cream (vanilla usually, but I’ve also had it with cinnamon, walnut or pistacchio ice cream), or cinnamon sugar. I also reccomend you drink a glass of milk with it.

What to do:
Mix the eggs, flour, salt and milk until you have a smooth batter. I haven’t posted a recipe for Palatschinken (typical Austrian pancakes) yet, but this batter should be a bit thicker than that one as it has to stick to the apples.

Peel the apples and remove the core. Cut into rings and let them soak in the rum-lemon juice mixture. Dip them in the batter and bake until golden brown.

Serve with powder sugar or cinnamon sugar, top off with ice cream of your choice. That’s it.

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Coconut butter

I recently saw a tutorial on how to make coconut butter and thought “Well this looks easy enough, let’s give it a try!” I do love almost everything coconut related after all.

It really is super easy to make – you basically put dried coconut flakes in a mixer and mix it until it is a smooth and somewhat liquid mixture. The recipe I used said to add salt by taste, however, I added sugar instead. You could also not add anything at all and just put it on later – that’s really up to you and your personal taste.

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[Above: the first few minutes it looks like this. | Below: the (more or less) finished product.]

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[Above and below: 200g dried coconut made around 1 small jar.]

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[Above and below: Super yummy on toast and with fruit.]

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Note: When the butter dries it gets very hard and it’s best to put it in the microwave for a bit so you can spread it easier. Ergo: don’t use a jar with metal (like the one pictured in the photographs above). Be smart, learn from my mistakes ;-)