Today I am going to start something new and try to have twice a week a recipe from Russia! So while I was drinking my morning cup of coffee, I remembered the pie my wife made and it was very good and not overly sweet.
So I know that everyone has their favorite apple pie recipe but this is from Russia and done the Russian way. (How my wife does it.)
The Russians call it The Charlotte Pie!
- 3 apples
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 3 eggs
Cut three apples into thin slices, put them all into an oiled baking-pan.
Then mix (electric mixer is the best thing you can imagine for this kind of dough) the eggs well, then add sugar and mix again, flour — then mix, baking soda — more mix, squeeze the lemon juice into the dough — and finally, mix!
Pour this dough over the apples and stick the whole thing into a pre-heated oven. (At 325 degrees F.) Middle rack.
In 20 to 25 minutes the Charlotte pie is done!
Now for you die hard Americans you can add some cinnamon to the dough to give the pie a distinct American taste. But that is not the Russian way. Russians are not big in cinnamon.
That is the recipe for this Monday and we will for sure have another at least next Monday. Maybe sooner…
Kyle & Svet
comments always welcome.