177: To make an apple tart

This tart creates an interesting flavor combination as the sweet apples and the cheese melt into the flat cake. Best served warm.

Armstrong’s Translation

Take apples, peel them and grate them with a grater, afterwards fry them in fat. Then put in it as much grated cheese as apples, some ground cloves, a little ginger and cinnamon, two eggs. Stir it together well. Then prepare the dough as for a flat cake, put a small piece of fat into it so that it does not rise, and from above and below, weak heat. Let it bake slowly.

Reconstruction

Preheat oven and tart pan to 400 F,

Flat Cake

3 eggs

1/2 c milk

1T sugar

1/4 t salt

1/3 c flour

1T melted butter

In mixing bowl, beat eggs and add milk, sugar and salt, beating after each addition.  Wisk in flour, and then wisk in the butter last.

Pour into hot pie pan and bake for 10-15 mins until lightly browned.

Turn oven down to 300 F

Apple topping

3 c peeled, grated apples (Gala)

2 T butter

3 c grated Pecorino Romano cheese

Pinch cloves

1/2 t ginger

1/2 t cinnamon

2 eggs

Melt butter in fry pan, and when hot, fry grated apples in it.

When apples are soft, place in a mixing bowl and let cool.  Mix in cheese, cloves, and cinnamon, then add in the eggs and mix well

When the flat cake is done, smooth the apple mixture on top and bake for 30 minutes at 300 F.

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