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Tart, Apple (D, TNT)
Source: Malka's Kosher Kitchen
Yield: 1 20cm (about 8") square cake

250g flour
150g margarine
50g sugar
Pinch of salt
2 egg yolks
3 tbsp. wine
1 pack vanilla sugar

Matzo meal (I used less than 2 tbsp. of matzo flour for cakes) or ground almonds to sprinkle onto pastry
1kg cooking apples (I used Golden Delicious)
2 tbsp. oil
180g sugar (even with 100g it was too sweet for me)
1 egg for brushing
[I added cinnamon to the apples]

Mix together all the ingredients for the dough. Divide in 2 parts of 2/3 and 1/3.

Roll out the larger piece to line an oiled 20cm (about 8") square pan.

Peel and grate the apples now (not earlier, so they will not turn brown. Works perfectly with the FP grater.

Mix the apples with oil and sugar. I also added cinnamon.

Sprinkle some ground almonds or matzo meal onto the rolled pastry and cover with the apple mixture.

Roll out the second piece of the dough, and lay over the apples. Prick all over with a fork.

Beat an egg with a little sugar and salt and brush the tart with it (I skipped that stage, I guess, this gives a glossy shine to the cake).

Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 45 minutes.

Leave to cool and cut into squares.

Poster's Notes:
A very similar cake is sold in Jerusalem at Gerlitz (Gerlitz pastry shop is cited in 2 of Joan Nathan's books!) in Malchei Israel St. and in Strauss St., near the Kupat Cholim and taxi station to Bnei Brak.

Posted by Viviane Barzel

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A