Yields: About 12 donuts
Szarlotka (Polish Apple Cake)
30 minutes active, 45 hours inactive
Special Equipment: Springform Pan
- 4 1/4 cups flour
- 12 T unsalted butter (2 sticks + 2 T)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 t baking powder
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 T cream
- 4 - 5 apples (tart variety) sliced very thin
- 2 t cinnamon
- 2 t sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (optional - instructions below)
Mix flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, eggs and cream together, then cut in butter until course meal.
Take 1/3 and set aside.
Take the rest and press into the bottom of a greased springform pan.
Bake for 10 - 15 at 375F.
Let cool, mix apples with cinnamon and 2 t sugar gently so you don't break slices.
Spread slices in layers until complete.
Mix rest of dough with maple syrup while maintaining crumbly texture.
Top apples with dough crumbles.
Bake at 350F for 45 - 60 minutes until top is golden brown.