Cheap and Sweet Quick Apple Cake / Jeftini, slatki i brzi kolač od jabuka

A while ago we bought two large 15 kilo crates of apples. While we obviously do eat a ton of apples, some of them we’re a bit bruised and bumped, so we needed to figure out what to do with them quickly. We decided to juice them, but I felt really bad about throwing away all the leftover pulp so this cake was born.

Since the pulp I used was pretty dry, I did add a cup of the fresh apple juice too, but it was mostly the foamy, murky leftovers no one was particularly interested in drinking. However, I think shredding about 4 large apples together with their skins would be an accurate substitute of the pulp and juice that went into this cake. But if you’re also juicing, this recipe might be a good idea to look into if you’re throwing away a ton of leftover pulp. I think it would also work for a bunch of different fruits and certain vegetables like carrots and beetroots.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 cake / 2.44 EUR)

For the batter:

2 eggs (0.40 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

½ cup yogurt (0.20 EUR)

2 cups apple pulp (0.27 EUR)

1 cup apple juice (0.27 EUR)

¼ cup sunflower seed oil (0.20 EUR)

2 cups all-purpose flour (0.20 EUR)

1 cup finely ground sunflower seeds (0.13 EUR)

4 tbsp sugar (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp baking soda (0.01 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 cup raisins (0.67 EUR)

Additional:

Oil for greasing the pan (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 200°C and lightly grease a baking pan with a bit of oil. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, yogurt, apple pulp, apple juice and oil, until it is all well incorporated. Add in flour, ground sunflower seeds, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt, then stir everything together to combine. Fold in the raisins and transfer the batter to a prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes, until crispy and golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted in the cake comes out clean (a crumb or two are also fine). Allow to cool to room temperature before removing from the pan and slicing.

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Pred neko vrijeme kupili smo dva velika sanduka od po 15 kila jabuka. I dok je očito da jedemo puno jabuka, neke od njih su bile malo nagnječene i natučene, pa smo trebali brzo odlučiti što dalje s njima. Odlučili smo se napraviti svježi sok, ali meni je bilo žao baciti svu pulpu koja mi je od toga ostala, pa je tako nastao ovaj kolač.

Pošto je preostala pulpa bila dosta suha, odlučila sam u kolač ubaciti još i šalicu svježeg soka od jabuka, ali to su uglavnom bili oni mutni pjenasti ostaci koje nitko nije bio zainteresiran popiti. Međutim, mislim da bi oko 4 veće jabuke, naribane skupa sa korom, bile dobra zamjena umjesto kombinacije pulpe i soka koju sam ja stavila u receptu. S druge strane, ako isto cijedite sokove, ovaj recept je super način da iskoristite pulpu koju inače bacate. Mislim da bi jednako dobro funkcionirao sa većinom drugog voća, kao i sa određenim povrćem kao što su mrkve ili cikla.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 kolač / 17,37 kn za sve)

Za smjesu:

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

½ šalice jogurta (1,50 kn)

2 šalice pulpe od jabuka (2,00 kn)

1 šalica soka od jabuke (2,00 kn)

¼ šalice suncokretovog ulja (0,75 kn)

2 šalice glatkog brašna (1,50 kn)

1 šalica fino mljevenih suncokretovih sjemenki (1,00 kn)

4 žlice šećera (0,20 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

½ žličice sode bikarbone (0,01 kn)

Dobar prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 šalica grožđica (5,00 kn)

Dodatno:

Ulje za namastiti protvan (0,10 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C i lagano sa malo ulja namastite kalup za pečenje. U zdjeli razmutite jaja sa vanilijom, jogurtom, pulpom od jabuka, sokom od jabuka i uljem. Ubacite u smjesu brašno, mljeveni suncokret, šećer, prašak za pecivo, sodu bikarbonu i sol, pa sve dobro promiješajte da se sjedini. Na kraju nježno umiješajte grožđice i smjesu preselite u pripremljeni kalup. Pecite oko 30 minuta, dok kolač ne bude hrskav i zlatno-smeđi, te čačkalica ostane čista kada upiknete kolač (mrvica-dvije su isto ok). Pustite da se kolač ohladi na sobnu temperaturu prije nego ga izvadite iz kalupa i razrežete.

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Cheap and Sweet Quick Apple Cake / Jeftini, slatki i brzi kolač od jabuka

Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal (vegan) / Zobena pita od jabuka (veganska)

Oatmeal is my most common and most beloved breakfast choice, so I’m constantly looking for ways to make things interesting and diverse. The recipe below yields a big batch and reheats great, which is just what I like as it means I have breakfast situation sorted out for the whole week.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.29 EUR per serving / 1.74 EUR for all)

1 banana (0.27 EUR)

¼ cup sunflower seed oil (0.05 EUR)

3 tbsp ground flax seed (0.10 EUR)

3 tbsp sugar, divided (0.04 EUR)

1 tbsp ground cinnamon (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp ground ginger (0.07 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 ½ cup warm water (–)

2 cups instant oats (0.27 EUR)

½ cup raisins (0.40 EUR)

2 apples, peeled and cubed (0.40 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 180°C. Mash up the banana, then whisk together with oil, ground flax seed, 2 tablespoons of sugar, cinnamon, ginger, salt and water. Add in the oats and stir until combined, adding a splash more of water if necessary. Fold in raisins and apples, then transfer the batter in a baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon of sugar and bake for 45 minutes, until crispy and slightly browned. Serve warm, on its own or with a splash of milk.

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Zobena je kaša za mene najčešći i najdraži izbor doručka, pa stalno tražim načine kako da stvari budu zanimljive i raznovrsne. Ovaj recept daje veću količinu koja se super podgrijava, a to je baš ono što meni odgovara jer znači da imam riješene doručke za cijeli tjedan.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 2,16 kn po porciji / 12,96 kn za sve)

1 banana (2,00 kn)

¼ šalice suncokretovog ulja (0,40 kn)

3 žlice mljevenih sjemenki lana (0,75 kn)

3 žlice šećera, podijeljene (0,30 kn)

1 žlica mljevenog cimeta (1,00 kn)

1 žličica mljevenog đumbira (0,50 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 ½ šalica tople vode (–)

2 šalice sitnih zobenih pahuljica (2,00 kn)

½ šalice grožđica (3,00 kn)

2 jabuke, oguljene i narezane na kockice (3,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 180°C. Izgnječite bananu i razmutite sa uljem, lanom, 2 žlice šećera, cimetom, đumbirom, soli i vodom. U to umiješajte zobene pahuljice, a po potrebi dodajte još mrvicu vode. Na kraju umiješajte grožđice i narezane jabuke, pa raširite smjesu po posudi za pečenje. Posipajte sa preostalom žlicom šećera i pecite 45 minuta, dok se sve ne zahrska i malo posmeđi. Poslužite toplo, samo za sebe, ili sa mrvicom mlijeka.

Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal (vegan) / Zobena pita od jabuka (veganska)

Classic Apple Strudel / Klasična štrudla od jabuka

Apple strudel is just the thing when you need to quickly whip up a desert. Or when you have a ton of apples at hand. It’s simple, delicious and can hold for a couple of days in the fridge. Of course, nothing beats the taste while it’s still hot, fresh from the oven. But, you can prep and wrap the rolls beforehand and just pop the tray in the oven an hour before you need it done.

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 10 very generous servings / 0.38 EUR per serving / 3.85 EUR for whole)

1 pack (10 sheets) of phyllo pastry (1.60 EUR)

10 medium sized apples (1.33 EUR)

4 tbsp butter, divided (0.47 EUR)

4 tbsp sugar, divided (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp cinnamon (0.10 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

½ cup raisins (0.26 EUR)

½ cup milk (0.06 EUR)

Butter or vegetable oil for coating the baking tray (0.01 EUR)

Powdered sugar for serving (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease large baking tray which can hold all 10 strudel sausages and set aside. Alternatively, you can also divide strudels between smaller trays, so grease those accordingly. Unwrap stacked phyllo pastry sheets on flat clean surface to allow the dough to rest a bit. In a small saucepan on stovetop, or in a cup in a microwave, melt 3 tablespoons of butter. Wash, peel and grate the apples, discarding the cores. Pour melted butter over grated apples, add 3 tablespoons of sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and raisins and mix everything well using a spatula or your hands. Put about 2 heaping tablespoons of the apple filling on each pastry sheet, arranging it in a single line through the sheet’s length. Gently wrap the pastry sheet and place on a prepared tray. Repeat until all filling and pastry sheets are used up.

Place baking tray in a center of the oven and bake for around 30 minutes, until strudels are golden brown and crispy on top. Meanwhile, melt the remaining tablespoon of butter with milk and remaining sugar and simmer until the mixture warms up. You can also use microwave for this step. When the strudel is done, turn the oven off, drizzle warm milk mixture over it, carefully (it’s going to be very hot!) cover the tray with aluminum foil and place in still warm oven for 15 minutes. The liquid will soften the strudel and make it amazingly yummy and juicy. If you’re a fan of a crispy strudel instead, skip this step.

Allow strudel to cool for about 15 minutes before serving, sprinkled with powdered sugar.

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Štrudla od jabuka je prava stvar kada trebate na brzinu smutiti desert. Ili jednostavno imate hrpu jabuka pri ruci. Jednostavna je, ukusna i može stajati i do nekoliko dana u hladnjaku. Naravno, ništa nije bolje od svježe, tek pečene štrudle. Ali možete sve pripremiti i zamotati štrudlice unaprijed, i onda ih samo staviti da se peku sat vremena prije nego ih trebate gotove.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 10 veoma izdašnih porcija / 2,83 kn po porciji / 28,34 kn za sve)

1 paket od 10 listova za savijače (12,00 kn)

10 srednjih jabuka (10,00 kn)

4 žlice maslaca, podijeljene (3,50 kn)

4 žlice šećera, podijeljene (0,05 kn)

1 žličica cimeta (0,07 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta od vanilije (0,20 kn)

½ šalice grožđica (2,00 kn)

½ šalice mlijeka (0,50 kn)

Maslac ili ulje za namastiti pleh za pečenje (0,01 kn)

Šećer u prahu za posluživanje (0,01 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 180°C. Namastite veliki pleh za pečenje u koji stane svih 10 štrudli i stavite na stranu. Naravno, možete podijeliti štrudle i na manje protvane, pa si onda namastite njih. Razmotajte listove za savijače na čistoj ravnoj površini kako bi se tijesto mrvicu opustilo. Na štednjaku u malom lončiću, ili u mikrovalnoj u šalici, rastopite 3 žlice maslaca. Operite, ogulite i naribajte jabuke, a bacite kocenove. Prelijte rastopljeni maslac preko jabuka, dodajte 3 žlice šećera, cimet, vaniliju i grožđice, pa sve dobro promiješajte špatulom ili rukama. Dužinom svakog lista za savijače, u tankoj liniji, raspoređujte oko 2 vrhom pune žlice nadjeva od jabuka, pa nježno zamotajte i slažite u namašćeni pleh. Ponavljajte dok ne potrošite sav nadjev i listove.

Stavite napunjen pleh u sredinu pećnice i pecite oko 30 minuta, dok štrudle ne postanu hrskave i zlatno-smeđe. U međuvremenu rastopite preostali maslac, dodajte šećer i mlijeko, pa kuhajte dok se ne ugrije. To također možete napraviti i u mikrovalnoj. Kada je štrudla pečena ugasite pećnicu, pa prelijte smjesom mlijeka. Pažljivo (jer je jako vruće!) prekrijte pleh aluminijskom folijom i stavite u ugašenu pećnicu na 15 minuta. Štrudla će od tekućine omekšati i biti baš sočna i fina. Ako više volite hrskavu štrudlu, preskočite ovaj korak.

Ostavite štrudlu da se hladi 15-tak minuta prije posluživanja. Poslužite posipano šećerom u prahu.

Classic Apple Strudel / Klasična štrudla od jabuka