recipe form the new book from Chef John Burton Race
book accompnaies the TV series Return of the Chef which
is about the return of John Burton Race and his family
to England from their year in France. The series is
centered around his acquisition of the premises for
his new restaurant known as The New Angel (formerly
the famous Carved Angel restaurant in Dartmouth), its
refurbishment, teething problems and day to day running
all interspersed with bits of family life.
you would like to know more about The New Angel <click
you would like to know more about the book have a look
at the Hub-UK
book review <click
pie is lovely served with a puddle of double cream.
(Makes about 0.5 kg)
150g unsalted butter
55g icing sugar
250g soft plain flour
450g peeled and cored Bramley apples, cut into quarters
100g caster sugar
the oven to 230°C / 450°F / Gas 8.
the apples in a bowl, then add the caster sugar and
blackberries. Gently toss them together, making sure
that the apples are completely covered in sugar.
butter a 25cm round pie dish. Remove the pastry from
the refrigerator. Cut a 200g piece for the base of
the pie, leaving 300g for the top. Lightly dust a
worktop with flour, then roll out each piece of pastry
to a rough circle, to a thickness of about 3mm.
the smaller circle of pastry in the base of the pie
dish and gently press it down. Spoon the apple and
blackberry filling into the centre of the pastry,
leaving a 2cm border around the edge. With a pastry
brush, brush a little water around the border and
upper edge of the pastry. Carefully place the larger
pastry circle over the filling and gently press down
around the edge to seal the border. Cut off any excess
pastry with a palette knife. Using your forefinger
and thumb, crimp the edge of the pastry to ensure
a good seal.
brush the top of the pie with water and sprinkle with
a level dessertspoon of caster sugar. With the point
of a knife, make a small cut in the centre of the
pie for the steam to escape. Cook in the oven for
45 minutes or until golden.
from Coming Home
Burton Race 2005