AFL food: How to eat like Buddy

YOU might not be an AFL player but we can help you eat like one!

While Buddy always downs a bowl of pasta as part of his pre-game ritual, it’s a popular sweet dessert that sucks him in every time.

Buddy says apple pie is his number one food vice, though he might have to lay off it during the season.

Want to make a pie like Buddy’s? Check out this delicious Taste.com.au recipe:

 

INGREDIENTS

Melted butter, to grease

190g (1 1/4 cups) plain flour

190g (1 1/4 cups) self-raising flour

2 tablespoons caster sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

200g chilled butter, chopped

1 egg, separated

80ml (1/3 cup) iced water

1.5kg Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, quartered, cut into 1.5cm-thick slices

55g (1/4 cup) caster sugar, extra

2 tablespoons plain flour, extra

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 vanilla bean, split lengthways

3 teaspoons white sugar

Double cream or vanilla ice-cream, to serve
METHOD

Step 1 — Brush a round 5cm-deep, 20cm (base measurement) pie dish with melted butter to grease.

Step 2 — Place the combined flours, caster sugar, salt and butter in the bowl of a food processor and process until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add egg yolk and water and process until the dough just starts to come together.

Step 3 — Roll out two-thirds of the pastry on a lightly floured surface to a 28cm-diameter disc. Line the prepared pie dish with pastry and trim excess. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.

Step 4 — Roll out two-thirds of the pastry on a lightly floured surface to a 28cm-diameter disc. Line the prepared pie dish with pastry and trim excess. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.

Step 5 — Roll out remaining pastry on a lightly floured surface to a disc large enough to fit the top of pie. Place over the apple mixture. Press the edges to seal and trim excess. Brush the top with egg white and sprinkle with white sugar. Cut 3 slits in the top to allow steam to escape.

Step 6 — Bake for 20 minutes. Reduce temperature to 180C and bake for a further 30 minutes or until the apple is tender (insert a metal skewer through the slit, into a piece of apple to check for tenderness). Set aside for 10 minutes to cool. Serve with cream or ice cream.