Apple crumble cake with star anise, cardamom, mace

For 8 people
  • 250 ml Milk, lukewarm
  • 80 g sugar
  • 1 packet Vanilla sugar
  • 1 Parcel Yeast, fresh
  • 100 g Margarine, melted
  • 500 g wheat flour
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1,2 kg Apples
  • 100 g Raisins
  • 100 g Almonds, chopped
  • 1 Vanilla pod
  • 80 g honey
  • 2-3 Cardamom capsules
  • 3 Star anise, whole
  • 3 Mace, mace
  • 3 teaspoon of cinnamon, Ceylon Canehl
  • 1 Tea filter
  • 50 ml water
  • 200 g soft butter
  • 150 g Sugar
  • 1 packet Vanilla sugar
  • 150 g flour
120 minutes
1.
Preparing the yeast dough Mix the flour with a pinch of salt, place in a bowl and make a well in the center. Slowly melt the margarine in a pan. In a separate kettle, heat the milk and add sugar,Dissolve the vanilla sugar and the crumbled yeast in it.
2.
Finally add the melted margarine and pour the entire mixture into the flour well.
3.
Now stir the flour with the milk-yeast mixture with the hand mixer and dough hook first on the lowest setting and then for about 5 minutes on the highest setting to a smooth dough. Cover and let the dough rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
4.
Preparation of the apple mixture In the meantime, peel and core the apples and cut into small pieces in a cauldron. Add the raisins, sliced ​​vanilla pods, honey and water. Briefly toast all the spices, the green cardamom capsules, the whole star anise and the mace or mace in the spice mortar (this way you develop their aroma better when cooking) and put in the tea bag together with the real Ceylon Canehl (cinnamon).
5.
Place the tea bag in the middle of the apples.
6.
Preparation of the crumbles Beat the soft butter until foamy. Add sugar and vanilla sugar and beat with the hand mixer for 3 minutes on the highest setting. Finally, knead in the flour with your hands until you have a solid mass.
7.
Now off to the oven: knead the yeast dough again with your hands and then roll it out, place on a baking sheet with baking paper and prick with a fork. Let the dough rise for another 10 minutes.
8.
Then spread the apple mixture on top and crumble the crumble on top. Bake in the oven until the crumbles are light brown (about 30 minutes).
9.
If there is anything left of the dough, you can use it to make crumble rolls - a specialty from the Rhineland. To do this, shape the dough into rolls and sprinkle sprinkles on top if you like.
10.
Alternatively, an apple pie can of course be made just as well. To do this, put the dough in a small, greased baking pan, fill it with the apple mixture and cover it with a pastry cover. We've got big apple bears.

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