Apple Cake (Ābolu kūka)

3/4 cup butter 175 ml
1/4 teaspoon salt 1 ml
2 cups flour 500 ml
10 apples
1 egg
1/2 cup granulated sugar 125 ml
1/2 cup sour cream 125 ml
powdered sugar

Peel and thinly slice apples. Sprinkle the granulated sugar on top, cover, and keep overnight in a cool place. The following day, using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour until the dough is crumbly. Add the egg, sour cream, and salt. Chill the dough for one hour.

Then thinly roll out the dough and place on a 15" x 11" (38 cm x 28 cm) baking sheet. Lay the apples in tight rows on top. Bake at 400° F (200 ° C) for 10 minutes and 325° F (160 ° C) for another 40 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 - 15 minutes. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

From: Eesti Kokaraamat, Viivi Piirisild (ed.), Los Angeles: Estonian Women's Club of Los Angeles, 1976, p. 167 [Recipe by Hilja Treumut, Princeton, New Jersey]

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