KO's Milopita is a delicious, upside-down apple pie. The morish, sweet and tangy, baked apples are spiced with cinnamon and layered onto a lovely moist cake base.
• Use just enough butter to dissolve the brown sugar and spread it as evenly as you can across the base of the pan. I have found that if the ‘melted-butter, brown-sugar’ mixture is a little on the drier side, the caramelisation is better
• Use lots of cinnamon when dusting the baking pan!!!
• The aim with this milopita is to have some of the cake batter soften and ooze between the layers of apples, so you end up with three layers: a cooked apple layer; a mixed apple and cake layer; and a cake layer. If the batter is too thin, it will all ooze between the apple layers and essentially become a mixture of apple slices and
uncooked batter, even after 1 hour of baking. If the batter is too thick, then the batter will sit on top of the apples and you will end up with two distinct layers; a cooked apple layer and a cake layer. Which is fine, but I feel the better eating experience comes when the three layers are achieved!
• Use large Granny Smith apples, as their flesh is less dense than the smaller Granny Smiths. This allows for that little bit of batter oozing we are aiming for and allows for better caramelisation in the base of the pan (which becomes the top of the milopita)
• Use a mandolin on the thick setting to slice the apples. I use the mandolin to slice two thirds of the apple and a knife to slice the remaining portion. Watch your fingers please!!!!!
• Depending on the ambient air temperature in your kitchen, your wet ingredients may be runnier or thicker and so you may need slightly more or less flour. You will use somewhere between 2 and 2 ½ cups of sifted plain flour. Have a look at the batter consistency in the video and aim for that!
• Be sure to rest the milopita in the pan for 10 minutes before turning it over onto a cooling rack. If you don’t, some of the apple slices that are in contact with the base of the pan, may remain stuck to the pan… If they do, delicately remove them and place them on top of the cake
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