Acorn Hollow is about education in all areas of life. One of the Nine Noble Virtues is Self Reliance and one part of taking care of one’s self is knowing how to provide and cook meals. Seb AOR has sent Acorn Hollow a child friendly recipe along with pictures that he has made with his own lovely daughter. Use this recipe as a fun and tasty way to help your child to learn and grow!

Apple Tart

Here’s what you will need:

1 plastic food box with a lid (e.g. tupperware)

1 cake plate
250 grams white flour
90 millilitres of oil (peanut, rapeseed, sunflower, for example but not olive oil because the flavour is too strong)
90 millilitres of hot water
1 / 2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2-3 tablespoons powdered sugar
Cinnamon powder

3-4 apples depending on the size of your cake plate.

For the pastry. In Switzerland will call this pastry “pâte brisée” and I think that in England they call it Shortcrust pastry. Normally it’s more harder to do, and is made with butter. But this version with oil instead of butter is much easier and faster.

Shortcrust pastry:

Pour all ingredients into the box, close the lid and shake vigorously horizontally and vertically for 1 minute each. The dough is ready when it form a ball! Take it, well into a ball if necessary and lower it at the size of your cake plate. With a fork, prick the dough so it does not rise. Really easy, no?


Peel your apples, then cut them in half. Then made of thin slices (about 1 centimetre). Place them in a circle on the dough.
In a small bowl put 2-3 tablespoons of powdered sugar and cinnamon powder according to your taste. Mix well. Sprinkle apples with this mixture.


Preheat your oven to 250 ° centigrade.
Put your tart in oven for 20-30 minutes (cooking time depends on your oven, so watch the cooking time to time).

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