I have found this recipe on a apple cake called Æblefisk (=Apple Fish) on this blog La Tascha æblefisk med marcipan. It just looked so tasty, that I decided to make a portion of apple mash, so I could bake these "Apple Fish" myself. I have only made some thiny modifications to this recipe.
My apple mash is not very sweet, so the use of marzipan is providing a good level of sweetness. If you have no marzipan to use or if you do not like marzipan, you need to increase the sugar level in the apple mash.
Today I served a new portion of these "Apple Fish" for my work colleagues. And we had a discussion, why the name is "Apple Fish" (Æblefisk) for these cakes. No one had any idea why, perhaps you can help us with an explanation ?
"Apple Fish" a la La Tascha:
- 1 portion puff pastry (ready to use)
- 1 small piece of marzipan
- 2 dl apple mash
- 1 egg
- pearl sugar
- Heat the oven to 200'C (conventional oven).
- Cut the puff pastry into 8 equal size squares.
- Divide the marzipan into 8 pieces as. Squeeze into a thin layer.
- Place the marzipan on a triangle part of the square.
- Cut the apple mash on top.
- Whip the egg together to homogeneous mass.
- Bast the edges of the puff pastry squares
- Fold the square into a triangle.
- Press the edges together using a fork.
- Bast the top of the puff pastry with the egg
- Sprinkle with pearl sugar.
- Bake the "Apple Fish" at 200*C for 10 minutes
- Cool the "Apple Fish" slight before serving them.
- These "Apple Fish" will be crispy the day of baking, the day after baking they loos the crispiness, so they are still very eatable.