Monday, February 10, 2014

Bosnian Toufahija (Poached Apple)

Toufahija is cored poached apple stuffed with walnut paste, topped with whipped cream and served with the poaching liquid. It is a festive dish from Bosnia. The dish is supposed to have its roots in Persia.

Use apples that are not fully ripe to ensure they do not fall apart. I used Gala apples. I also used almonds instead of the traditionally used walnuts as that is what I had on hand.

You will need
2 Gala apples
3 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 lemon
3 tbsp. almonds
whipped cream

In a small pan bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into it. Add the sugar and let it dissolve. Wash, core and peel the apples and drop them in the boiling water.

Let them cook until soft for about 15-20 minutes. In the meantime grind the almonds to a powder. Mix in a little of the poaching liquid to form a paste.

Transfer the apples to a bowl and let them cool. Stuff the core with the almond paste. Chill the poaching liquid for about an hour. Pour some of the poaching liquid over the apple. Top the apple with whipped cream and serve.

This is for week seven of the 2014 52 week challenge for the theme Poaching.


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