Usually I keep my recipes very simple but this, though somewhat harder than usual, really repays the effort. Most of my stay in Quercy is either unremembered or censored, but the recipe remains.
Macerate the sliced apples with the filling ingredients overnight. Strain the apples, reserving the juice.
Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl, put butter and eggs into a well in the centre. Working with the fingertips gradually add
Brush lightly with melted butter and dust with sugar, cover with well drained apples and roll up. Mix the remaining juice into the beaten egg and brush over the top. Bake in a preheated oven at 190°C/390°F/Gas 5 for 50–55 minutes.
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