1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
2 egg yolks
enough buttermilk to make 3/4 cup with the egg yolks in the cup.
I also add a half packet of vanilla sugar.(my addition to the original recipe)
Cut the butter into the flour mixture.
Stir together with a fork as well as you can.
Turn the dough onto the countertop and form into a ball.
Flatten into a disc and put it in the refrigerator for an hour.
Peel and slice enough apples to make 8 cups.
Toss the apples with 1 1/2 tablespoons minit tapioca.
Add 3/4 cup sugar.
Divide the dough into two pieces.
Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper
Roll each piece of dough roughly the size of the cookie sheet.
Roll the dough onto a rolling pin and transfer onto the two cookie sheets.
Divide the apple mixture between the two pieces of dough.
Fold first one long side over and then the other and then fold the ends onto the top last.
Take the two egg whites and beat them until soft peaks form.
With your fingers spread the egg white over top the pies as shown.Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.
2 tablespoons hot water
a drip of vanilla