After a strenuous morning of abs, tums and bums and Aerobics Oz style, all in the comfort of my own livingroom, I could barely walk upstairs to the shower, my legs ached so badly. 10 mins later I was able to hobble back down stairs again, to the kitchen.
Flicking through this fabulous book for their gorgeous pastry recipe I decided to make this:
Gorgeous apple pie!
I wasn't sure how to make the filling, i.e., stew the apples or bake the apples in the oven. Stewing them would have made more of an apple sauce, which I wasn't keen on and baking the apple in the oven just seemed like too much hard work, well I had just completed 1 and a half hours of exercise and was in no mood to walk back and forward to the kitchen to check them hahaha!
So I decided to peel, core and slice 3 Bramley apples. I then arranged the slices on to the rolled out shortcrust pastry, which had been placed into a tart baking dish. I then covered the apple with (2 tbsp) of soft brown sugar and (1/2 Tsp) of ground cinnamon. I then covered the apple with more pastry, I pressed around the edges to secure it and then using a sharp knife, I made a small slit in the centre of the pastry lid. I then brushed the pie with a little milk and sprinkled some castor sugar on top. I then baked for 20-25 mins at 200 degrees Celsius until the pastry was lightly golden.
The result, gorgeous homemade apple pie with a giant 1/4 of a chunk out of it, one-half to Paul the other to me. Pauls reaction; gorgeous. Result!