Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Homemade Apple Pie! Slurp!

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. 
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Flicking through this fabulous book for their gorgeous pastry recipe I decided to make this:
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Gorgeous apple pie!
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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 hardwork, 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! 
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So i decided to peel, core and slice 3 Bramley apples. I then arranged the slices on to the rolled out shortcust 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 round 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.
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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!

2 comments:

  1. Mmmm.... That's looks absolutely delicious! I LOVE apple pie, especially with a drop of custard (drool!). Sadly, I'm a rubbish cook, the best I can do is beans on toast. ;)

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  2. Oh ozzy! Thank you! I can bake cakes and pastries galore but absolutely rubbish at cooking my limits a boiled egg. Haha! Paul does all the cooking, I just keep him sweet with cakes LOL

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