So it’s that time where a bunch of you do this bake along and i thought HEY i am going to try this. Feeling really inspired since Mary Berry left Bake off and some bleugh of a new lady joined, i felt the need to take part and do Mary Berry proud – Even though she won’t ever know i did this.
Anyways Tracy @It’s a t-sweets day hosts this every month and it’s actually a really good idea. If you check out the full post ^^^ you’ll see that this month is apples and who inspired it.
-LITERALLY i don’t like apples in food. I won’t lie, but i knew my mum loves apple pie and i thought i would go with something like an apple pie. Its easy enough for me as i don’t to a lot of baking, i cook but not bake LOL.
This recipe was inspired by Mary Berry and you can click here for the link – I might add that mine looks nothing like hers.
Making the pastry was super fun as it was said that it needed to be rubbed until the mixture was like fine bread crumbs. I can’t tell you how therapeutic this was and it felt so nice.
I measured exactly how the recipes states, because i didn’t want to mess it up!!
This next part annoyed me, i had to fold and then fold but it ended up being too thin when i rolled it out – SO i kinda just rolled it and then lined the tin with the pastry rather than doing the foldy thing.
NEVER AGAIN WILL I CUT APPLES!!!!! OH MY GOD. Ok it says peel and core well i didn’t have a core thing did i?!?!!? So i just sliced and then kinda cute around the core and then peeled haha. This was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo annoying because the juice was all sticky.
So then it was all about the sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Lemon juice – It says that this stops the apples for browning and gives a great taste. So i did all that, then i had to roll out the second half of my pastry………
NOW i don’t have much room in my kitchen so rolling the pastry wasn’t that easy. But i did it.
I don’t know how to make those nice edges and fancy patterns, my mum is going to show me but i bought these star cutters today to make xmas cookies but i thought i would just do stars on the pie seeing as it’s like seasonal.
And this is the mess cooked LOL i did about 40 minutes because my oven isn’t the best. I also cut a bit too much off the sides before cooking as you can see, but i am not bothered.
Okay, remember when i said i hated apples in pies. WELL – I tried this as mum wasn’t here, its delicious. I can’t believe how much nicer apple pie is home made than it is store bought. I think that maybe my problem? I don’t know, i just really enjoyed. I didn’t have much, i didn’t even have a full slice just a little which, i think for me is enough as i did start to hate the texture of apple.
I am actually really proud of myself for sticking with the recipe and it not going wrong. Even though it doesn’t look professional, it tastes really nice.
Thanks to Tracy for letting me join in
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