.... something other than cake.
Su baked pies this weekend.
Because it's aunt See's birthday and she loves apple pies.
Baking cake over cake can get a little monotonous for me. It's nice to throw something different in the oven occasionally.
These were tiny little African apples.
The reds were juicy and sweet; the greens were tart and deliciously crunchy. I wonder what variety these are. Both of them peeled and diced together made a nice balance of flavour and texture. It's always a smart idea to mix varieties of apples in your pie.It was one of those days where I had my chance to dig my hands into moms tools back home in her kitchen. It definitely wasn't similar to making pie crust in pastry school. We had no pastry flour; no air conditioning to keep the butter from melting; and no coarse kosher salt...no weigh scale; no pie rings.. ahh.. it still was pie; but it wasn't good pie pastry like it should be.
I would have the recipe up; but I wouldn't want to disappoint anyone.
It was something I threw together in the morning by eye just before we had lunch with the family. I wanted it in time for dessert. Pies are only good piping hot and saucy inside. Nobody likes soggy cold crusts.
These were a few miniature pot pies i made which were conveniently overturned onto serving platters. It's handy when you have more than a handful to feed and little time to roll pastry.
I kinda miss the way I used to have long write ups about every thing I'm up to.
The only hours I can allocate to blogging is at wee hours in the night..and boy; it really is hard to be enthusiastic when I'm falling asleep between lines. The whole deal of working hours on end everyday is really beginning to take a toll on me. I know the start up is the hardest period of my business plans; but Su's burning the candle at two ends... I'm trying to be actively outdoors without my hands permanently attached to all things cake. Trying to be out; having fun; seeing my friends; playing badminton...and still have crazy working hours. I've still got abit more youth in me I intend to savour. I hope this pays off eventually. I know it will. I just really hope it will soon enough before sweat turns into tears! *laughs* Well; happy tears are always welcome.
Will have more good photos of cupcakes up tomorrow! My best Ipoh customer is keeping me on my toes! *giggle* She's awesome!