apple pie

Things I like right now:

    • The Good Wife
    • dolce far la niente, aka the pleasure of doing nothing
    • being in the kitchen
    • Coldplay
    • the smell of freshly baked apple pies

    Things I hate right now:

    • my inability to sleep before the sun rises
    • the ugly lighting in our kitchen, which basically makes taking pictures impossible
    • the fact that I can’t travel… until a month from now

    Whatever. I’ll just bake. Or cook. Or the two of them combined, whatever.

    Apple pie
    loosely adapted from Nigella Lawson’s recipe

    Crust:
    2 cups flour
    145 gr unsalted butter, cubed
    few tbsp of sugar
    cold water
    pinch of salt

    Filling:
    3 large apples, sliced thinly
    115 gr unsalted butter
    3 tbsp flour
    3/4 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup water
    pinch of salt
    cinnamon

    First make the crust. Put flour, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl. Add cubed butter, mix until it forms a sand-like mixture. Slowly add water and continue kneading until it becomes.. a dough. Roll into a ball, cover with cling wrap and freeze for 30 minutes.

    Put the sliced apples in a bowl. In a pan, melt butter and add sugar, flour cinnamon, and water. Cook until the mixture thickens, and pour into the bowl of apples. Mix thoroughly.

    Assemble everything, make pretty lattices if possible, and bake at 220’C for 15 mins, then at 180’C for 35 mins.
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