This was my first time making pastry dough from scratch and I would say that it turned out okay. I think the dough was definitely too dry and explaines why I had such a horrendous time trying to roll it all out. Nevertheless, any apple pie-like concoction tastes better with ice cream on top. This is the closest online recipe to what I found in the cookbook. I'm more determined than ever, though, to bake a pie if it kills me.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
If there is one thing I like to do, it is having friends over for dinner. I love coming up with the menu, shopping for the ingredients and cooking it all up. On a cold, yucky Saturday in March, I had friends over for parmesan chicken and pasta with artichokes and capers. The highlight of the evening was to be homemade apple pie and ice cream. Imagine my chagrin, then, when I discovered that although I had all the ingredients for an apple pie, I had no pie plate bake it in. Apparently, I had somehow managed to leave both of them at my mother's house. Enter, my dear Martha Stewart. I opened up Martha Stewart's Cooking School, and quickly found a recipe for a pie without a plate.