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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