Sunday, December 10, 2006

A rare baking event

For the first time in about a year, I actually baked something at home in the oven:



It's an apple pie, completely made from scratch. Since baking for me is such a rare event, I figured I may as well document it lest no one believe me.

I can't think of a better smell than that of a baking apple pie. Mmmmmmm......

5 comments:

DB said...

It's a real beauty! But I'm not convinced that you actually baked it. Seems there should be more documentation than a finished pie, don't you think?

shiloh said...

yea....how do we know you didn't buy it? The slits on top look a little TOO perfect.......a pix of you with flour all over your face might be a little bit more convincing!
(seriously, it's an AWESOME looking, and I bet tasting, pie!:)Great job!!!)

Anonymous said...

That pie looks good enough for thanksgiving!

Mostly Torn said...

Awwww.... I knew I should have taken some intermediate pictures. But my hands were covered with dough and apple guts at the time and it would have gotten my camera all sticky.

The one thing I can say is if you ever see a Rotato for sale, don't buy it. While it does make peeling apples a lot faster, it is also a terribly flimsy piece of equipment made of cheap plastic. I paid $1.99 for mine as a marked-down special and I still think it wasn't worth the money. It broke the very first day I used it.

Instead, if you have loads of apples or potatos to peel, I'd recommend the more old-fashioned metal contraption from days of yore. In the past I've used a similar device to peel thousands of apples (literally!) and it never failed. (I used to live down the street from an apple orchard and my girl friend would bake pies on the weekend to be sold there. I had the task of peeling all the apples in the morning. I usually averaged peeling at least 80 apples a weekend.)

shiloh said...

Apples have guts?? Ewwwww......