After the smashing result I had for the apple cake, I thought I can handle anything with apple. Apparently, I was wrong!!!
I thought to make an apple pie, because Steve loves apples, and also …. Hehe.. this will give me some excuses to finish off the tub of ice cream in my fridge. I must admit I am pretty clumsy and hopeless when it comes to pastry, but I have decided to make an apple pie from scratch, no cheating, no ready-rolled pastry involved. Eh-Hm , I am a serious baker, no shortcut alloweds ;-p (of course, I regretted afterward).
I found a recipe online and all the people that tried this recipe have noted this recipe as the best apple pie recipe, very easy to put together, effortless etc etc. I thought to myself, if it is that simple, I am sure I can handle it. Hence this is the starting point of my kitchen disaster.
The “effortless” recipe turned out to be bloody hard to put together, I struggled to put my pastry together and also lift the pastry up from my bench to the pie dish. I ended up having to use my hands to “force” the pastry to “live happily ever after” in the pie dish. I tell ya, it wasn’t easy to “combine” all the “broken” pieces of pastry ;-))
I think the recipe might be very easy to put together for the average person, but the point is I forgot that I am a below average baker. Next time, I should go for those “Dummy Pie Recipe” or may be .. I should just buy some ready-rolled pastry from the super market (sob sob).
Alright, my dear blog readers, may I present you my very first apple pie – Da Lah !!!
Please click here for the recipe
**** This is my entry for the Sweet Pie event held by Kopiaste *******