Grateful For Pie

Just before I started baking, I was already salivating and tasting the cinnamon in the apple sauce. This was my first time in ten years making apple pie.

To be honest, I am more of an apple crumble person and not just because it is easier to make, but because I like the crunchiness of it all, versus apple pie where you just enjoy the filling and the sometimes soggy crust. The soggy crust is a memory from my last Thanksgiving.

Unlike last year, when I celebrated with my closest friends and my family in a big condo party hall, this year Thanksgiving Day was different. The people that were celebrating with me could all sit in an 6-seater dining table. It was a small group of people, easy to feed and to surprise with a homemade apple pie.

This was an experiment for me and not because of the apples, but because of the crust. I wanted to make an easy, yet savory crust that would leave my guests in awe and wanting more. It took me exactly two days until I found the easiest crust recipe. I made the crust the day before just in case something went wrong. Nothing happened, fortunately, and I did not even have to get my hands dirty. All I used to make the crust was a food processor, flour and butter. I got the recipe from this website.

I was nervous but excited, not just because of how it was going to taste, but I was afraid the crust would not cook and that would have been a disaster.

I peeled and prepped the apples for the filling using a recipe from the same website and everything was coming together perfectly. I was listening to a Disney baking playlist from Spotify and sipping some Sauv Blanc. It was truly a good day. I baked the pie for an hour, it cooked to perfection and the crust came out to be one of the best that I have done in my entire life.

I was desperate to taste it once it was ready. I think I burnt my finger trying to taste the apple sauce from the side of the baking dish. I brought it over to the house where I was having dinner, and everyone was excited to taste the pie.

After finishing with the turkey and the stuffing, the pie was brought the table to be enjoyed with a side of vanilla ice cream. It was succulent, and the crust was the protagonist that night. Everyone loved it and had seconds, just to enjoy the marvelous crust.  

So, if there is something that I am grateful for this year, is the people that got to share the pie with me, and of course grateful for the well-cooked and delicious pie.

Day 19 – Three

When I saw the word of the day this morning I couldn’t think of anything to write for the word “three.” I looked around my house to see if I could find something, but nothing really came to mind. And so while I was cleaning my dishes from breakfast, I saw the three very ripe bananas and it felt like they were talking to me.

The funny thing about it was that I wanted to eat one of them yesterday and I thought and said: Nah, maybe I will bake tomorrow and will need, not only two but three bananas. The three bananas, I used to make this recipe tonight.

There really isn’t a reason why I always go back to food on my posts. But I feel like my days at home are revolving around cooking and cleaning my kitchen.

And that’s what happened! I baked banana-oat muffins with choco-chips.

There are only three main ingredients, the rest are just a “filling” IMG_8358

  • 3 smashed bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • Vanilla
  • Baking powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Agave syrup

Mix everything in a bowl with a fork and bake at 200C for 12 minutes. You are done!

Other than using three bananas for today’s recipe, there are other things that come in three every day. For example, meals in a day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner or things to use in the shower – Shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner.

I’m sure there are many other things that girls use in the shower, but I think those are the three main ones.

Thoughts?

 

 

Day 13 – Teach

In case anyone is running out of breakfast ideas during this quarantine season …

I am going to teach/show you a recipe that I’ve been doing since all of this started and I am, let me tell you, obsessed!

So, here is my noname breakfast:

You only need simple ingredients: teach

  • 1 Banana
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 1 or 2 handfuls of choco chips – that’s up to you

Preheat nonstick pan in medium heat. Spray cooking oil on the pan once heated.

Mash the banana and once smashed completely, add the egg and stir with a fork. Once you get to the consistency of pancake mix, add the oatmeal and keep mixing with a fork. Add cinnamon and choco chips last, or else the mix will change colors too quickly.

Form pancakes in the previously heated pan and cook for about 3-5min each side, still on medium heat. Put on your plate and top with any type of syrup you like/have. I used agave syrup. teach-

I hope someone looks at this recipe before tomorrow morning and shares pictures with me if they were able to make it and their thought on the recipe. Oh, and if they are looking forward to more recipes.

Cheers,