Here is another thing I love to bake. I really, really, love apple pie. This is a good old fashioned apple pie. English style. Freshly baked apple pie reminds me of childhood and it's still one of my Dad's favourite desserts that he looks for when he goes out for a meal.
Unfortunately, many establishments in the UK don't do 'homemade' anymore and serve up something commercially made, which I find rather shocking. I am beginning to sound like Gordon Ramsay or Hector Botrini (without the profanity of course). It's not that difficult to make an apple pie from scratch. It's obviously all about the money, that and serving frozen chips. Don't get me started on why otherwise very good restaurants serve frozen chips...
Anyway, this is how I like my apple pie. It shouldn't be too sweet. There should be a bit of tanginess to it. Double crust. No cinnamon, no raisins. Best served hot with cream, custard or ice-cream.
I'm not sure if apple pie will be on the daily menu at the 'shop'. It will definitely be on somewhere and it will definitely be available for special orders.
The same day I made the apple pie, I made these chocolate truffles. These didn't turn out as beautiful as I would have liked. Partly because I was free-styling a bit with the recipe and partly because I had 'help' from my littlest helper.
They were tasty though. Very tasty.
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