Apple Pie

May 15, 2017 at 4:45 pm | Posted in Pie | Leave a comment

recipe taken from simply recipes

  • 3 pounds of apples (about 6 to 8 apples)
  • 1 Tbsp of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar, (imo a little sweet but at the same time it was sour.. maybe too much lemon?)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour for thickening
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp brandy (Optional. By the way, if you have Calvados apple brandy, use it!)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

procedure:

2 Peel, core, and slice the apples: While the dough is chilling, peel, core and slice the apples into 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch slices.

As you cut your apple slices, add them to a large bowl and sprinkle them with a little lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to help keep them from turning brown.

3 Toss the apples with sugar, flour, spice mixture, add brandy and vanilla: Combine sugar, flour and spices (allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon) in a bowl. Add the flour mixture to the apple slices and use your hands to distribute the flour through the apples so they are well coated.

Then sprinkle with brandy and vanilla extract and stir to coat all the apples.

4 Prepare oven: Place one oven rack in the lowest position and put a large rimmed baking sheet on it (to catch any drippings from the pie.) Position a second rack the next rung up (still in the lower third of the oven) and preheat to 375°F.

5 Roll out the dough and line bottom pie plate: Remove one crust disk from the refrigerator. Let sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes. Place disk on a lightly floured, clean, flat surface. Using a rolling pin, roll out the pie dough to a 12-inch circle, about 1/8 of an inch thick.

6 Place apple slices on top of the bottom crust: Arrange the apple slices in the dough-lined pie plate. Mound the apples in the center.

As you roll out the dough, check to make sure it isn’t sticking. If and when it starts to stick, gently lift it up and sprinkle a little more flour on the table surface or on the pie dough to keep the dough from sticking.

Gently place the rolled out dough onto a 9-inch pie plate. Press down to line the pie dish with the dough.

7 Roll out top crust, place over apples, trim and crimp edges: Roll out the second disk of dough, again to 12-inches. Gently place the second round of pie dough over the apples. Trim excess dough with kitchen shears, leaving a 3/4 inch overhang from the edges of the pie pan.

Fold the dough under itself so that the edge of the fold comes right to the edge of the pan. Press the top and bottom dough rounds together as you flute edges using thumb and forefinger or press with a fork.

8 Brush with egg wash, cut vents: Place egg yolk and cream in a small bowl and use a fork to stir until well combined. Use a pastry brush to brush the egg wash over the top and fluted edges of the pie. Use a sharp knife to cut slits in the top of the pie crust for steam vents.

9 Bake: Place pie on oven rack centered over the baking sheet on the rack below it to catch any drippings. Bake the pie at 375°F until crust begins to lightly brown, about 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 350°F.

Bake until crust is golden and juices are bubbling, anywhere from an additional 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the type of apples you are using. (About halfway through baking check to make sure the pie isn’t browning too much. When it’s nicely browned, tent the pie with a large piece of aluminum foil to keep the pie from browning further.)

10 Let cool: Transfer the apple pie to a rack to cool for at least 1 hour. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature. Great with a side of vanilla ice cream.

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Blueberry pie (frozen)

May 11, 2017 at 11:59 pm | Posted in Pie | Leave a comment

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/blueberry_pie/

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/12196/blueberry-pie/

haven’t decided which one to try yet

 

ingredient

  • sugar: 3/4 c
  • blueberries: 4c
  • butter: 1tbs
  • cinnamon 1/2 tsp
  • cornstarch 3tbs

ingredient 2

  • sugar: 1/2 c
  • blueberries: 6c
  • butter: 2tbs
  • cinnamon 1/2 tsp
  • flour 1/4c
  • lemon zest 1tsp
  • lemon juice 1 tbs

procedure:

  • take out 3.5 cups of blueberry (add more as needed) to defrost
  • mix the mixture together then fold into blueberry.
  • assemble pie
  • bake at 425 for 20mins
  • bake at 350 for 30-40 mins

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Blueberry banana bread

May 11, 2017 at 8:43 pm | Posted in bread, Cakes | Leave a comment
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Blueberry banana bread

recipe taken from the recipe critic

Ingredients
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups fresh blueberries tossed in 1 Tablespoon of flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Spray two 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric or stand mixer with paddle attachment cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. In a small bowl, beat eggs using a fork. Add eggs to sugar mixture and beat until combined. Add mashed bananas and mix until combined.
  4. Sift all dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add sifted dry ingredients to banana mixture and mix until flour is just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX! Fold in floured covered blueberries.
  5. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans and bake at 375F for 15 minutes. REDUCE heat to 350F and bake for an additional 30 minutes until edges are slightly brown or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool completely before removing from loaf pans.

I used frozen berries and it was fine. the batter seems a little less for two loaf pans. I’m also a little apprehensive without using any milk.. but turned out just fine! maybe I added a little too many blueberries..

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