Baking just seems right at this time of year...and I am a baker. I'm a good cook...hubby is an incredible cook. But I can bake so I lean where my giftings are! One funny thing happened when we were
cooking dinner for our kids...my middle son said "you know mom, you use the same ingredients
as dad...but his food seems to...." right then my older son cut in and told him to shut up.
We all had a good laugh because we all knew he was
going to say "dad's cooking is really good(which meant
So with that little funny thought I have pulled
out my vintage rolling pins, whisk and orange
bowl to do a little baking!
This Gooseberry Patch cookbook is just amazing...
I actually drool while reading some of the recipes.
But I landed on my own standby...Apple pie with crumble
topping. This time I am baking them in little canning jars.
My pie crust recipe which works every time...
3 cups flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 cup shortening
after you cut the shortening into the dry mixture
you add 1/2 ice cold water
that has 1 egg stirred into it, with 1 tbsp vinegar.
Mix till doughy...yes that's a word...and roll
out onto a floured board.
I used a biscuit cutter and cut out circles of dough and then placed
them in the canning jar.
Next added my apple pie filling...
topped with the crumb topping...
it looks like a french apple pie..
a little rustic looking
but delicious tasting!
I placed my jars into 13x9 pan for baking...I didn't want them
burning on the bottom.
It bakes down quite a bit...smells divine...tastes even better with a little whipped topping and of course
a cup of coffee!
Now just a quick egg tip that will help you save a great deal of time.
We have an egg ranch and are always cooking with eggs! Because they are so fresh there is no air bubble inside the egg...which makes it easier to peel. An egg must be a couple of days old before there is a small air pocket inside to make peeling easier. So....my technique for quick removal of a hard boiled egg is this...
Take a sharp knife and (whack) cut the egg in half....use a small teaspoon inside the shell and remove the egg from both halves.
You can remove 12 hardboiled eggs in less than 1-2 minutes with my technique! No more frustrating peeling!
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