the fate of the world in my hands…

October 25, 2008

Jesse and I voted today. We sat down with the voters guide and wisely (well to the best of our ability) chose the best candidates and in our own way decided the fate of the country for the next 4 years. That seems to be some pretty heavy responsibility. Hope the world doesnt impolde because of my decision…

Well on a tastier note…I’ve been baking with apples a lot lately. Its fall and fall should be celebrated with warm apple anything in my opinion. Here are some delicious recipies for you to try so soon.

Apple pie…only better and little like christmas:

Filling:
6 large peeled and sliced granny smith apple
2 Tbs of fresh grated ginger
the zest of 1/2 an orange
2Tbs fresh orange juice
3/4 C sugar
2 Tbs of flour
some cinnamon (as much as you want)
some nutmeg (way less than you thin-like 1 dash)
some ground cloves (like 2 dashes)

Mix that all up and let sit for 10 minutes and stir occasionally. After you pour this into the prepared pie crust chop up 2 Tbs of butter and scatted on top of the apples before putting the top on. This is important.

The crust…well I cheat because I’m lazy and just use the pillsbury roll out crust but home made crust is so much better. Pretty much all recipes are the same but when you’ve covered the pie, if you’ll brush the top crust over with apricot preserves it gives the baked crust a beautiful glossy golden deliciousness.
Try it….although i think this pie might be best at Christmas…it tastes too much like wossle to be had in fall it think… but still so good.

Recipe #2

Apple cake:

entire recipe is here… Have fun and eat so much! Plus since there’s apple’s inside and you know there’s no preservatives you can have these for breakfast!

Happy Autumn!
love,
Leslie

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2 Responses to “the fate of the world in my hands…”

  1. Melissa said

    had no idea you too were infected w/ the “must bake with apples in the autumn disease”

    Applesauce:

    8 mccintosh apples (peeled & quartered)
    2 cups of apple juice (simply apple is the best!)

    Preheat oven to 450.
    Bake apples w/ apples juice poured on top for 30minutes. Remove and smash up apples:) Continue to bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours to 1 3/4 hours 🙂 mixing in brown sugar & cinnamon during the last 30min or so.

    There you have it…homemade apple sauce fo cheap! only like 3 bucks for apples and 3 bucks for apple juice (and you don’t even use all of it, apple juice for the week!!!)

    your delightful les, and inspiring to me to want to cook.
    one day ill aspire for apple pie but for now applesauce is all i can delightfully make.

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