Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Edge of December

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I've been working quite bit this November (and had no time to post) but there is a big blank work horizon in December with lots of time to make Christmas crafts and snacks. This little cake house is what I'm working on this week---here at the edge of December.
Goodbye November.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Yummy Mummy Apple Pie

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This pastry is ridiculously easy to make and delicious.

Ingredients:

Pepperidge Farm puff pastry (in the freezer section of the grocery store)
1 Apple
Sugar
Corn starch
Cinnamon
Salt 
2 Candy eyes 

Let one sheet of puff pastry sit on the counter for 15 minutes and go do something else.

When the timer goes off set it a second time for 15 minutes and start working:

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
2. Mix 2 Tbs. sugar, 1 tsp. corn starch, 1 tsp. cinnamon and a pinch of salt in a medium mixing bowl.
3. Peel, core and slice one apple.
4. Add the apple to the sugar mix and coat all the slices.

 

5. Crack an egg and separate the white (cook up the yolk for your dog if you have one).
6. When the timer goes off, unfold the puff pastry on a sheet of parchment paper.
 
7. Lay the apples slices in the middle of the PP sheet starting an inch below the top edge and ending an inch above the bottom edge.
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8. Make slanted slices on other sides of the PP. Fold them over - alternating strips. Trim the top and bottom sides free of excess dough.
9. Transfer the parchment paper with the mummy to a baking pan.

10. Brush the top with the egg white.
11. Bake for 15 min. then lower the heat to 375 degrees and bake for 15 min. more or until the top is golden brown.
12. Remove and allow to cool before inserting 2 candy eyes.

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