Tuesday, November 1
Have you ever seen a recipe that you wanted to make immediately? Well, I know I certainly have and it happened to me again last weekend (um, 2 weekends ago now.) The timing couldn't have been more perfect as Bryce and I were sans kiddo so I was able to indulge this whim before it passed.
The recipe was for salted caramel apple pie. You heard me. I saw it in a NY Times Sunday magazine. The recipe was created by 2 sisters who opened a pie shop in Brooklyn - Four & Twenty Blackbirds. Could it get any cooler than that? Really, I'm dying over here.
The whole leisurely process of putting it together was as decadent as the recipe itself. The kitchen to myself, a beautiful new kitchen at that, music in the background. Ah, heaven. Alas, this story turned out to be more about the process than the product. I didn't bake the pie long enough and the apples ended up rubbery. Rubbery and under done. If I hadn't enjoyed the process so much I would have felt terribly disappointed.
But it's okay. I'm already fantasizing about making it again. This time I'm going to try something different with the caramel. And bake it longer.