Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Books to the rescue!

I thought you'd like to see the results of yesterday's pie baking frenzy.
And in rather sinister close-up:
If it wasn't such a gorgeous golden colour I would think it was a close-up of a teenage boy's face.
I loved eating it, but it wouldn't win any prizes in the home baking section of an A. and P. Show. I'm guessing that the main problem was that the pastry was "tough" which seems to be the ultimate crime in pastry making. Certainly no problem to eat, but it lacked the "short" quality of a good shortcrust pastry. And left a lot to be desired in flavour. So when I was out looking for communication motivators for my students (long, complex story - not really a bloggy one), I spotted this pretty book. It contains a recipe for apple pie, and many other delicious, traditional goodies. Just the thing, I thought.
I also found the latest (in NZ) copy of English Country Living. A glorious treat for later.


RubyTwoShoes said...

Yum...the pie looks great. Wish I had myself one of those!!
The book looks good. Wish I got Country Living magazine, I guess there is nothing stopping me apart from obvious lack of funds..good thing I get to read yours when I come to stay!
Love to you, Mr PB and the animalsxx

Terri said...

It looks great! My pies always turn out with nice, flaky crust and they taste yummy but they look horrible.

Sal said...

Your pie looks lovely.
Enjoy your copy of Country Living. I read mine over and over.Sal;-)

Dianne said...

Your pie looks terrific...good enough to eat. I'm sorry that it didn't suit your taste buds so. Pie crusts can be tricky. The secret is getting the right amount of shortening to the flour ratio.

Practice makes perfect though and I'm sure, you'll get it right as you practice!!