A while back, when I shared photos of our kitchen, Natalie asked to know what recipes I have tacked up inside my cupboard door for quick access. I have been meaning to type them out for her, and you all, but the holidays kept me from such a task. As I have all my Christmas stuff put away, and all my Thank-you notes written, I am finally free to jump into January – and the list I have made of “Things to post on the blog”. So, here’s the first of my favorite, most frequently used recipes…
My Grandmother’s Pastry.
Best in the world. I use real butter, my Dad swears by margarine – you decide.
2 c. flour
2 sticks butter
1 tsp. salt
For Apple Pie –
peel, core and slice enough apples to fill your pie plate – mounded! 🙂 Transfer them to a bowl and mix in:
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. flour
1 c. sugar.
place in prepared crust, lay top crust on top and crimp edges, trimming away excess pastry. Poke some steam vents in top crust with a knife. The tradition in our house is to use the leftover pastry scraps to shape a decoration for the top of the pie – something symbolic, like, a turkey if it’s Thanksgiving, a number if it’s a birthday – crosses for Easter – you get the point.
Bake at 400 for 45 min, or until golden brown and the juices are bubbling out of the vents.
This was a miniature pie I made on our honeymoon to celebrate our 1st week anniversary, while we were staying at Little Bear Wheelers cabin in the Colorado Mountains. My first experience cooking at high altitudes! I think that’s a heart on top. 🙂