I've fallen a bit behind in updating you about my baking arts class, so let's rewind a week and talk apple pie. I was quite pleased with my first attempt at making a pie. Actually, I was more than pleased. It only took four days for my husband Zac and to I polish off the entire thing with only a single slice going to a friend. Further proof of this pie's yumminess is that I made a fresh one to take to a little dinner party last weekend and Zac and I managed to help out with that one too. (P.S. the second one was even better!) Usually I'm more of a pie filling kind of gal. My crust often gets left behind sad, lonely, dry and uneaten. Not this time and never again! I've seen the light, heard the angels sing, had a flaky pastry epiphany! Never again shall I pine for a firm yet tender, melt in your mouth pastry shell or choke down a dry flavorless one....well, at least not if I'm the one handling the dough.
I planned to save my first pie so I could shoot it whole but it just didn't happen. By the time my lovely pie and I got home, there was no daylight to speak of and the temptation to cut into it was just too high. Luckily, I snapped a quick shot with my iphone as I was packing up the pie for our short trip home.