Monday, September 3, 2012
Apple Pie Crostatas (Sundays with Joy)
My kitchen and I have a love/hate relationship as of late. Really, it is quite simple --
I hate that I spilled rice all over the floor. All over. I hate even more that I did it twice. I am still finding little rice kernels here and there, even though I have swept at least 18 times...
On the other hand, I love that I made, for the first time in our marriage -- and my life -- perfect Brazilian rice. Each little piece completely separate, no piece stuck to another one...
Or, for example, I hate that I tried to make cheez-its from scratch and I totally failed. Instead nice little cheesy squares, I got one huge cracker that was waaaaaaaay too salty.
It is in the trash right now as we speak.
But I love that I was able to make this week's 'Joy recipe', apple pie crostatas. I made them and they turned out perfectly.
Yup, I love that.
Honestly, I was terrified about this recipe. It seems that every time I tried to do dough from scratch I botch it up. [See Cheez-it reference above.] And the pressure was on, because I had no choice but to make this recipe. It was up for this week, and when I committed to this cook-every-recipe-in-the-book thing, I committed to it. So, I made the dough.
And you know what? It turned out superbly!
Apple pie crostatas... another way of saying hand held apple pies. Who wouldn't want that?!
So right now, my kitchen and I are on happy terms. And it shall remain that way, until I step in some more rice kernels.
Since we (the 'Sundays with Joy' group) are going through the entire cookbook from Joy the Baker, we are not sharing the recipes online unless we adapted them (which I did not for this recipe) to keep the entire book from living online. That is up to Joy to decide if she wants to do that... buuuuuut if you would like to make something similar, visit Joy's blog to see the recipe for Apricot Crostatas. And she gives you a step by step visual guide. Perfect!
If you would like to get Joy's book and join us as we bake our way through it, you can get it here.