Archive for March, 2008

Mon, Tues, Wed (3, 4, 5 March)

Monday – ate out with the kids as a treat

Tuesday – kids had crumbed/breaded chicken, mac’n’cheese, peas, corn and carrots. Pasta with chicken, pesto, cherry tomatoes, broccoli¬†and parmesan

Wednesday – leftovers from Tuesday

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Saturday and Sunday ( 1 & 2 March)

Saturday – pizza after a playdate that finished later than we expected

Sunday – dinner at Alison’s. We made apple pie for dessert.

This is the Country Apple Pie recipe from the AWW French Cooking Made Easy cookbook

Pastry

1 3/4 cups plain flour

1/4 cup self raising flour

1 tablespoon icing (confectioner’s) sugar

1 egg

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 egg white

2 tablespoons apricot jam

Filling

5 large apples (I always use green ones, usually Granny Smith)

1/4 cup water

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspon grated lemon rind

To make filling, place apples and water in a large pan, bring to the boil and simmer over low heat, covered fo 5mins.  Stir in sugar and rind, cool.

To make pastry, combine flour and sugar, rub in butter, Add the egg and enough lemon juice to make a firm dough. Refrigerate for 30 mins. Roll 3/4 of pastry out to fit 23cm (11″) pie / flan dish. Cover pastry case with baking paper and rice/beans and bake for 7 mins at 210C/425F. Remove paper and beans and bake a further 7 mins. Spread cooled filling into pastry case. Roll remaining pastry out to 3mm (1/8″) thickness and cut into thin strips. Place over pie in lattice pattern and brush with egg white. Bake at 210/425F for about 20 mins or until pastry is golden brown. Brush warm pie with jam.

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