Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Dollar Store Cuties and My Apple Pie!
I am not even going to lie. This post is really about my first homemade apple pie I made yesterday, but I figured it was a good time to show a couple of dolls I picked up from Dollar Tree a couple days ago.
Aren't they cute?! They had about five different ones in this color and a number of Caucasian ones. I might name them Rhonda and Wendy because they remind me of two sisters I grew up with. I also thought they would be perfect grown up versions of the new twins I just introduced, Samia and Sabrina. You know who else they could be? Tia and Tamera Mowry. We will have to see how this plays out.
Here they are in their original packaging. Of course the bodies are horrible, but the heads are in great shape. I'm sure I can find them a couple of bodies lying around here somewhere.
Now, on to my very first homemade apple pie. I have been wanting to make one for many years. I have been looking at pie crust recipes forever, but never felt brave enough to tackle what seemed to be a difficult task. I think making the Barbie food is inspiring me to really branch out. I remembered to take pictures just in the nick of time. I needed to document this one for sure.
So I made the pie crust with my rarely used food processor. I knew it would come in handy one day. The pie crust had to rest in the fridge for at least an hour. Once out, I used my, rolling pin to shape it. Ha! That rolling pin had never been used. I bought it awhile ago, specifically to make an apple pie.
I cut up about seven Granny Smith apples, and added the spices and the sugar. For some reason I thought I would have to pre-cook the apples. Nope.
Now we are ready for the second pie crust I used the rolling pin technique I learned watching everyone else make apple pies.
Doesn't look like much. Let's fix that.
That's better. At first I used a fork to pinch the edges, but I didn't like that, so I used my two thumbs to crimp the edges.
I added the little slits on top for decoration. I was going to do the lattice top like I do for my doll pies, but that would mean less crust. The crust is the best part!
So about an hour later, we have apple pie!
Here is the first slice.
As you can see, I didn't wait for it to cool, like I was supposed to. I have to pat myself on the back for this one. It is delicious! Both the top and the bottom crust are the perfect thickness. The crust is flaky, the apples are perfectly seasoned. I had a piece last night and a piece for breakfast. I shared a piece with my mom, and the rest will be taken to my boyfriend and his family. I sure wish D7ana lived close by. She's the kind of dolly friend that could really appreciate my baked goods.
I've shot a new doll story yesterday that will go up first thing tomorrow morning. Vanessa is in it, but it's not the episode where she goes to the school. That will happen in a couple of days.