Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It's an apple-pickin' follow-up!

The chilly, rainy, windy weather at the start of last weekend motivated me to finally do something with our apples. And Sarah's fantastic stop animation video of our apple picking motivated this post.

On Saturday afternoon, I started with this Apple Galette and used the cream-cheese crust as recommended.

Sunday it was an apple crisp from Martha.

I can't recommend these recipes enough, and I just hope that I remember them when we go out picking nest year's apples! If you need proof, just know that neither item lasted for more than 24 hours before the last morsels were scraped from the pans. The crisp was hands-down one of the best crisps I've had in a long, long time.

For the month of October, I'm living in one of the most under-equipped kitchens ever. It's worse than college, but I think it's just going to make me that much more appreciative of a stocked kitchen when I finally move. I mention this because these recipes were measured with my eye and one large soup spoon. Seriously. So, I'm a bit worried that when I make the crisp again with actual measurements it may not taste the same. In particular, I loved that it wasn't too sweet, and if anything was a bit salty ~ I may have had a heavy hand with the salt, or it may be the way the recipe is written ~ I'm hoping for the latter.

And keeping with our apple theme, today's music is brought to us by Apple Records.


Anonymous said...

But your stove is really clean! Mom

Nicole said...

Kate...I am on day 4 of a fast and this post just about killed me this morning.....I swear I can smell your apple crisp.