Good Evening everyone..
Thanks so much for dropping by the Blessed Hearth..
Have I told you lately that I love having you? grin..
I do ...
For you tonight I have a couple of wonderful recipes..
They are both from my favorite cookbook..
A Mennonite one by Edna Staebler who is a Canadian..
The first one is called..
SPEEDY PAT-IN PASTRY..
It is easy, crisp, tender, tasty and needs no rolling..
I make it in my 4 cup measuring cup although the recipe says to make it in your 9 or 10 inch pie plate..
Here is the recipe..
1 1/2 cups of flour... white or whole wheat
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup corn oil
3 T. cold milk..
So either sift your flour, sugar and salt directly into your pie plate or in a bowl or measuring cup..
Combine the oil and milk in a bowl or another cup and beat with a fork until creamy..
Pour over your sifted flour mixture..
Mix with a fork until completely dampened..
Press the dough with your fingers to line the bottom and sides of your pie plate..
Flute the edges if desired and fill with whatever filling you have chosen..
If you need a cooked pie shell then prick with a fork and bake at 425 degrees F. for 15 minutes but watch it..
I picked another recipe from her book and used the pie crust..
LUSCIOUS APPLE PIE..
A baked shell..
6 to 8 apples
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water or less
2 T. butter
1 tsp. almond flavoring
1 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup shortening..
Core and slice the apples.. Add the sugar, water and butter.
Cook until tender. Cool and add almond flavoring..
Mix the topping until crumbly..
Spoon the apple sauce into the pie shell and cover with crumbles..
Bake in 400 degrees F. oven for about 15 minutes until topping is golden..
She says to keep your eye on it..
It was very good..
Serve it with ice cream, whipped cream or cheese..
You know there is nothing so sweet as a fresh pie out of the oven..
I believe Spring has sprung here in the Maritimes of Canada..
The grass is turning green and there are snowdrops and such..
My irises are up and lots of chives...
Today as I waited in the car for Terry I made some lists of things that need done at the shop..
We have two rooms that are not finished so we hope to get them done next month and Terry thinks that my plan for a work space in the front would be kosher..
We hope to get down there soon so we can look it all over and make some plans.
Hopefully, next week..
For tomorrow I am going to go and stay a couple of days with my sweet daughter..
Our son-in-law is in L. A. so I will be company for her and our grandsons..
We are planning a wee trip across the border..
Should be fun..
So, I will be missing for a few days but will check in with you all
when I get back..
So glad, you dropped by..
When I get home I think I will try and do a little give away..
My goodness, I don't seem to get any new followers lately for some reason so perhaps it will jump start it again.. grin..
Looking forward to hearing from you..
Peace and Joy...
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