friday nights spent in the kitchen are never wasted, in my opinion. for me cooking or baking while everyone else prepares for a night out is the most comforting activity. i find it strangely soothing and relaxing after a busy work week. so, it sort of became my friday night ritual. straight after work i would go and buy all the lovely ingredients. and then i would spend the night talking to my friends (the ingredients), listening to music and twirling about the kitchen (my neighbors must think i’m a crazy person).
so this friday night was apple pie time. i picked i never made before. the recipe says ‘simple’ apple pie note: the term ‘simple’, though, appears to be referring to the taste rather than the process of baking it… but not at all in a bad way! since i discovered lately that my pants were just a tiny bit tighter than i remembered, i decided my roomie would have to taste the apple pie instead of me. and he said it was really nice, not too sweet, subtle and – surprise! – somehow had a ‘simple’, old-fashioned taste to it. i was happy with it.
first peel the apples, then cut them in halves, remove the core and slice thinly. what i find very sweet and, well, a good thing in times of ‘sustainable’ thinking, is that the peel and the core are being reused. the leftovers are cooked to a sirup, that afterwards is sprinkled over the still hot cake.