Okay! I was so set on eating it that I forgot to take pictures till after I cut it... but it still looks and tastes good!
I did a lattice crust (my fist time!), oil crust, and I had a bit of dough left over, so I made some cutouts with cookie cutters. 
Notice how I made some LARGE slices! It's the best way to eat apple pie.
With the leftover liquids after I had cooked the apples, I added a mixture of 4 tablespoons water to 3 tablespoons corn starch to make a thick sauce.
Ingredients:
Pie crust (for two crusts):
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • a bit more than 1/2 cup milk
Apple filling:
  • 8 apples
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • Enough water to just cover the bottom of the pot
  • 1/2 cup raw or brown sugar
  • shake of cinnamon and nutmeg 

Pie crust:
Mix the flour and salt together in a large bowl. Add oil and milk, and blend well. Refrigerate.
Apple filling:
Wash, peel, and slice the apples. To prevent them from getting brown and to keep their fresh flavor, squeeze on some lemon juice. Put the apples, water, sugar, and spices in the pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, till apples are soft. Remove from heat.
Assembly of the pie:
Preheat the oven to 175 celsius. Take the pie crust out of the fridge and roll out to desired size. Place in pie pan. If wished, you could do a decorative crust at this point. Pour in apples, and, if desired, you could make a sauce for the pie (see above). Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden. Enjoy!
Question of the week:
What is your favorite pie flavor? Please comment!
 
 
Though I'm not a great photographer, I have to say, these are better than they look. After putting all the work over it, slaving over a hot stove, I'm very much pleased in the results. 
Okay! So I just had to mix the stuff together, melt the butter and chocolate, and refrigerate. Well, the photo shoot was hard!
Fine! I got to eat the piece of pie and drink the tea. Fitting reward. But I still...
Um.. does finding and editing the recipe count? 
Well, I know it isn't pretty, but the first piece never is! Unless you are some Martha Stewart, which I doubt. But it still looks sweet! (Pun intended)
Presenting: tonight's dessert (though you might not be able to wait that long...):
Peanut Butter Choco Pie!
  • 1 2/3 cups finely crushed biscuits (If you want your peanut part a little crunchy, leave in some large pieces)
  • 3- 3 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar (you might be able to use less)
  • 1 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup melted chocolate
Mix the powdered sugar and biscuit crumbs and stir well. Add the butters and stir till creamy. Fit into a pie pan, and pour on the chocolate. Refrigerate until the chocolate has set, then serve cold. 
Question of the week:
What is your favorite seasonal food? Please comment!
 
 
    I find the hardest recipe to find is a easy, non-complex hot cocoa recipe. Look online. There are billions of recipes, but how do you find the right one!? The other day, I was going through some hot cocoa recipes on Pinterest, and I saw this recipe. It looked so easy, and there was no strange ingredients that you have never heard of, or even powdered milk (which I have never had, but it smells bad, so why try it?)! Besides, who wants to fuss around with ingredients with only a slight chance of it working out? This is the comfort food for everyone. Here is the recipe, and and the link to the site. Have a very merry belated (or early) Christmas! http://onecharmingparty.com/page/9/
    Ingredients:
  •  1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
    How to:
Mix the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a medium sized saucepan. Pour in water, and boil at medium heat. Let boil for 2 minutes, but don't let it burn. Stir in milk and stir until warm, but don't let it boil. Take the pan off the stove and stir in vanilla. Serve warm, with or without toppings.

    Suggested toppings:
  •  Whipped cream
  • Cocoa powder
  • Candy cane
  • Marshmallow
  • Chocolate chips
  • Any other thing you can think of!
    Please try it and tell me what you think of it! If you can think of any more toppings that you think the world would enjoy, please comment! I will try to put it on when I have time! Thank you!
 

    Hannah Harper

    I have loved doing crafts, cooking, and writing all my life. Ever since I was a little girl, I have had great joy helping make cookies (though I probably was more of a bother than a help!) and I loved putting my heart into drawings that only I could understand.  That is, until I would run off and do something else! Though I do not know you, and probably never will, I hope with all my heart that you will grow in your joy of creating items with your hands and heart.

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