Saturday, January 30, 2010

Apple Pie Please

I was never a big fan of apple pie until I tried this version. It is a bit different because it has whipping cream, egg and flour on the inside and is topped with a crumble topping. It is delicious! This is how you make it....

9 inch deep dish pie crust
Granulated Sugar
1 Egg
Vanilla Extract
Whipping Cream (8 oz)
2 cups of chopped apples (you can substitute other fruit into the recipe)
Lemon Juice
Brown Sugar
Butter (1 Stick)

Here is how you make this masterpiece:
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
2. Combine Dry Ingredients: 3 Tablespoons Flour, 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar, a dash of salt.
3. Combine Wet Ingredients: 1 well beaten egg, 1 tsp. lemon juice, 2 cups apples, 1 tsp vanilla, 8 oz. whipping cream.
4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and blend until smooth.
5. Melt 1/2 cup of butter and mix in 1 cup of flour and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Crumble this mixture on top of the pie. I sometimes add a little extra flour if it is not crumbling well.
6. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes. I sit a piece of alum. foil on top of the pie to keep the crumble goodness from burning. I also always place the pie on a baking sheet because it the inside sometimes will bubble over the edges while it bakes.
7. Turn oven down to 350 degrees and remove alum. foil. Bake for another 15 minutes.
8. Allow the pie to cool and serve it up with some ice cream!!!

Here are some pics of the pie as I made it recently. This time I combined the wet and dry ingredients in my Kitchen Aid mixer and blended them on a high speed. It make the whipping cream extra fluffy and when I baked it the inside bubbled out onto the pan like never before. It didn't effect the taste of the pie but the crumble topping isn't as pretty as it usually looks. The yum part was eating the part that spilled out onto the pan. It was like a moist sugar cookie! Any way you make this pie it always comes out delicious.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Snow Day in Philadelphia

It's been too long since we published a post, so I decided to hop on the computer and share what is going on in our world. Early Saturday morning the snow started falling here in Philadelphia. From our living room window it looked like we were trapped inside of a whirling snow globe. The Snow was light like powder, fluttering in all directions. It was warm and cozy in our small apartment and we were lucky to both be able to be home to enjoy the day together. We can't wait to visit all of our family and friends in the southeast this week. Rosco may be sad though. He appears to be in love with the snow. He pounces around like a puppy when he gets out in it....wallowing around and kicking his feet. Truly adorable. I wish I could give him fun in the snow all year long....but not really. I am ready for tropical weather.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

This must be what the guy from Man Vs. Food feels like

This past weekend, Alana and I were looking for a place to grab lunch and ended up in Queen Village at Famous 4th Street Deli. The deli is your quintessential Jewish Deli. For a complimentary appetizer we were brought three different flavors of pickles, all were good. After looking at the exhaustive menu we finally decided on a Pastrami Reuben and a Corned Beef Sandwich. The sandwiches were a bit expensive and we now know why. THEY ARE HUGE!! I could barely eat half of mine and, honestly, should have stopped well before that. Alana couldn't even finish half. Keep in mind we were both starving when we entered. The sandwiches, though, were phenomenal. Maybe the best I've ever had.

Dessert at Mong Kok Station

After Banana Leaf, we stayed in Chinatown and ventured over to my favorite pastry shop, Mong Kok Station. We had a couple of yummy-good delicacies and a few bubble-milk tea drinks to wash it all down.

At Banana Leaf with Jean

With Alana's Mom in town not too long ago, we decided to grab some dependable Malaysian/Japanese food from The Banana Leaf. As always, the food was good and service quick. Here are some pics.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

More Tattooed Mom...

Here are some of the creatures we found lurking on the walls. This local watering hole attracts in an interesting crowd, but they all appear to be having a good time.

Tattooed Mom

Dan, Maria and Alana dropped into the Tattooed Mom on South Street one summer afternoon to cool off after a day of walking around the city. They stumbled into a play land for old PBR cans! IT was fun and the Watermelon Wheat Beer on draft was rather tasty!