I made a basic short pastry in my new mini food processor, using a cup of whole wheat pastry flour, and proportionate amounts of butter and water. Rolled out and tucked into the tins:
|Lid for the apple pie also rolled, and a tart's worth of extra dough.|
Of course, they have to be trimmed suitably for the day. After adding the lid to the apple pie, I cut the steam slit. And I pricked the other all over, to bake it blind. In the following photo you see it filled with parchment paper and beans:
As Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry might say, you can see from the photo of the bottom that it is "a good bake". The crust is a bit thick, since I was rushing, but the filling tasted quite nice. You can see how well the apples cooked down, and got darker with the spice and honey cooking into it:
|You can see the "π" in the piercings.|
I forgot to get a picture of the finished onion sprouts, or the pie before baking, I was hungry! This is the final result - I used a bit of trimming to decorate the top:
There's a sprinkle of shredded cheese, and just one egg. It was tasty, but showed the effect of my trying to squeeze a recipe down to the tiny size. The dark spots are all the onion bits I'd cooked down, some of which got a bit took cooked. But I like the crispy taste that onion gets that way.
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the death of Stephen Hawking earlier today. As some people pointed out, other that being a few years apart, he "was born on the day Galileo died and died on the day Einstein was born." He threw a party for time-travelers (in part to prove whether time travel exists); spoke to astronauts in space; had a wicked sense of humor; and was part of a trio of the hottest brains ever:
Time to wrap up the day with some jokes (the dark side may have cookies, but the nerd side has pi) and listening to the Fugue on Pi.