apple pie [222/365]

IMG_3282My friend has gone back now. Or … she might still be in Saint John airport, because her flight to Halifax was delayed one hour (!).

In two weeks, you get almost accustomed to being three people in the apartment — now it feels a little strange, or unusual πŸ™‚.

We didn’t do much today as she had to pack up, but we did produce an apple pie! I shamefully admit that I’ve never made one before. We made it from scratch — the crust and everything. It was amazingly quick, and turned out very good. While it was cooling down, we took a quick walk down to the grocery store and bought vanilla ice cream, to have with it. Scrumptious!

I still have a barking cough from that stupid, old cold, so I actually think I’ll take it easy and rest a great deal Β the next few days. Constantly switching back and forth between Swedish and English has also taken a toll on my brain LOL.

Lena got to experience, first hand, that I certainly wasn’t exaggerating about the heat and mugginess here! There was only one day — when we went to St. Martins and had the clam chowder, that it was a little bit cooler, but then we got back to this building and everything was the same.

26 Replies to “apple pie [222/365]”

    1. This was a Swedish apple pie, and the reason it rose up like that was that I only had one pan and it’s rather small. I don’t think we got the measurements perfect either — the recipe had metric, and mine don’t. In any event; it was good πŸ™‚

      I’ve heard the word strudl. Will check it out now …

      1. Oh I see! A crossbreed apple pie then πŸ˜‰ Strudl is a German word, but it’s used in Czech for the same thing. As Deb mentions in her comment, strudl is made from a different kind of pastry too. So it doesn’t rise as the American pie does. I’m guessing, I don’t do any baking myself! When I did made strudl ages ago, I bought the pastry to make it without examining what kind it was – besides its being a labelled as one for strudl.

        1. I don’t do baking … at all. This was an exception. It struck me after I’d posted it, that this isn’t even called pie in Swedish … it’s an Apple Cake. Nothing to do with American apple pie, which is a whole different animal πŸ™‚

          I know strudl … I thought it was Austrian, but that’s close enough … geographically πŸ˜€

      1. You’re very right. The pastry is apparently a different kind, so the results are different too. It’s not that I know about baking, so I didn’t realise without you pointing it out!

  1. That is some GOOD looking pie! I bet it was delicious with the ice cream…..what a lovely finish to your visit with Lena!!!
    I am so happy for you having her there.
    Oh & today is VERY hot/humid here so this will be coming to you by weekend; I apologize in advance!!!!!
    Sherri-Ellen πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, it was scrumptious πŸ™‚ Today is the worst day so far … we’re supposed to get thunder & lightning soon, according to the weather app, but our feline app hasn’t shown any signs LOL

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