"Everything But The Kitchen Sink" Apple Pie
So many idioms are appropriate for this pie. It is humble in appearance, a cutie compared to its big chunky counterparts, and easy to make. Bold flavours make up for the lack of size (I guess it’s about 6” in diameter). As the title indicates, I used lots of leftovers to fill the pastry. The crust is made with surplus pâte à foncer from last week’s Orient pie, the raisins come from a bag of trail mix (does anybody eat all those raisins ever?), which together with currants and dates were soaked in walnut liqueur, also bought especially for the Orient pie. Even the whipped cream can be considered a leftover. I had bought too much cream last week, so I stored the piped whipped cream in individual portions in the freezer. Waste not, want not.
PS: I should point out that the shapes on the rim of the pie are meant to be leaves and not slugs.
Dutch New Year’s Cookies
IJzerkoeken and Kniepertjes are thin, crispy waffles, traditionally eaten around New Year in the Northern and Eastern parts of the Netherlands.
This is a super easy trifle recipe, that Dorien and I just came up with.
You’ll need: strawberries, strawberry cheesecake ice cream, a piece of cake (no pun intended) we used lime halva cake for this, and whipped cream.
As you will see from the last picture, it was quite enjoyable :)